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pinata cupcakes

Weaponized Piñata Cupcakes

These piñata cupcakes are super colorful, full of sprinkles, and so much fun!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Decorating Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author Lisa


  • 1 batch of easy chocolate cupcakes- linked in instructions
  • 1 batch of the best buttercream frosting- linked below
  • Neon Food Gel, orange, yellow green, blue, and purple
  • Sprinkles- lots! buy at least 10 oz
  • 5 Piping Bags*
  • Piping Tip- Wilton 103*
  • 5 Piping Tip Couplers*


  • Make up a batch of my super easy and delicious chocolate cupcakes and let them cool completely.
  • Once cooled, scoop out a spoonful from the middle of the cupcake. Then fill with sprinkles. Since these are piñata cupcakes, I like to really pack them full, so you get the fun piñata breaking effect when you bite into them.
  • Then whip up a batch of my easy buttercream and divide the frosting equally into 5 bowls. Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl, make one orange, one yellow, one green, one blue, and one purple. Place each color in a piping bag fitted with a piping coupler or see notes below if you don’t want to use a piping tip.
  • Pipe on each color of frosting, making short lines, then layer on the next color. I started with purple and then layered on blue green, yellow, and orange.
  • Refrigerate the cupcakes until ready to eat! Enjoy!


*In place of piping bags you can use ziploc baggies with the corner cut off. *If you don’t want to use piping tip and couplers, just cut a small corner of the ziploc bag or piping bag so when the frosting comes out it will make a small rectangle. If you look at the pictures, I used a ziploc baggie without a piping tip for the blue, because I didn’t have enough couplers. The blue isn’t as uniform as the other colors but still looks great!