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Gender Equality Cupcakes

Gender Stereotype Defying Cupcakes

Ahem. Well that title was a mouthful. Yep, this week we attempted to bake six Pokémon all at once. As you can imagine, it took a while (but not as long as you’d think!) and writing it up also took a while, which is why this post is late (sorry!). We felt it was logical to do both male and female Nidoran lines all in one recipe because essentially they’re the all the same family, they just differ by gender. Did anyone else find it weird that in the first Pokémon game only Nidoran had a gender? And subsequently when genders and breeding were introduced for all Pokémon, that Nidoking and Nidoqueen can’t breed? Japan, you are cray-cray…Anyways, the recipe is for fruit & chocolate cupcakes, specifically blackberry & milk chocolate for the female line and raspberry & white chocolate for the male line (specifics for each mon detailed below). Yup, pink for boys and blue for girls, because gender norms are silly, right? Now, let’s make lots and lots of cupcakes!

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We’re Siobhán and Nicole, two students with a shared cause: to bake all original 151 Pokémon. We aim to bring you weekly recipes inspired by each Pokémon (or Pokémon evolutionary chain), starting at #1 and working our way to #151! Most of these recipes are our own creations, we’ll give you step by step instructions & photos so you too can be Bakémon masters like us 😉

We’ll see you soon for our first Bakémon experiment!

Gotta bake ’em all!