Pokemon fever has broken out, so I did cupcakes decorated as Pokeball. The other Pokemon were were too complicated, but the balls were totally easy with fondant. Only need round cookie cutters in several sizes.
Makes: 12 Cupcakes
60g high-quality cocoa powder (unsweetened)
5-6 tablespoons boiling water
175g butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons baking powder
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Directions Preparation:15min › Cook:25min › Extra time:4hours › Ready in:4hours40min
Cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Line a 12 whole cupcake tin with paper cases or grease.
In a large bowl combine the cocoa powder with 5 tablespoons of boiling water to create a thick chocolate syrup, if necessary, add more water. Stir the butter and sugar together, then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Combine flour and baking powder then stir into the batter.
Fill the prepared cupcake tin with the batter to 2/3 full.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool down for a few minutes in the cupcake tin, then cool completely on wire rack.
To Decorate: Select and use one colour at a time as fondant dries out quickly.
White Fondant Knead softly on a clean surface lightly sprinkled with icing sugar. Roll until thin then cut out 6 circles with a round cookie cutter or glass with a diameter of the size as the finished cupcakes.
Then cut 12 small circles cut out (for the center).
Store any remaining fondant in a plastic bag with the air removed for future use.
Red Fondant Knead softly on a clean surface lightly sprinkled with icing sugar. Roll until thin then cut out 6 circles with the same cookie cutter. Cut the red and large white circles in half, then set aside.
Black Fondant Knead softly on a clean surface lightly sprinkled with icing sugar. Roll until thin then cut into long strips about 1cm wide.
Use the large round cookie cutter to cut into small strips with rounded edges.
Cut out 12 black small circles in the center. They need to be slightly larger than the small white circles.
To Assemble: Pour a little water in glass, then using a small brush wet the straight side of a red and white half circle and join together. Repeat for all 12.
Wet the black stripe with a little water and place over the join of the white and red. Repeat for all 12.
Wet the back of the small white circle and join to the black circle. Repeat for all 12.
Place the white and black circle at the centre of the black strip on the red and white circle. Repeat for all 12.