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How To Make Pinata Cupcakes

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Pinata Cupcakes Recipe

It’s Pinata Cupcakes! It’s colorful and sweet. The kids love it


Ingredients for Pinata Cupcakes

1 box chocolate cake mix

3 cups sweetened shredded coconut

Yellow, red and blue food coloring

1/2 cup mini candy-coated chocolates

1/2 cup Nerds

1/2 cup rainbow nonpareil sprinkles

3 cups your favorite vanilla frosting(Vanilla Cream Frosting)


Steps to make Pinata Cupcakes

Bake 24 cupcakes according to the box instructions. Let cool completely.

Pour 1 cup of the shredded coconut into a bowl. Add 3 teaspoons of yellow food coloring and whisk with a hand mixer on low until coconut is bright yellow. Set aside

Add 1 cup shredded coconut to another bowl. Add 3 teaspoons of yellow food coloring and 1 1/2 teaspoons red food coloring then turn the mixer on low. Mix until the coconut is a uniform reddish orange. Set that one too aside

In a separate bowl, add the remaining 1 cup coconut. Turn the mixer on low and add 6 to 8 drops of blue food coloring. Mix until the coconut is a uniform bright blue. Transfer to a third bowl.

Mix together the chocolate candies, fruit candies, and nonpareils in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Using a 1/2-inch round cutter, cut out a well in each cupcake. Then use a small spoon to scoop out the wells.

Fill each cupcake well about  2 teaspoons with the mixed candy.

Cover the holes with the cut-out tops of the cupcakes.

Frost the cupcakes with the vanilla frosting. Press some of the blue coconuts onto the outer third of the top of each cupcake to form a stripe.

Then press some of the yellow coconuts in the center third and finally the orange coconut in the final third. You should have 3 equal stripes on the top of each cupcake.

Agatha Nyame
Agatha Nyame is a food lover, a musician and a nurse. She is the Chief Content Editor of My Recipe Joint. She spends most of her time recording music and sharing recipes to the everyday Ghanaian. Agatha is currently a practicing Nurse in Ghana. Get in touch via Telephone: +233 (0) 542 336 819


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