Making a Pokeball cake is incredibly simple. Anyone with or without experience is fully capable of making one if they follow this simple guide.
Making the cake
- 200g caster sugar
- 200g softened butter
- 4 eggs
- 200g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp milk
- 2 round sandwich tins
You need to measure the ingredients then place them into a bowl and mix. We used a fork to mix the batter until it was a nice smooth paste. After this we greased the sandwich tines with butter then poured the mixture evenly between the tins. They then go into the oven at gas 5, 190°C, 375°F for around 20-30 minutes. Once the cakes are a golden brown, they’re ready to be taken out of the oven and left to cool.
While you can make your own, using shop bought icing is much easier. If you know how to make your own icing then feel free to but for this we’ll be focusing on shop bought icing which is easier for less experienced bakers.
- 1 pack of ‘ready to roll’ red icing
- 1 pack of ‘ready to roll’ white icing
- 1 pack of white designer icing
- 1 pack of black designer icing
You’ll also need some icing sugar to dust the chopping board with before you begin to shape the icing.
To start, you’ll need to do the white icing. Using a rolling pin to flatten the icing to a nice thickness and width. Then place the empty sandwich tin on the icing and cut around it to get the correct size.
If you’d like thicker icing: Fold the icing over into a semi circle shape
If you’d like thinner icing: Cut the icing circle in half then keep one side of it
Repeat this process with the red icing.
Carefully place the icing onto the cake to create the full circle. You don’t want to leave any gaps between the two semi-circles but it’s okay if it still looks a little messy.
Now it’s time for the designer icing
Carefully squeeze the black icing around the outside of the cake. This will make the outer rim of the Pokeball. Then comes the tricky part, you’ll also need to draw the button on the cake. Draw out a single line across the center of the cake leaving space for the circle. Repeat this on the other half of the cake.
Slowly draw out the black semi-circle on both sides of the back then add a second line to the whole thing.
Next, we fill in the circle. Use the white designer icing to draw a few large circles inside the back circle. Use a hot spoon to smooth it out into a nice flat disc.
Get the black designer icing again and draw a small circle in the center then smooth it out slightly with the hot spoon.
It may sound complicated but in practice it’s quite simple. We would have cleaned our cake up a bit more with the icing but we wanted to eat!