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 love the cake, even though it was posted after my skylander obsessed nephew’s birthday. I know for a fact he would love Frying, as he’s been looking for a cool fire skylander to add to his collection. He’s very adept at video games for a 4 year old. Anywhooo, I know he would love it, so I do hope to win it.
    Best wishes to you and your family,
    PS(This may have been sent twice, I’m not sure. It disappeared on me the first time.)

  2. Hey Elise! Thanks for these great tutorials, being the baker in the family I love finding great designs like this for my nephews birthday. As for the Skylanders I wouldn’t really mind which one because I know my nephew would love any if them. Thanks again!! (:

  3. I have a cousin who is into Skylanders. I’m planning on trying my hand at the cake!

    I’d also like to enter the competition!

    Thanks for all the wonderful work you do!

  4. Hey Elise! Thanks for these great tutorials, being the baker in the family I love finding fun designs like these especially for my nephew’s birthday coming up. For the skylanders give away I wouldn’t mind which one I’d get because my nephew would love any of them. Thanks again!! (:

  5. Competition entry

    Hi Elise,
    I am from India and fell in love with baking and icing because of your tutorials. My latest trial was the red velvet cupcake with the cream cheese frosting for my best friends nieces birthday party! They were a huge success. I had never even heard of the sky landers until I saw your video of the cake! I so love them now. I am not particular and would just be happy to get something from you, you know? So if not this time I will re enter the next time you have giveaways too,

    Congratulations and I’m so happy for you about the baby!

    Warm regards,

  6. Hi Ms. Elise. I like all the videos you have post in your channel. I would like to enter the competition. I like them all, it’s hard to choose. But it would be cool if PUNK SHOCK will be given to me. Because I would like to give it to my Cousin in his Birthday this May. 🙂 Thanks for all the awesome vids. You rock! \m/ 😀

  7. Oh! Oh! Oh! Pick me please! Hola Elise!
    Thank you so much for all that you do for us Youtube followers… You a true BLESSING to me (us) and I wish you the very best with your new bundle of joy and family, your new lovely kitchen, and to all future endeavors… You will always have my full support in all that you do and I look forward to seeing what’s next!
    My entry for your Skylander give away is “Springtime Trigger Happy”
    Live Sweetly!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy!!! lOVE how your kitchen looks!! And I really don’t know much about skylanders but any is fine. My son loves them. And I was thinking of making his birthday theme batman.. but if I do win one of the skylanders then I will definitely make it the theme. Thanks again. =)

  9. Can’t wait to make this cake.
    And would love a sky lander I don’t mind witch one any would be great. Thanks 🙂

  10. My son would love that cake and hopefully when I try that out it will turn out fine. I would like to enter in that competition to win any of the characters for my son. Thanks

  11. I love your videos. I dont mind which character. I will be making this cake for my brother’s birthday. Thanks for the helpful videos . Anne 🙂

  12. Hi Ms. Elise. I want you to know that I love all your baking tutorials. It helps me improve in my class. I took Foodtrades for 4 years. And I bake and cook different stuffs. Thank you for being my inspiration. I know someday, I’ll have my own tools and equipment to use to pursue my dream to be a great professional baker.

    And also I want to join the competition because I want to get my cousin a cool present. It would be awesome if I will get the PUNK SHOCK for him. I think it will be great if he’ll have it. Thanks Ms. Elise. Much love. Godbless to you, to your family and career.

    Hannah Joaquin xx

  13. Hi Elise! I would like to enter the competition. My little brother loves these toys but I can’t find them where I live 🙁 I think he would like the fryno or the springtime trigher happy one 🙂 if I could win 1 of these for my brother that would be awesome 🙂

  14. Hi Elise, you’re creation of the portal is amazing! I’d love to receive the Springtime Trigger Happy Skylander to gift to my younger brother!

  15. I will like to receive Punk Shock Skylines for the Skylanders figures give away. Please notified me by my email. Thank You

  16. My son would love that cake and hopefully when I try that out it will turn out fine. I would like to enter in that competition to win any of the characters for my son. Thanks

  17. I love that you always share the print things. Makes life so much easier! Any of the characters are fine for me. And thanks for doing the awesome give away.

  18. Hi Elise, I would to win springtime trigger happy for my little brother, because I would like to give it to him for a late easter present. Mia

  19. I love your all videos, there is always a taste for more. I can’t wait to see your vlogs from your travels. The giveaway sounds great, my little cupcake would like a punk shock. I guess that would be a great excuse to make this skylander cake.

  20. Thank you for the Skylanders video my son loves sky lands and I will now be able to make him your fantisic cake thank you Elise
    My son would like fryno thank you again

  21. My son loves Skylanders and with this fantastic video I am able to give him a sky lands party thank you Elise. My son would also like fryno thank you

  22. I adore skylanders and am so excited about your light up portal cake, if I won a skylander I would choose fryno although I wouldn’t mind one of the others either

  23. My son loves Skylanders!!! The portal cake and cupcakes were so awesome!!! We would love to enter then competition for the skylanders character giveaway!!! He would love to recieve FRYNO 🙂 🙂
    Thank you so much!!!!

  24. My son loves Skylanders. I actually did a portal cake for his birthday in January but the light up version would have been so much better! I would be happy to win any of the Skylanders but I think that springtime trigger happy is super cute!

  25. Hi there!

    I’ve been following you on Youtube for ages, but I never realized you had a blog, too!
    My sister (who’s actually way older than many Skylander-players) would love to have one of the Easter-Skylanders, especially the springtime trigger happy ;).
    Congratulations with your pregnancy and keep up the baking, love it!

  26. AmazIng, thank you for sharing your skills. Enjoy your new bundle and my grandson would be thrilled with any skylanders character. I have tried making many of your goodies and look forward to your next video.

  27. My daughter just started playing this game and LOVES it. Her bday is in the summer and I showed her this post and she wants me to try to do all of this now, lol

  28. Fantastic! This is great! I want to give my eldest son a skylanders theme party! Would love to enter the competition.. my son Tyler just loves trigger happy!! 🙂

  29. My little brother would adore one of these, so im trying to get him one of these through the giveaway

  30. I would like to win the Punk Shock figurine. 🙂
    Many thanks for your lovely videos and offers!
    I wish you much luck with your new baby boy as well!

  31. Elise- I never knew you had a blog too! Wish I could turn back time for these! I did a Skylander themed birthday for my son 2 years back, but your cake is far more amazing. 🙂 Skylanders is quite an ever-changing game, enough so that at 13 he still loves to play, and now my 6yr old does too, I’d say their favorite would be Punk Shock. Thank you for the opportunity and for ALLLL of the great videos/tutorials.

  32. Hey! My brother loves Skylanders and would love for me to win one of those characters! I love this cake idea, i’ll have to try it for his bday next year(:

  33. My wee boy Tj loves your channel watches all the time,
    He has just got skylanders swapforce for Christmas and he is starting his collection he would love Fryno.

    P.s love your cream cheese frosting we use that on our cupcakes all the time x

  34. I would like to enter this competition for my little brother cayden because he loves skylanders. I asked him and he said he would like the springtime trigger happy figure please. His birthday is in June so I’m trying to persuade my mum to make the portal cake. Cayden and I love your videos and I think you’re so talented. Thanks Elise xxx ❤️🍰

  35. Hi Elise Me and my little sister loves skylanders so we would like to enter, we would like to see punk shock, we love your work its truley amazing you talent is as some love your channel x

  36. If I won Springtime triggerhappy I would be over the moon I LOVE sky landers and have a small collection and knowing I have a limited edition one would make it the best collection ever if I won.
    Thank youu xxxxx

  37. Hey Elise! I would like to enter this competition for my little brother because he loves skylanders!!
    i don’t I honestly don’t mind which one, i just want to make the cake for his birthday and would love to have one!!

    i really hope to win this one! thanks shir.

  38. Hey Elise. You inspire me so much 🙂 I watch your videos with my little cousins all the time and they always beg me to bake with them and follow your recipe. So, they want me to enter the competition for them. They said they don’t mind which one but they love Punk Shock. Aha. Thankyou so much Elise. 🙂

  39. Hey Elise. I would like to enter the competition for my youngest brother who love Skylanders.
    He told me he wants Fryno because he is the only boy who does not have a Skylander which is not from the starter pack.
    I also love to watch MYCUPCAKEADDICTION and also he says he loves the skylander cake which I think my mum is going to do with a little help from me.
    You are my cupcake hero.
    I hope my little brother wins this competition however he also says he does not mind the SPRINGTIME TRIGGER HAPPY. Love you.

  40. Hi can i have Fryno please for my little brother he loves skylanders. I love your videos. Your Epic

  41. Hi Elise love your channel have tried to make lots of your creations and some with great success. I would love to win anyone of the skylanders characters as my little boy has just brought the starter pack with his birthday money so he has not got any of those characters x x

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