Sunday, 27 May 2012

Pikachu Cake a.k.a. Simple Sponge Cake

So, this post is a pretence. I am going to give you my recipe for simple sponge cake but really all I want to show you is the awesome Pikachu cake I made for my friend who I lived with at university. (She used to sing the Pokemon theme song quite a lot... a real lot.)

What you'll need to make the cake is:
  • 3 Eggs;
  • 6 oz Self-Raising Flour;
  • 6 oz Caster Sugar;
  • 6 oz Butter; 
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder; and 
  • a dash of Vanilla Essence.
For the Filling you will need:
  • 100g Butter;
  • 200g Icing Sugar; and
  • Strawberry Jam.

So what you need to do is:
  1. Preheat your oven to 170C and grease two circular cake tins.
  2. With an electric whisk, cream together the sugar and the butter.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and whisk until really light.
  4. Divide the mix between the two cake tins and pop in the oven.
  5. Bake for 18-22 mins (until you can stick a knife in it and it comes out clean).
  6. Take out and leave to cool, in the mean time whisk together the butter and icing sugar to make butter cream for the filling.
  7. When the cake is cool, spread one cake with the buttercream and the other with the jam then sandwich together.
  8. Now you can either sprinkle with icing sugar and enjoy or...

BOOM!!! Pikachu cake :) 
(Yes its a bit rough around the edges but for a first go at fun icing pictures I'm chuffed.)


  1. What an awesome job on the Pikachu cake you got him dead on. =) did you free hand or trace it on the cake? great job again.

  2. Thank you :) I traced the outline onto a piece of paper then cut around it on royal icing with a lot of yellow food colouring in it. All his features were hand drawn and painted or made out of red dyed icing, cut to shape and stuck on.

  3. This looks amazing! Defo going to attempt this for my ten year old son! Thanks