On a hot day, there’s nothing more satisfying than soft serve ice cream. It’s one of our favorite summertime treats… so of course it has to be immortalized into pinata form! Although it looks complicated to build, this pinata is actually pretty simple (you could probably finish it this weekend.) Get the full DIY below!
The moment I laid eyes on these flamingo swizzle sticks in the Oh Happy Day Party Shop I knew I wanted to cover a cake with bright green coconut and stick ’em in the top to make what is now being called “The Flamingo Lawn Cake”. I knew I had the concept for the decorating in my head but to actually follow through I took steps and recipes from Tessa Huff’s new Book Layered: Baking, Building, and Styling Spectacular Cakes. She has all the info you need for making fun, professional cakes. There’s a whole range of difficulty so even if you’ve got two boulders for hands like me, you can accomplish something that looks great. Good news is that this cake is on the easier end of the spectrum because we cover any mistakes with coconut, and even better news is that we’re giving away a copy of Layered!
This project is a bit of a blast from the past. I did it a couple years ago (my kids look so tiny!) And somewhere along the way it got lost on a hard drive. I’m happy to finally share it today. These are really easy to make you just need giant paper (we even did some spray paint on white paper for a cheap way to get a bunch of different colors.) It looks so great for party decorations or a photobooth backdrop.