Piñata Cupcakes!

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Hey Everyone,

So the other day I saw a picture on Instagram that showed these super fun and easy cupcakes that reminded me of a piñata and I decided to try them out and I had to share them with you, because they a super easy but add a little something extra to just a basic vanilla cupcake!

IMG_5595To start of you going to need to bake some cupcakes I chose to make vanilla cupcakes but you could do chocolate or whatever flavour you want! The recipe I used if from the book ‘500 Cupcakes’ by Fergal Connolly and it is super easy.

Ingredients:

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°/ Gas mark 4) and place 18 paper baking cases in muffin tins.
  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl and use an electric whisk to mix them all together till pale and fluffy , which is about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Spoon the mixture into the tins and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the tins from the oven and cool for five minutes in the trays and the remove the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

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The next step to creating the piñata cupcakes is to create a hole in the middle of the cake (I used the end of of a piping tip, but if you have a small round cookie cutter that would work better.) Then fill the hole with sprinkles, I used a mixture of 100’s and 1000’s and classic sprinkles but you could add in whatever you want.

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From there you want to cover your cupcake in frosting and again you can use whatever frosting you want so let your imagination run wild and try all different flavours! I just went for some Betty Crocker frosting because we had some available but normally I would just go for a classic buttercream and then I topped it off with sprinkles and your done! You now have some piñata cupcakes that everyone will love and you should definitely try them out!

Lots of Love Mads

xx

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