How to make a pokeball cake (in HD!)

video How to make a pokeball cake (in HD!)
Hello and welcome to this rather informal video tutorial about how to make your very own pokéball cake in a few simple steps! This recipe and video combined should give you enough confidence and information about how to make your cake – if you’re unsure about any of the steps, please contact me! I am more than happy to help :)

First of all, here is the all-important cake recipe.
You will need:

225g butter, plus extra for greasing
225g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
4 eggs
1tsp vanilla extract

If you want to make a chocolate cake, simply add 50-75g of cocoa powder. Please not that the more cocoa you use, the darker the chocolate cake will be.

Grease your cake tins with butter and line the bottom of each with greaseproof paper. Divide mixture into equal parts and bake on a medium heat for approx 30 minutes.

For the filling you will need:

1 tub elmea whipping cream
Jam of your choice (I used strawberry jam)

And finally this is what you will need for decorating:

2x 500g white ready to roll icing (you might be able to do with one pack, but I’d rather have too much than not enough!)
1/2 bottle red food colouring
1 tube black ‘decorating’ icing
Icing sugar

You will notice that the red icing will be a bit softer and more difficult to work with than the white icing (it sticks to everything!). This is because you have added extra liquid (the food colouring) to the icing. Therefore it is very important that you work quickly and efficiently with the red icing and make sure to put it in the fridge (or even the freezer!) immediately after colouring it.
If you don’t want to muck about with the black icing, you could use liquorice instead. I’m not a big fan of it, so it’s really up to you!

Finally, if this is your first cake, do check out my cake baking strategy guide – there’s lots of tips and tricks to be found there, plus an easy recipe for a simple chocolate cake to get you started!
brianmorin3 years ago
I feel you have to get used to being in front of a camera, Y said Okay! an awful lot. This of course is just experience. I did understand what you wanted me to however. Keep it up. . - bri <3

Of course you alread have heard this.... ;-)
jbabin3 years ago
As an option, I made this same cake and instead of using fondant (which my son doesn't like the taste of) I used pre-colored marzipan. It comes in a pack with white, red and green. Ready to roll out. So easy and tastes very good. Just another option - Then I just made a small amount of buttercream icing in black to pipe along the stripe. I was also a little harried and short on marzipan so I just white buttercreamed the sides too.

Wonderful cake - thanks for the vid!
BetterThanToast (author)  jbabin3 years ago
Absolutely, marzipan works just as fine! The cake looks fantastic, I hope your son enjoyed it! What a lovely picture :)
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Fantastic. Definitely looking forward to more videos! I've never worked with fondant like that before, and now I know how easy it is!
BetterThanToast (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Working with fondant can be a bit messy, but once you get the hang of it there really is nothing you couldn't do! :)