Hey guys! With the Pokémon movie coming out,  “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” on May 10, I decided to make a cake topper of Pikachu!

I used Americolor gels instead of Wilton for a few reasons… Americolor gels are less sticky and easier to work with. Also, they are more concentrated than Wilton, so you need to use less to get your desired color. Wilton, over time, crystallizes and gets gritty, whereas Americolor doesn’t. The fondant tools that I used are Wilton, but Wilton doesn’t make the plastic ones anymore, so the link below aren’t for the ones that I used, but there isn’t much of a difference. Wilton only makes metal ones right now, which you can’t use on modeling chocolate because it tears.

The Pikachu takes under an hour to make, and something that’s pretty cool about it is that if you don’t necessarily love how it looks, you can just keep rolling it – it won’t dry out! Just remember that if you need to wash your hands and let the chocolate cool, you have to make sure your hands are COMPLETELY dry before you keep going, otherwise the chocolate will seize up. This topper is nine centimeters tall.

I hope you enjoy the video!

I put two choices for modeling chocolate – either one of them is great!

One edit to the video… in it, I had said I used 20 gauge wire. I meant to say 10 gauge! The video is long, because I walk you through step-by-step so you can do it side-by-side with me. When you’re just working on it by yourself, it takes under an hour.