It's a pinata! It's a cake! It's a pinata cake!
posted May 13 2013 by Pinata Casa

Now that you have mastered the art of making pinata cookies, why not turn it up a notch and make a surprising pinata cake?!

The idea of a pinata cake probably seems overwhelming at first, but these cakes are actually very easy to make.  This kind of cake only requires a few extra minutes and some patience after the cake has cooled.  

What secrets will your cake hold?

Pinata cakes are so wonderful because you can seal in any kind of secret or surprise! Since the "pinata" part of the assembling process doesn't take place until after the cake has completely cooled, you can place almost anything you desire on the inside.  If you choose to place a special item in your cake that is not edible, be sure to take appropriate steps and wrap the item in plastic wrap.  Although the cutting of the cake may not come out perfectly, a non-edible item that is properly wrapped in plastic won't get any food particles on it and won't effect the flavor (or cleanliness!) of the cake. 

  • Baby gender reveal party
  • New car keys for a Sweet Sixteen party
  • The guest of honor's favorite candy
  • An engagement ring or special piece of jewelry
  • Tickets to a special show or concert
  • A piece of paper describing a much bigger surprise waitng 
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • M&M's
  • Reese's pieces
  • A favorite icing flavor (one can never have too much icing!)
Another wonderful thing about pinata cakes is the variety in which they can be created!  A traditional spongy cake is always delicious, but you can also be adventurous in the kitchen and try something new.  One fun cake idea is to make one with a hard chocolate shell that you can break open to find your surprise. This cake is not only perfect for the chocoholic you are baking for, but is also great for the loved one who loves a unique surprise.

Happy baking!


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