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Coolest Pinata Smash Cake 3

by Frankie S.
(Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia)

Homemade Pinata Smash Cake

Homemade Pinata Smash Cake

Inspiration for this Pinata Smash Cake came in the form of my small energetic daughter Amy, who was about to turn 5. She wanted a "smash cake", which she described as being similar to a pinata. As we were having a pinata for her party as well, I thought I'd have a go at this cake - which as it turns out is the easiest cake to make ever.

The idea is that you make a cake which "hides" underneath a round chocolate shell, filled with lollies, chocolate coins, snakes and other delicious bounty. When the candles are blown out the shell is smashed with a hammer and the goodies underneath uncovered.

So just make any old favorite cake you like to go underneath, but make sure you have a steel round bowl which will fit over the top of this cake (this is what you make your chocolate shell in).

I just used a favorite go-to 5 minute cupcake recipe and had it in the freezer for a few weeks, I cut a small indentation out of the top of it and covered it with chocolate Vienna or butter cream icing.

Then I got my steel bowl and a packet of white chocolate "melts", 375g and melted them on the stove top. I used spray oil to coat the inside of the bowl. This is fantastic and gives a lusty sheen as well when the shell slides out.

When the white chocolate was melted I swished it around the bowl, trying to make sure to give it an even coat. It seemed to be taking a good while to slow down so I kneaded in front of the open freezer door to help it "set" as I was swishing. When it slowed down it went into the freezer for 20 minutes.

In the meantime I got the cake out of the freezer and added the goodies to the top of the cake - as if they were exploding out of it. After 20 minutes had passed I took the bowl out of the freezer, ran a clean cloth under hot water and pressed it on the outside of the bowl. This just warmed it up enough to slide on out and I placed it over the cake.

Then I melted some more white chocolate and drizzled it all down the sides, adding some sprinkles, half freckles and other girly bits to make a very pretty smash cake.

The end result was a whooping excitement as it took Amy a good 30 seconds to smash into the cake - then picture if you will 25 squealing 5 year old girls coming in to swoop on the bounty, and you get an idea of the gorgeous chaos this cake created. And it was yummy too.

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Awesome!
by: Jessica

This is by far the best, most creative cake idea I have ever heard of or seen. Kudos to your daughter for the great idea!

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