Fiesta Time: Colorful Piñata Cake Topper

Fiesta Time: Colorful Piñata Cake Topper

No party is complete without a piñata and a cake - Ardy of @ardycakes combines the two in this adorable tutorial. What a fun festive cookie just in time for the summer!


Cinco de Mayo is coming soon. Olé!  When I saw Cookie Cutter Kingdom’s adorable piñata cutter, I jumped at the chance to experiment.  Here is a super easy way to utilize a cookie cutter for more than just cookies. 
What you'll need:
-CookieCutterKingdom Pi ñata Cookie Cutter
-Rolling pin
-Wooden skewers
-Royal icing (CookieCutterKingdom recipe here)
-Food coloring of your choice
-Piping bags
-Piping tip #3


Roll out some fondant to around 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick - you want it to be pretty substantial. Cut out your piñata shape and slide 2 long skewers into the feet.  Use an exacto knife to clean up any edges, if necessary.  Let it dry overnight (or up to a week).
Tint some buttercream frosting in a variety of festive colors.  I chose blue, green, yellow, orange, red and purple; they remind me of a sombrero I have had since high school.  Put a little of each color in their own piping bags fitted with number 3 tips.
Starting at the feet, make vertical zig zags of one color.  Move onto your next color and repeat all the way across the donkey’s body. 
Keep repeating with each color until he’s entirely covered.
Bake and frost a cake simply so that this adorable piñata is the star of the show!
Of course, I couldn’t contain the cuteness to just one piñata. I also made a couple dozen cookies to match!  After all, I wouldn’t want my friends to leave the fiesta empty handed.
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