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Geek Treats: Pokéball Cupcakes

It’s no surprise here that we love all things geeky, and when it comes to tasty treats, what better than geeky noms? So, we’re going to be trialling some Geek Treats over the next few weeks and bringing you some fabulous recipes. For our first experiment, I’m going to be using my very own recipe to teach you how to make some super cute Pokéball Cupcakes!

SAM_4091Pokéball Cupcakes        

Makes 12

Ingredients

200g Butter or Margarine
200g Caster Sugar
200g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Milk
4 Eggs

Regal-ice icing
Icing sugar
Red food colouring
Black food colouring

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Using a wooden spoon, beat the butter or margarine in a bowl until soft. Then, add the caster sugar and combine until the mixture is fluffy and light in colour.

2. Lightly beat the eggs in a separate bowl before adding to the butter and sugar mixture. When combined, add the vanilla extract.

3. Sift the flour and combine with the other ingredients. Once thoroughly mixed, add the milk. At this point you could also add red food colouring for added effect. However, the colouring can be tricky to get right without comprising the overall consistency and taste. You might even end up with an interesting orange colour like mine.SAM_4072

4. Place the mixture into 12 cupcake cases, preferably cupcake cases rather than generic cake ones as they’re a better size. Once divided, place in a muffin or cake tin (muffin tins are ideal for a good shape) and cook in the oven at 180 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until golden and spongy. Once cooked, leave them to cool until completely cold.

SAM_40785. Roll out the regal-ice and cut into circles. You can use a cookie cutter or even a narrow glass. The circles don’t need to be perfect as they can be shaped when on top of the cakes. 

6. Place the circle over the top of the cake and smooth to fit. 

7. Sift some icing sugar into a bowl and add a little water, just enough to mix into a thick paste. Then, add the food colouring until you achieve the correct shade. We’re looking for a gloopy consistency, which can be altered with adding water or icing sugar if you’re not quite there.

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8. Ice half of the cake with the red icing. It doesn’t have to be perfect at this stage, just try and stick to one side!

9. Give the icing time to set, then repeat the coloured icing steps to make a black mixture. You want this to be a little thicker, so that you can create a line across the cake. This can be tricky, so using a ready-mixed black icing tube might come in handy. Create a line where the red and white sides meet, with a circle in the middle. 

10. Finally, use the regal-ice to create small white balls to add to the centre of the cake. 

 

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Hani Fearon
Hani Fearon
I'm an aspiring film journalist living in Chester. Into all kinds of geekery from N64 to Xbox, graphic novels, cosplay anime and more. I have an unhealthy obsession with Pokémon and the Legend of Zelda series. So much so that I have two Zelda tattoos and various Pokémon lurking all over my house. In my spare time when I'm not busy being a real person and working, I'm writing or making retro games jewellery. I'm also obsessed with pandas. They're fabulous.

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