Credit is due to Nintendo of America for its continued efforts with Play Nintendo. A dedicated website and YouTube channel with content suitable for young gamers is still ticking along, and it's pleasing to see the effort made to create bespoke content for that audience.
We keep an eye on Play Nintendo and its latest video is impossible to ignore. It's hosted by Elise Strachan of the MyCupcakeAddiction channel; it has nearly 3 million subscribers, specialising in cakes of various kinds (but mainly of the cup(?) variety).
In any case, this video shows you how to make a 'Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon Cupcake Cake', which is basically a lot of cupcakes smothered in icing and covered with all-manner of interesting things. There's even dry ice in there, because why not?
You can see the video and recipe below.
Islands of Alola Recipe details below and here: http://bit.ly/2gbLExt
40 Cupcakes (choose your favorite recipe!)
Printed edible island images (note: you can order these online or have them printed at your local cake supply store)
Printed Pokemon Characters
150g dark candy melts
20g each red and orange candy melts
Dry Ice (approx. 1 pound)
1 crushed white cookie
3 pounds of Buttercream frosting, tinted various shades of blue, green & brown
Buttercream frosting recipe (makes 1 pound):
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla essence
5 1/2 cups (650g) powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk
In a stand mixer with the whisk or paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed for at least 5 minutes, until the butter has lightened in color and is thoroughly whipped.
Using the tip of a sharp knife, scrape the vanilla seeds into the butter and beat to incorporate.
Add 1 cup of the sugar and begin mixing on low speed to combine, then beat on high speed for about 2 minutes.
Repeat this process 1 cup at a time until all the sugar has been added. Add milk a dash at a time if the mixture becomes too thick or dry. Scrape down the sides as needed and make sure no sugar is visible.
The full recipe (linked in the quote box above) recommends this for a 'confident cook' - no kidding. Also, the 'keep time' is one day, so get the whole street around to eat the cupcakes.
It's quite a thing - if you're going to give up a number of hours to attempt this, let us know.