Piñata Bundt Bash

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The idea of a piñata cake scared me at first…

It’s a lot of Pinterest-style pressure!

And while sometimes I like a challenge, this one seemed like it was going to be overboard!

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The good news…

It was actually super easy and pretty fun, actually! Yay!

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It helped that I wasn’t getting all wrapped up in the idea of it being totally from scratch and then also decorated perfectly.

Doing it from a store-bought cake made it so much more fun!

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Granted, it is nearly impossible to find a vegan store-bought cake, so this will be the first food challenge I’m bringing to the table that isn’t vegan (insert gasp!)!

I know!

But, as my early posts will tell you, that’s what being “flexi-tarian” means in my mind and house.

So if you want a vegan version, it is a little more work, but, like me, I’m sure you’re used to that.

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When following the recipe below, use the photos from this post as a reference point, and before you know it…

You have yourself a piñata cake!

 
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Piñata Bundt

Ingredients:

  • Store-bought Bundt Cake
  • Prepared Frosting
  • Sweetened Shredded Coconut (I used a 7-ounce bag)
  • Food Coloring (teal, yellow, purple +red, or colors of your choice)
  • Candy + sprinkles for filling
  • Doughnut from bakery or bread aisle (closest to the same flavor as cake you choose)

Directions:

  1. Place the cake on whatever surface you choose to serve it on.
  2. Color your coconut, about ¼ to ⅓ cup for each color.
  3. Fill the middle (hole) of cake with your choice of candy and/or sprinkles.
  4. Cut the doughnut to fit the top of the candy and cover the middle of cake (see picture above).
  5. Frost the whole cake; use all the frosting as there needs to be enough on the cake to allow the coconut to stick.
  6. Starting at bottom, one handful at a time, press the coconut into cake, turning and repeating all the way around the cake.
  7. Use the leftover coconut to decorate top of cake.

Notes:

  • You can also cover the hole of the cake with a cookie or a piece of bread if you’d like—whatever works best!
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