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. Hey Elise. I loved this! And the Line cake pops. Did you make your own cupcake stand for this? I’d love to see a tutorial. Thanks for inspiring!

  2. Hi Elise. I love your video and would like to enter the competition. I don’t mind which character I would want to win. Thanks for the fantastic videos. Morgan 🙂

  3. Omg Elise I knew you could do it!!!!!!! Looks like Evan will be getting a portal cake after all for his birthday in August. I can’t believe how easily you made it too. You are a star 🙂

    I’d love to enter the comp to won a sky lander to put on top of his portal cake. I honestly don’t mind which one (although springtime trigger happy is pretty cute lol)

    Thanks so much yet again for sharing your knowledge with us all.
    All the best,
    Kate 🙂

    1. Hi Kate,

      Thanks so much for entering the Skylanders competition to win one of the limited edition Skylanders SWAPForce characters.

      I’m please to let you know you have won a Springtime Trigger Happy, so it looks like this will be the character to grace Evans birthday cake this year!

      If you can send me back your full name, postal address, and a contact phone number (if you’re outside Australia) and I will get little Springtime out to you ASAP!

      Thanks so much for tuning in to my channel, and for entering my competition!

      xx Elise

  4. Hi Elise, your video was awesome. My little brother lives skylanders and I will sure be making this for when his birthday comes around. His favourite characters are springtime trigger happy and fryno. So either of them, he would be happy to get. We always watch your video tutorials and we love everyone, even tho I am young, you have inspired me to bake and give it a go. Tess 😄

  5. Hi Elise! I absolutely love these little skylander treats. I showed my cousin (who’s a BIG fan of you and skylanders) and he adored it!!! It’d me awesome if I got to win one of those cool special addition ones! Should I comment on here or on YouTube? If it’s here I really don’t mind which one(:

  6. Hi Elise. I love your video and would like to enter the competition. 😀 I dont mind which one, though
    Punk Shock is awesome! Love You Elise

    Thanks So Much,
    Josephine x 🙂

  7. FRYNO PLEASEEE!!! My little cousin, I think of him more as a brother is obsessed with skylander’s, and one of these would warm his little heart

  8. You make the most amazing creations can’t wait for more. Frydo has to be the best spring time skylander yet! 🙂

  9. My son was watching the video with me and he got all excited when he seen the skylander punch shock, he really likes that one. So If i win I would like that one. Thank you elise 🙂

    1. Hi Ruchelle!

      Yay – You won a Skylanders figurine! And I promise it had nothing to do with the free Tamales – just a random win!

      If you can send me back your full name, postal address, and a contact phone number and I will get little Punk Shock out to you ASAP!

      Can you email the information to as its much easier to find emails there than through the message portal 🙂

      Congrats again!!

      xx Elise

  10. Hi Elise I love your videos I watch every one and I am subscribed:) I love how creative you are and I like all the skylanders so I don’t mind but if I had to choose I’d pick punk shock 🙂 thank you x

  11. My little bros birthday is coming up and one of these figurines would make him so happy, I think he would like Spring Time trigger happy!:)

    Thankyou Bethany’x

  12. Frylo looks pretty cool. I think my son would be happy with any one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. I really like your videos. Would love to see a kitchen tour. If I may enter this competition, I would want punk shock please.

  14. My little brother is OBSESSED with skylanders so I’ll enter for him 🙂 It doesn’t matter which one but every else seems to be loving punk shock haha 😀

  15. Hey Elise, love the videos thanks for your time on show the world great ways to bake. For the wrap up can I Be put in to win the water one punk shock??? Thank you so much John D.

    P.s. 2 weeks ago i made marshmallow fondant from your video. It came out nice I sent the link to my Chef in my school “LEcole” he didn’t know about marshmallow fondant. 😉

  16. Me and my daughter would love to win the Springtime Trigger Happy Skylander. We absolutely love watching your videos and they always impress but that cake video was mind blowing good. I had to share it with all my other mommy friends with little ones who love the game.

  17. me and my granddaughter make a lot of stuff off your videos and we also play skylanders and would love punk shock. thank you for shareing and your videos.

  18. I wish the skylander cake was done sooner one of the kids I use to babysit for loves the game. I am now going to have to talk to his mom and see what she thinks about a skylander party. Any of the characters would be great by he probably would like either Fryno or Springtime.

  19. Hi Elise I love your channel and I’m subscribed to you I love your cake tutorials,I would like to enter the competition. If I win I would like the spring time trigger happy thank you so much for doing this giveaway💛💙💜💚❤️😍

  20. thank you so much for the videos you have made I’ve learned a lot. 2 weeks ago i made the marshmallow fondant. it came out nice i sent a link to my chef that never heard about it before. for the wrap if i can be put in to got punk shock thanks have a good one

  21. Hello ! thank you for your videos, i learn to bake awesome things and to speak english with you 🙂 Punk Shock is my little favourite !!

  22. My daughters just love skylanders and when I showed them they BEGGED me to get them one! They both loved the Punk Shock, they really did love it. They said if they got one they would share and even do they’re chores faster! WHAT A BONUS! So if i can get one i would love it! Thanks!

    ps loved your kitchen and wanting to know what you’ll name him!

  23. This is totally irrelevant but I JUST LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS, BLOG AND VIDEOS!!!! I find your videos sooooo helpful (beginning baker here) and all of your creations look sooo yummy and sound easy enough for me to do! Just wondering if you can reveal your “go to” recipe for chocolate cupcakes! (IN NEED OF A YUMMY CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE RECIPE)

    Thanks!! (love your youtube channel)

    – an addict of my cupcake addiction!

  24. Hey Elise. I would love enter the competition for a skylander any of them would do my nice loves them all. Love your videos they are very helpful I have tried a couple of things already. Thank you for the videos

  25. Yay i watch all of your vids. My fave vid had to be the Hunger Games Cupcakes they were sooo cool :P. I would like to enter to win the water skylander Punk Shock plz.
    L.J. 😀

  26. Hello Elise, I love your videos and am a long time subscriber on YouTube , though I am new to your blog.Anyway, I would like to enter the giveaway for my sister who is absolutely OBSESSED with sky landers. I know she would be thrilled to get spring time trigger happy, but we would be extremely grateful for any prize. 😀

  27. I love all the great ideas that you make come to life…My nephew would like the blue one….His birthday in Aug and he would be super excited! 🙂
    Krista (

  28. Hi Elise, It is so good to see such quality work coming from right here in Australia, I always feel so inspired after watching your creations.
    I would love to enter you contest and i don’t think my boys would mind which one they won, any of them would be a treat for such skylander fans. But if i had too choose, i would choose Punkshock (water).
    Hope all goes well for delivery.

  29. I would love to enter the competition and would like any of the skylanders.i love your videos congratulations on the new baby!

  30. Hi Elise, love your videos. I watch them with my daughter and she loves skylander. I would like to enter the competition and I don’t mind which one, but I think the springtime trigger happy looks cool. Thanks

  31. Hi Elsie. I have been watching you forever I’m so happy to hear your great news. I would love the spring one for my nephew. I think he would just be left speechless. I’m planning his party for September thank you for the free templates. Thank you very much
    From Hortensias Creations. Happy decorating

  32. Hi Elise I love your videos so much! I wish I could be a baker like you one day! I would like to enter the skylanders giveaway and for the character could it be fryno? Or anything else is fine. If you read this I would be so happy and make my day! Thanks for amazing videos!

  33. My nephew recently had his 9th birthday. Unfortunately it was a bit too late for him to have this amazing cake (A definite for next year) but he got a minecraft cake of yours instead that he absolutely loved. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas and creations.

  34. Hi Elise!!! I love all your ideas. I also love The Wrap video. If I win I would like the Springtime Trigger Happy one. Thank you for always doing a giveaway.

  35. I would love to have the little egg guy forgot the name for my little cousin his birthday is coming up soon.

  36. I would love to get the Springtime Trigger Happy one for my son! He has recently become obsessed with Skylanders 🙂 I showed him your video and his jaw hit the floor LOL 🙂

  37. Punk Shock does seem super cool! The Light-Up cake was a fantastic fun tutorial, Thank You!

  38. Hi Elise. Long time follower. I loved your video on how to make the cake with the light. My niece and I are going to try this for her birthday 😀 And would like to enter the competition. Could i please have Punk Shock, if you choose me 😛 Thank you so much.

  39. Hi Elise I will like to win the purple one I made this one on a cake and came out really nice.. I love your tutorials… thank you so much

  40. Hey Elise! Loved your skylanders video and my son loves the punk shock figurine. So if I am lucky enough to win he would LOVE that one. Thanks for amazing videos! You’re such an inspiration 😊

  41. Thank you very much for offering this to us.
    My Grandson would be happy to get ether one of these because he doesn’t have them so they all would be wonderful to win for him.

    Good luck everyone

  42. This cake is AMAZING! And this is all perfect for his birthday in June! I would love to win the Fryno one for him (He LOVES red!) but the party pack alone is going to be a great surprise! Thank you!

  43. Hi!! I don’t speak English but I love your videos…me gustaria entrar a la competencia y no me importa cual figura gane yo te sigo a ti por tu talento me encanta, que todo haces que parezca muy facil y he llegado a hacer muchas figuras de tus cake pops…tienes mucho talento y espero que todo salga bien con tu bebe.. god bless you 👶🎂

  44. Hey their. I just discovered your blog and youtube channel and I am in love with everything that you do. You reignited the love I have for baking. Thanks a million.

    My son is a big fan os skylanders and he would absolutely love any of the charecters. Thanks for this opportunity to win.

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