Come see how easy it is to make a pinata cake with a cake mix and candy. Surprise someone special!
Each week we get together at a friend’s house to watch The Bachelor. A couple in our group recently got engaged, so I decided to make them a congratulations pinata cake. I took the cake to this week’s viewing party.
How to Make a Pinata Cake
This cake is very easy to create! Bake a cake mix into two round cake pans to create a double layer cake. I used a devil’s food cake mix. When the bottom layer was placed on my cake plate, I cored out a circle in the middle of that layer and filled it with Valentine’s M&Ms as I assembled the cake. I wanted to make sure that there were a lot of M&Ms spilling out, so I overfilled the hole. Then I scooped a little cake out of the bottom of the top layer before assembling. The cake was held together and topped with a whipped chocolate canned frosting. I put a large cookie cutter on the top of the cake and put Valentine’s colored sprinkles inside of it. It looked really nice against the brown of the frosting.
Next, I cut some diamond shapes out of some scrapbook paper for my banner. I knew I would not be able to cut nicely, so I made a pattern that I printed on the back of the paper. My banner pieces were too big, so I adjusted the template to offer as a freebie for you. Just click the image below to get to the image, and then right-click to download.
Free Cake Banner Printable
I just hand wrote the banner letters, used some double sticky tape to string them on a small rope, and then tied it to straws. Even though it was a little big, it was a very cute cake.
We had such a good time on Monday night. Here is part of the group posing for a congratulations photo. Unfortunately, the groom-to-be missed the celebration because he was working.