“Tech the halls! Gadgets to make it a holly, jolly Christmas” according to The Today Show this morning. While working out on my elliptical I was watching this news program and lo and behold this cake pan and cake appeared. It has a secret pocket in the cake which you can fill with your favorite candy. It was tinted green and had red and green m&m’s in it.
I made this cake back in August but did not post it yet because I was not too happy with the results – my fault! I wanted to “clean it” up a bit as at the time I was in a hurry, used the wrong kind of icing and also put way to much stuff inside the “pinata”. It was good and very appreciated but not up to par with the cakes I am accustomed to making.
Since this cake made prime time morning TV I figured I would post it now before I made it again. So, here is my “mistake”. Very cute anyways and maybe there are some bloggers who might like to make it this holiday season; the pan is made by Nordic Ware.
The picture on the left shows the cake overflowed and I had to cut away some cake to get it out of the pan. So, do cut back on the cake mix!
I used 2 Betty Crocker super moist triple chocolate fudge cake mixes. Take out about 1 cup of batter from each mix. The directions that came with the cake pan said you could substitute 2 cake mixes instead of using the cake recipe they provided. You only get one half pan so you have to bake this cake twice. A pound cake recipe might be better as it is firmer.
I should have iced the pinata with my Sanders Buttercream Frosting in white and then made the Buttercream Decorator Icing for the design. I tried to take a shortcut and used only the Sanders recipe. Not a good idea! The pictures below show the Sanders frosting…