Pokémon inspired baking

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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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Nom nom lemon/orange squares!We’re finally back from our Christmas bake-cation and ready to continue supplying the world with tasty Pokémon inspired treats. We’re picking up where we left off numerically, and what better way to start the New Year with a spark than with the most iconic Pokémon; Pikachu and Raichu! Pikachu has long been the face of Nintendo and has already been enshrined in everything from cupcakes to toothbrush holders, so we wanted to do something a little different to represent the electric mouse duo. We felt their electric type was best captured by tangy citrus fruits, so we made lemon bars for Pikachu and lemon & orange bars for Raichu. It’s a pretty straightforward recipe and the end results are very tasty so you have no excuse not to try it (well unless you’re weird and don’t like lemons…)! These are traybakes so we made 2 trays, one for Pikachu and one for Raichu, if you don’t think you’ll need that many lemon/orange bars you may opt to just make one or to find smaller trays (standard is 9″ by 13″). When finished we iced the bars with Pikachu & Raichu coloured lightning bolts in lemon glacé icing; if you’re a stickler for having your Pokémon inspired treats Look like the ‘mon then feel free to ice on a Pikachu or Raichu instead but this will take a long time and a lot of patience, especially to do ones that small! Be creative though, we like that.

Anyways, Pikachu, Raichu- I choose you!

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MimeCookie

Happy Christmas from Mr Mime!

Festive greetings Bakémon trainers! As we are so close to Christmas we decided to do yet another very special recipe to suit the season that’s in it. A standard Christmas treat for many years has been gingerbread men, decorated however one pleases. However us Bakémon masters aren’t huge fans of gingerbread so we decided to use our own Christmas cookie recipe to make Christmas Mr Mimes! Mr Mime was the obvious Pokémon choice because he’s humanoid shaped and we honestly have no other idea what baked good he could be 😛 These cookies are made with treacle & all the Christmas spices you can think of and are totally delicious; Bakémon master Siobhán has been making variations of this recipe (& flooding our apartment with cookies in the process 😉 ) since the start of December so we have it perfected! The Mr Mimes are decorated using lemon flavoured glacé icing which nicely compliments the Christmassy flavours & gives it an extra touch of sweetness. Be warned however that both the cutting out & icing of your mimes can be quite time consuming, we think it’s worth it though!

Ready? Let’s go!

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Bzz, hope you like honey!

Welcome reader to another Pokémon recipe brought to you by the Bakémon masters. This week we tackle Weedle,Kakuna & Beedrill- the other main bug family from first gen. Those of you who read last week’s Caterpie, Metapod & Butterfree recipe will notice this week’s is quite similar; we decided it was easiest and made the most sense to continue with cake truffles and cupcakes because the two families are so similar. We hope you like honey because the key difference with this recipe to last week’s is that it is completely stuffed with honey. Honey in the cake, honey in the icing (mmmm honey icing), honeycomb brittle…honey honey honey everywhere! Y’know, coz like Beedrill…bees make honey..do you get it? No? Well honey is tasty anyway…As well as having lots of tasty honey we also used chocolate  to coat our Weedles which was much more successful than Caterpie’s candy melts, and we coated our Kakunas in honeycomb as opposed to meringue…which was a little bit mad, but the good kind of mad we hope! Anyways, less words more baking (lol jk here come more words…the recipe!).

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You may have noticed that our recipes use a lot of food colouring. An excessive amount, some would say. But to them we say, it’s not our fault! Pokémon are meant to be colourful!
Anyway, considering how much we use, I (Siobhán) thought it might be helpful to give you the lowdown on the different types available.

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