Monday, 30 April 2012

Cupcake Pinata Tutorial

cupcake pinata tutorial

This is a photograph of a Cupcake Pinata that I recently made for a party. The whole party was a Cupcake Theme. Here is the link to my post about the party: cupcake-party-theme

cupcake pinata tutorial


Things to use for the shape of the cupcake - I used a wastepaper bin for the base and a mixing bowl for the top and a tennis ball for the cherry. You can find other things that are similar in shape. I used wallpaper paste for the paper mache but you could make up your own recipe. I wanted the width of the top to match roughly the same shape as the bottom so that they fit together nicely. You could decorate a stick with tissue paper for the pinata bashing stick. When removing the paper mache from the moulds don't worry too much if it tears - you can staple or glue it together because you are decorating it so you can cover any errors.

Requirements:
  • Waste Paper Bin
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Tennis Ball
  • Cling Film
  • Newspapers (Cut in strips)
  • Wallpaper paste
  • Tissue Paper (variety of colours)
  • Basic PVA / Craft Glue
  • Cord or String (to hang up the Pinata)
cupcake pinata tutorial

Step 1: Prepare the paper mache paste (I used Wallpaper paste) I used a disposable plastic bowl for the paste.
Step 2: Place Cling Film around the bin and around the plastic mixing bowl (This helps to remove the paper mache from them.
Step 3: Place the strips of paper and paste all over the bin and bowl. ( I only went to the height I required.) I did about 2 layers.
Step 4: Allow these to dry (I left overnight) I applied another layer the next day - but its up to you how you prefer.
Step 5: Once dry - remove the paper mache moulds from the bin and the bowl carefully.
cupcake pinata tutorial
  
Step 6: I cut small pieces of tissue paper and scrunched them up into small balls and glued them onto the bowl mould - this took quite a while! My children joined in with this part of the project.
cupcake pinata tutorial

Step 7: Place the scrunched up balls of tissue paper around the tennis ball - this makes the cherry.
Step 8: Decorate the bottom of the cake (bin part) as you wish - I chose large coloured strips down the side.
Step 9: Once the glue has dried I attached the cherry by stapling it to the top - you could either glue it on or find another way to attach it. I also added long strips to the underneath of the cupcake (optional).
Step 10: I attached the string to the top of the cupcake - by making 2 slits evenly measured and tying knots hidden underneath the cupcake top.
cupcake pinata tutorial

Step 11: Fill the pinata with your chosen goodies - I chose things not to heavy!
Step 12: Attach the top to the bottom of the cupcake. I had to slightly cut into the top of the bottom of the cake to make sure that the top slid onto the bottom more easily, I hope that makes sense! To fasten this I had to place strong clips through both. I did try to staple the two together but my stapler is not a heavy duty one and it didn't work - but it should with a good stapler!
Step 13: Hang your Pinata and watch as the party children totally destroy your hard work arghhhhh!

cupcake pinata tutorial

cupcake pinata tutorial


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10 comments:

  1. That looks like a fun cupcake, bet they had a good time. Have a great week.

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  2. Aw this is fab! I bet they had a great time bashing all your hard work! x

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  3. What a cute idea. Love it! Hopping over from Judy's creative Monday. I'm your newest linky follower. Hugs!

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  4. What a great idea. This looks amazing! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas!

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  5. This is too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  6. This is adorable, you did a great job!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  7. Very clever ideas in using the waste bin and bowl for molds, tennis ball for the cherry. It turned out great. Thanks for linking on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again this week!

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  8. That is super impressive!! such a clever idea.. I've featured you on my FB page.. a while ago.. http://www.facebook.com/ColoursDekor

    Thank you for linking into Made with Love.. :)

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  9. This is sooo adorable! I just adore cupcakes and pinatas are soo fun! Hope you will stop by and join in the fun at my new under 300 followers blog hop!
    http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2012/05/under-300-followers-blog-hop.html

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