Keep your hammers ready, for there is a lip-smashing cake in the town! Pinata cakes have taken people’s hearts and taste buds by storm. Though it has been around for quite some time now, pinata cakes have lately been satisfying and gratifying for people from all walks of life. The cake has caught the fancy of many. Encapsulated by candies, spongy layers, creamy lava, toffees, gems, chocolates and many more, pinata cakes are selling like hotcakes. In this blog, we will break open the cake for you (literally). But first thing first!
What is Pinata Cake or Smash Cake?
The term ‘piñata’ is derived from the Spanish language that means a decorative figure of an animal or shape that comprises sweets and toys. It is hung from a height with the help of a rope and smashed open with a bat while blindfolded. Years (or centuries) later, Pinaka cake came banging to make the cake-cutting process easy and interesting. Since it maintains the element of surprise, it is attracting attraction for all the right reasons.
What is the Structure of Pinata Cake?
Unlike regular cakes (that are all spongy and squashy), Pinata cake has hard-looking exteriors. It can be shaped into various attractive designs and sizes. Since its exterior is a tough nut to crack, a hammer accompanies the cake. So rather than the usual method of cutting the cake with a knife, the catch here is to smash it to get to the actual cake. The cake is further nailed by layers of cake, sweet treats, chocolate chips and even cupcakes. There are endless possibilities with pinata cake to explore. The only limit here is your creativity.
When Did it All Begin?
The unusual concept began in Asia over 700 years ago. It was Marco Polo and his discovery of Chinese people decorating the figures of oxen, cows and related animals, especially during the Chinese New Year. The figurines were wrapped in colourful paper and accessorised. Then they were next knocked hard with colourful sticks and spilt seeds. This was done with the belief of showering and bringing good luck throughout the year.
What are Some Creative Pinata Cake Ideas?
From Gen X to Gen Z and from millennials to early boomers – pinata cakes have become a huge hit. When the cake first baked its way, the heart chocolate (or strawberry) shell was the only design available. With the advent of time (and creative minds), today pinata cakes are counted among the stunning designer cakes. Some of the best-selling and scrumptious custom cake designs include:
- Disco Ball Pinata Cake
- Globe Pinata Cake
- Harry Potter Themed Pinata Cake
- Mickey/Minnie Mouse Head Pinata Cake
- Animal Head Pinata Cake
Enjoy a Bash-ful Celebration with a Pinata Cake!
Pinata cake is yummy, unique and picture-perfect. Besides, given its extravagance and luxuriousness, it adds a ‘wow’ element and leaves everyone guessing what’s inside. Be it an anniversary, birthday, graduation party, baby shower, housewarming party or any festival – level up your celebration with a special designer Pinata cake!
Have you tried pinata cake yet? There are many online baking stores that offer the doorstep delivery of Pinata cakes in the UAE. Check them out today!