RECIPE – Skittles Pinata Cake

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Skittles Pinata Cake

My beloved Seattle Seahawks are SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS! We ate, we drank, and we partied…a lot! Skittles are notoriously sold out in the state of Washington during football season thanks to running back Marshawn Lynch. Of course, we’d have to pay homage to Beast Mode at our Super Bowl party and this Skittles Pinata Cake was it!

Before you freak out! The cake is a lot easier to make than you think. First, make two round cakes as directed on the box. I used Betty Crocker’s Butter Recipe Yellow but use any light colored flavor you wish.

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Skittles Pinata Cake

I found neon food coloring at Safeway that included blue, green, pink and purple dyes. I used 72 drops of blue and 96 drops of lime green. (I made sure they were derivatives of 12 because I’m superstitious!)

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Skittles Pinata CakeLet your cakes cool completely! Then carve out circles but make sure not to cut it all the way through.

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Skittles Pinata Cake

Fill one cake with a bag of Skittles. I was able to fit almost an entire 16 oz bag in there! Then lightly frost the outside edges.Β Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Skittles Pinata Cake

Place the topper cake on top as a lid and press the edges down so they sandwich together.

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Skittles Pinata CakeFrost your cake using whatever color or flavor you desire. I used white whipped frosting, blue and green sprinkles, and placed the leftover Skittles around the border. Admittedly, I’m a great baker but a crappy decorator.

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Skittles Pinata Cake

Cue my fab friend Melanie who was also our party hostess. She found this oh-so-cute banner at Michael’s and it was perfect finishing touch the cake needed!

Ellen Tailor Seattle Seahawks Skittles Pinata Cake

It was too pretty to eat! This Skittles Pinata Cake was awesome for our Super Bowl party. Try using different colored food dye. Fill it with M&M’s, gummy bears, or whateverΒ and this could be great for any other occasion. Enjoy!

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