The Ultimate SKYLANDERS SWAP Force Party!

If you have kids (especially of the male variety) then there’s almost no way you’ve missed out on the Skylanders phenomenon that took the gaming world by storm a few years ago.

Skylanders came up with the worlds first interactive gaming portal which quite literally takes your child’s toys and inserts them directly into the video game they’re playing.

The latest instalment of the game is the Skylanders SWAP Force edition, where you can take your characters and split their top halves from their bottom, swapping and interchanging them to combine powers and create whole new characters – 16 main Skylanders become over 250 unique combinations (which means less toys to buy and more bang for your buck!)

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It’s no wonder I’ve been getting a ton of requests for Skylanders themed tutorials on my YouTube channel, so I decided to create a Skylanders SWAP Force ENTIRE PARTY for you guys to re-create at home.

It’s one of the most popular children’s toys and one of the most popular theme requests for kids parties, so why stop at just one cake – lets party plan the whole event 🙂


To start with, I created a Light-up (yes LIGHT-UP, as in flashing & glowing!) Portal of Power cake.

I filmed the process and turned it into this simple and easy to follow video tutorial, so you can recreate the cake at home. Just wait till you light it up and see the faces of your guests!

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I went with an actual Skylanders toy for the top of my portal cake as it saved a lot of time, and is far more accurate than a sugar crafted replica would be.

I used a Limited Edition Skylanders SWAP Force character called Springtime Trigger Happy. I chose him just because he’s super cute but he’s only available during the Easter / Spring season (2014) so if your little Skylanders fan wants this particular toy, you’ll need to grab it quickly before they run out.

Otherwise there are a TON of characters to chose from and if you do a bit of snooping, it won’t take long to figure out which one is your child’s favourite.

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Next I decided to make some of the Skylanders SWAP Force ‘Elements’ in cupcake form – they feature heavily throughout the game and any Skylanders fan will know exactly what they’re all about.

Once again, I created a simple instructional video HERE if you’d like to see how these were made so you can recreate them at home.

These toppers can be made several days in advance saving you time on the day of the party, which is always a bonus with excited kids running underfoot.


Finally, I’m able to share an exclusive Skylanders SWAP Force Printable Party Pack with you all, absolutely FREE! All you need to do is download the PDF HERE, print it at home and follow the instructions to piece together the party pack components.

There are Skylanders straw flags (because  whats a straw without a themed flag right?), Skylanders water bottle labels, Skylanders party hats, Skylanders cupcake wrappers, Skylanders treat bag toppers and a super cute Skylanders “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” bunting flag.


I love how much these printables add to a party theme – simple jelly beans become Skylanders jelly beans, basic water becomes Skylanders water and it makes the party look so much more cohesive with so little additional effort.


If you want to know where to find any of the Skylanders SWAP Force components, including the gaming Starter Pack, Limited Edition characters and lots more, head to to find out where your nearest retailer is located.

I’ll also be giving away some of the Limited Edition toys in my Monthly Wrap for April (April 30, 2014) so make sure you tune in if you want to win a free Limited Edition Skylanders character!

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I hope you find my Skylanders videos, along with this post and the amazing free Skylanders printables make your next Skylanders SWAP Force event a little easier to plan!

xx Elise

Elise Strachan - My Cupcake Addiction



154 thoughts on “The Ultimate SKYLANDERS SWAP Force Party!

  1. Hi, even tho it’s not close to my little brothers birthday, I would appreciate any skylander. My little brother is obsessed with skylanders and he’s been trying to save up for new swap force skylanders.

  2. Hi!! I love your channel! It helps me improve on my baking and decorating!! Congrats on the baby!! I don’t really care what skylander I get but I would really like the trigger happy one! Thank you so much!!!!

  3. Hi Elise, I love watching your tutorials in fact i can’t sleep until iv watched one which I do every single night, although iv subscribed to others i love your it’s the best thanks for sharing with us, any of the characters would be very welcome xxxx

  4. Hello I love all of your videos and I love all of your creations I hope to get Springtime Trigger Happy

  5. I love your channel and if you chose me to be the lucky winner, I would love to have easter trigger happy. I that is already taken, I would also love any of the other amazing new skylanders.

  6. Hi elise.
    I lovee your video’s. I bake and decorate as well n I appreciate all the great ideas that you give us with your videos. I have a nephew who is in love with skylanders and would appreciate any one of those characters. His birthday in on may 19th n I am making cupcakes to bring to his school for his party. I am definitely taking some ideas from your skylanders cupcakes and surprise the kids . with it. Thanks for the ideas

  7. My son loves skylander…this would be awesome for him…that’s all he thinks about and dream about…it’s like an obsession for him to get all the characters…and there is a lot of them…..

  8. Hi i LOVE your channel i check up on it daily my brother is obsessed with skylanders swap force he plays it daily and he has been dying for new characters but my mum said no i feel really sorry for him so i would love to win him a skylanders swap force figure. He would adore fryno but if that is not available any other figure would do him fine as long as he has got one i would be his fav sister

  9. Hello, I love ur videos, they’re just so creative and amazing. I have attempted a lot of ur cupcakes and ur videos have taught me so much new techniques and ways to decorate my baking goods. I would really like to have to the punk shock.

  10. I would like the FRYNO one please it looks super! Cool thanks and love your videos and blog! : D

  11. Hi thanks for all the effort you put into these videos, a collaboration with how to cook that would be awesome, if I was to pick a skylander it would have to be punk shock there aren’t many girls in swap force, thanks again xx

  12. I just recently came upon your tutorials on cake creations and am extremely impressed. I’m not the best at coming up with my own creations so it’s nice to be able to have ideas already in mind. This Skylander light up cake is very unique and the cupcakes are super fun. I know my son would love to have this cake and anyone of the Skylanders in his collection. Thanks for the opportunity for the give away! Happy baking!!

  13. Hi I really appreciate the effort you put in to your channel. I have made so many of your creations. If I were to choose a skylander I would have to pick springtime trigger happy

  14. Hi Elise I love your channel I watch it nearly every day I get so happy when a new one of your videos are uploaded and congrats on the new baby I would like any of the Skylanders 🙂

  15. I love your blog and YouTube channel. I’d love to get that Punk Shock Skylander.

  16. Hi Elise!
    First off, I want to start off by saying I absolutely LOVE watching your videos. I’m not just saying this to get you to pick me; I truly enjoy your work. Your clever and wonderful in your craft. 🙂
    I would like to win any of them but either punk shock or springtime trigger happy.
    Thanks so much, Elise. I look forward to another video on your channel 🙂

  17. I’m a new subscriber to your channel, and am loving your tutorials!
    I have twin boys who are Skylander mad, and would love to win any Skylander 🙂
    All the best for your upcoming addition to the family!

      1. Wow! Thanks so much Elise!
        I have replied to your email, my boys will be so excited!
        Thanks again for the awesome channel you run!
        Feeling very lucky…

  18. My son is absolutely in love with his Skylanders game. He get them when he does chores around the house. So latley his house work has doubled! Spring time trigger happy looks pretty awesome. Btw his birthday is May 18th and I am definitely making that cake for him. I already ordered and received the light. Thanks for another awesome video and ideas!

  19. Springtime trigger happy for my son is what we would choose, If the contest is still going on hubby and I love watching you and your videos and love the accent lol

  20. Thanks for the ideas on the skylander party. My son’s birthday is in 10 days and I would definitely be using your print outs for his party. I would like fryno.

  21. Hi I love your videos that you make. I love coming home from school and going on my IPad to watch you. I would love to have punk shock to start my skylander collection.

  22. Hi I love all your videos. I come hoke from school and always watch them. If I could have a skylander I would have punk shock.

  23. Hi, Me and my daughter love your channel. We are watching your videos over and over again. I have tried some of your creations, before I would make a square cake or I would buy one in cake shop, now because of your channel I am baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes. In two months time my daughter will celebrate birthday. I am planning to make for her Skylanders SWAP Force cake and cupcakes from your channel. If you chose me to be the lucky winner, I would love to have PUNK SHOCK for her birthday. I am hoping to see some cake pops al well .

  24. My nephew absolutely loves Skylanders and these ideas are perfect for his party. I’d also like to enter for the Skylanders giveaway. Thank you so much for all your tutorials!

  25. My son would LOVE any of these special Skylanders! I hope I’m not too late!!

  26. Hi, just wanted you to know that I love your wonderful ideas. I have made a few of your creations and they were big hits. Thank you so much. My grandson would love “Springtime Trigger Happy”, but would be extremely happy with anyone of the Skylanders. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

  27. Love all your ideas so inspiring. I would love the punk shock skylander for my daughter

  28. hi, i love your posts and your channel and i would like to have “Springtime Trigger Happy” . i would like to thank u for the mothers day playlist .

  29. OMG……. Thank you sssssoooo much for the tutorials and party pack stuff. I’m throwing my 4 yr old a surprise Skylander party and this is going to be AAAWWWEEESSSOOMMMEEE!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

  30. Hi, I’ve just printed the free printable party pack. It looks fabulous. My 3 year old is going to be thrilled when he see’s the decorations at his little party on Saturday. I can’t wait to view the cake tutorial as well. He’d love any of the special Skylanders you are giving away, if you have any left.

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