TGON Bakes: Detective Pikachu Cake

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Ingredients

Cake
227gr unsalted butter softened
300gr granulated sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
360gr cake flour
2 and 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
240ml whole milk, room temperature

Frosting
340gr unsalted butter softened
660gr confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons heavy cream, room temperature
Yellow food colouring

Decorating
Red decorating icing tube
Black decorating icing tube

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How to bake

Cake
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/170°C.
2. Grease and lightly flour 2 9-inch round cake pans and set them aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mix well after each addition.
5. Beat in the vanilla.
6. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and stir together with a whisk.
7. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beating well after each addition.
8. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and bake the cake for 20-30 minutes.
9. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove the cakes from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack.

Frosting
1. In a large mixing bowl with a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter on medium-high speed until creamy and pale in colour.
2. Add half the powdered sugar and beat on low speed just until the sugar has fully moistened, then turn the speed up to medium-high and beat until well incorporated.
3. Add the remaining powdered sugar and beat until well incorporated.
4. Add the vanilla and salt.
5. Turn the mixer on low speed and slowly add 3 tablespoons of the heavy cream.
6. Turn the mixer up to medium-high and beat until the cream is well incorporated.
7. Check the consistency of the frosting and add more cream, 1/2 tablespoon at a time, if needed. The frosting should be soft and spreadable but not so loose that it doesn’t hold its shape.
8. Save a small amount of white icing in a separate container and use the yellow food colouring to colour the bigger batch. Mix until the colour is evenly distributed.

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Decorating
1. After the cakes have cooled, place one round cake on the tray that you will be serving the cake on.
2. Cut two rabbit-ear shaped pieces from the other round cake.
3. Place the rabbit-ear shaped cake pieces at the top of the round cake to form the basic shape of Pikachu.
4. Add a generous layer of yellow icing to the entire shape of the cake and along all edges.
5. Chill the cake in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
6. Add an additional layer of yellow icing if needed. Otherwise, run a butter knife or cake knife over the entire cake to smooth the icing.
7. Add black and red details using the decorating icing tubes.
8. Use a piping bag to add the white dots to the eyes using the icing you put aside.
9. Chill the cake until it is time to serve.

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