A little while ago I wrote an article about collecting gaming merchandise and mentioned how varied and expansive gaming merchandise can be, especially for the more famous franchises. And I thought I’d use this as a fun little example.

The other day my mom found an old Wilton Yearbook, which is a catalog/magazine of pastry decorating ideas and new tools to do them with from the Wilton decorating company. In this issue from 2001, they got the license to Pokemon. And as a result here are some of the products they produced and some of the ideas that they suggest with those products.

Lots of people actually collect old baking pans and Wilton has produced licensed pans since the 50s or so, so if you bake or make candy, it would probably be a lot of fun to try to find this stuff, though edible decorations might be lost to history now.

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Either way I’m really tempted to hunt some of this stuff myself. I want a Pikachu cake for my birthday!

Previous Lessons:

101: Valuing Your Games

102: Where and How to Purchase

103: Refining Your Collections

104: Collecting Gaming Merchandise

201: Storing and Displaying Your Collections

TheGeekEmpress is the artist and writer for the webcomics The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Midnight Menagerie and a massive gamer. During most of high school and part of college she worked at her mother’s online collectibles business looking for items, researching value and restoring damaged goods. On TAY she writes the Collecting Retro Games series and runs the monthly feature Craf-TAY Corner. You can read her articles Talk Amongst Yourselves and see more of her work at her site, Bwillett Comics.