Pinata Tutorial

Decorating By Rocketgirl899 Updated 31 Jul 2009 , 8:41am by miny

Rocketgirl899 Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 6:00pm
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Hello!

I am sorry, when I took photos I wasn't thinking about a tutorial so I missed a few things, but I am sure you will all be able to understand enough to experiment!

Supplies:
tips. Wilton #47 (small basket weave)
Lots of icing bc ( I love Sugarshack!)
Colors of choice
1 inch dowel
screws
washers
1/2 inch foam core
1/4 inch foam core
Rice krispy treats
Plunger measuring cup (2 cup size)
styrafoam
bubble tea straws
skewers
1/4 dowel
rasp

Step 1:
Decide how many servings you need. I needed 50 So I made a 2 layer 9X13 cake. This is going to be the body of the pinata. I iced and crumb coated on 1/4 inch foam core, 9x 13.

Cut a 1/2 foam core board (make sure its thick if you use cardboard) to 9x13.

Step 2:
Cut dowels into "legs." Using my dads chop saw made quick and accurate work of this icon_smile.gif Glue strafoam (with styrafoam glue) together and carve basic shape (using a rasp) for head. I used cones and trimmed them down for the ears, the foam rectangles were cheaper and closer in size and I used excess to make the nose. Ears, and nose were glued and skewered.


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I predrilled the dowels for the screws so it wouldn't split. keeping in mind the diameter of the legs, attach the 1/2 board to the wooden legs, using a washer so it does not punch through the foam core. Cover the cake board and then attach the support to the board. Make sure your board is strong! I used 1/2 foam core and really pushed it....
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Place the iced cake on the support (I glue this down!). Cut bubble tea straws for head support.

Step 3:
Make the rice krispy treats. I used my pampered chef kitchen plunger. Spray with Pam cooking spray and then drop in the RKT. Smoosh the plunger and voila! a leg icon_smile.gif Let cool alil and then cut in half and shape around the dowel. Shape legs and add RKT as needed.

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Step 4:
Place head on cake and use 1/4 inch dowel to support. Crumb coat cake.

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Step 5:
Decorate!

I used the smooth side of tip #47 to do the black hooves. Then I used the jagged side to make the individual "tissues". slowly around the cake, pulling out to make it look kinda fluffy. I actaully think tip 48 might have worked better.. oh well. I used a ruler to mark my crumb coat into sections. (The insides of the legs are a PITA!!) Add eyes, nostrils and mouth. I used 5 different colors of curling ribbon and attached it to a skewer for the tail.

"Stick" is left over 1 inch dowel covered like cake.

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I hope this helps! If you have questions just let me know icon_smile.gif

For the record this was a Chocolate cayanne and cinnamon cake with a dulce de leche bc fillingicon_smile.gif

8 replies
Bijoudelanuit Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 10:10pm
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What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 10:23pm
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ahhh! I posted it in my photos but not here.......... inspiration from Bellawest (flickr).

nelsmama Posted 27 Oct 2008 , 10:29pm
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very cute, thanks for the tutorial

OhioBaker Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 11:52am
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icon_biggrin.gif Thank you for taking the time to do this. icon_biggrin.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 2:24pm
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Here is the real pinata I used for inspiration..







and a link to bellawest's tutorial... similar, but she used all cake! What a feat.

www.slashfood.com/photos/pinata-cake/787197/
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imartsy Posted 28 Oct 2008 , 11:10pm
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Wow awesome - thanks for sharing!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 8:11am
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Re-posting with photos that work!


Hello!

I am sorry, when I took photos I wasn't thinking about a tutorial so I missed a few things, but I am sure you will all be able to understand enough to experiment!

Supplies:
tips. Wilton #47 (small basket weave)
Lots of icing bc ( I love Sugarshack!)
Colors of choice
1 inch dowel
screws
washers
1/2 inch foam core
1/4 inch foam core
Rice krispy treats
Plunger measuring cup (2 cup size)
Styrofoam
bubble tea straws
skewers
1/4 dowel
rasp

Step 1:
Decide how many servings you need. I needed 50 So I made a 2 layer 9X13 cake. This is going to be the body of the pinata. I iced and crumb coated on 1/4 inch foam core, 9x 13.

Cut a 1/2 foam core board (make sure its thick if you use cardboard) to 9x13.

Step 2:
Cut dowels into "legs." Using my dads chop saw made quick and accurate work of this icon_smile.gif Glue Styrofoam (with Styrofoam glue) together and carve basic shape (using a rasp) for head. I used cones and trimmed them down for the ears, the foam rectangles were cheaper and closer in size and I used excess to make the nose. Ears, and nose were glued and skewered.


Image

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I pre-drilled the dowels for the screws so it wouldn't split. keeping in mind the diameter of the legs, attach the 1/2 board to the wooden legs, using a washer so it does not punch through the foam core. Cover the cake board and then attach the support to the board. Make sure your board is strong! I used 1/2 foam core and really pushed it....
Image

Image

Place the iced cake on the support (I glue this down!). Cut bubble tea straws for head support.

Step 3:
Make the rice krispy treats. I used my pampered chef kitchen plunger. Spray with Pam cooking spray and then drop in the RKT. Smoosh the plunger and voila! a leg icon_smile.gif Let cool alil and then cut in half and shape around the dowel. Shape legs and add RKT as needed.

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Step 4:
Place head on cake and use 1/4 inch dowel to support. Crumb coat cake.

Image

Step 5:
Decorate!

I used the smooth side of tip #47 to do the black hooves. Then I used the jagged side to make the individual "tissues". slowly around the cake, pulling out to make it look kinda fluffy. I actaully think tip 48 might have worked better.. oh well. I used a ruler to mark my crumb coat into sections. (The insides of the legs are a PITA!!) Add eyes, nostrils and mouth. I used 5 different colors of curling ribbon and attached it to a skewer for the tail.

"Stick" is left over 1 inch dowel covered like cake.

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I hope this helps! If you have questions just let me know icon_smile.gif

For the record this was a Chocolate cayenne and cinnamon cake with a dulce de leche bc fillingicon_smile.gif[/quote]

miny Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 8:41am
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What a beautiful cake! Thanks for sharing your idea and the steps to do it, this cake is going to be a hit on my next mexican independence day party! thumbs_up.gif I can't wait to make it! icon_biggrin.gif

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