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.