Wilton Personal Pinata Cinco de Mayo Cakes

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Personal Pinata Cinco de Mayo Cakes

Just like a real pinata, the goodies come out of these colorful cakes!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include baking or cooling time.
  • 2
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake. Trim cake to 1/2 inch high. Use pony cutter from set to cut three shapes for each treat. One cake makes three treats. Use knife to carefully cut out center of one shape, leaving a 1/4 inch border around cake.
  • 3
    Reserve some White icing.
    Then, use the Color Right Base Colors and Quick Count color formulas to tint icings in the following shades:
    Orange = 2 C White icing + (formula 164) 12 O + 4 Y + 4 R + 1 P
    Red = 2 C White icing + (formula 185) 16 R + 3 P
    Neon Yellow = 2 C White icing + (formula 012) 35 Y
    Neon Green = 2 C White icing + (formula 802) 25 Y + 3 B
    Neon Blue = 2 C White icing + (formula 801) 15 B
    Neon Purple = 2 C White icing + (formula 814) 18 P + 6 B + 2 R
  • 4
    Position one pony shape on work surface. Use tip 4, a cut disposable decorating bag and White icing to outline shape. Position cut pony shape on top of first shape. Fill opening with candy. Pipe a tip 4 outline on cut shape. Position another whole pony shape. Use spatula to lightly ice stacked cakes; chill about 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Position chilled cake upright on serving plate. Use tip 103, cut disposable decorating bags and tinted icings to cover cakes with overlapping rows of ruffles starting at the bottom and working up, alternating colors. Cover all sides of cake. Position candy eyeballs. Use tip 103, a cut disposable decorating bag and Neon Blue icing to pipe pull-out ears.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Color Right Performance Color System 104837948
  • Wilton Recipe Right 17-1/4 inch x 11-1/2 inch Jelly Roll Pan 104105994
  • Wilton 14-1/2 inch x 20 inch Cooling Grid 104106024
  • Wilton Cookie Cutter Set Animal Pals 50 pc. (Pony Cutter Used) 104103009
  • Wilton Ready-To-Use Decorator White Icing 4-1/2 lb. 104105016
  • Wilton 12 inch Disposable Decorating Bags 104105894
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 4 104103116
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 103 104103093 (6)
  • Wilton 9 inch Angled Spatula 104106122
  • Wilton Candy Eyeballs 62 ct. 104542501
  • Your Favorite Cake Recipe or Cake Mix (You Will Need 4-1/2 Cups of Batter)
  • Knife
  • Small Candies or Treats
  • Food-Safe Scissors