Piñata Cake

Back in July I posted what my birthday cake was so be sure to check it out here. I wanted to make two different kinds of cake but decided that is a lot of cake for my birthday so I waited and now the time has come to share my piñata cake that I made! This was my first time making one and I think it was a success!

I first started off by using three 4 inch cake pans and baked my cake in them. Just a helpful tip if you butter the cake pan and then coat it with flour it will release the cake perfectly once it is baked.

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I levelled off all my cakes to make them even but silly me didn’t actually look to be sure that my cake cutting was the same on both sides so my cakes were not level but I didn’t really care it was close.

Now to make it like a piñata you need to be able to have candy come out when you cut into it so for that I used a circle cutter and made sure to line it up with my 2nd layer so that way it would be even! The cutter I used was 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Make sure you don’t cut the centre out of the top or bottom layer!

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Make up the frosting you want, I just made whip cream frosting. If you have had issues in the past using whipping cream make sure you are using a metal bowl and that you place the bowl in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes to get it nice and cold. This will help! I also place the whip cream back in the fridge for another 20 minutes to help it stay stiff.

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All that is left is to ice the cake. I did a layer of whip cream between each layer of cake, before you place the top layer of the cake make sure you add in whatever candy you want for the centre and then added a crumb coat to the outside of the cake. I then place the cake in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to lock in the crumbs. Then I just finish the icing and added sprinkles to the outside.

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All that is left is to cut into the cake and enjoy!

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With the 2 cake centres I cut out I ended up making a personal size cake. You don’t want to waste perfectly good cake!

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If you make the piñata cake be sure to share pictures with me on social media using the hashtag #bakingwitholesyamarie

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