Cinco de Mayo is a few days away and I've got a fun cone cake idea! I love piñatas (who doesn't!?) and wanted to try making them with candy melts. For a vendor event last week I made one to place on my "ideas table" and numerous people commented on how cute it was. When I was breaking down the booth (which was outdoors, the tent needed to come down) it sat in the sun for a little bit and it completely melted...oops. Note to self: don't put candy melts in the sun. Makes sense of course, they are candy melts :).
So here's the deal. As you'll see in the video below, I put the candy melts in pastry bags. Like me, you may have a hard time keeping them melted. There are two solutions to try. 1. Keep reheating (I did 8 seconds at 50% power) as the candy hardens. This process is a royal pain in the butt. 2. Keep a heating pad nearby and place the bags on it when they're not in use. Works like a charm!
You can click HERE for the template I used to trace the piñata. You'll want to cover it with wax paper and tape it down so it doesn't slide around while you're working.
If you're new to my blog, be sure to visit How to Make Cone Cakes - the recipe has some important tips on baking perfect cone cakes using any batter.
Below is a video on how I made the piñatas. Enjoy!