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Mini Piñata Cake Topper + Decor

Nothing says PARTY like a piñata. Decorate your cake with this miniature Mexican Star Piñata – just make sure no one tries to smash it when you aren’t looking. These mini-piñatas are so cute – you can also use them to make a one-of-a-kind children’s mobile. (PS – More Pinatas DIYs here!)

Mini Piñata Cake Topper (and Mobile) DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Mini Piñata Cake Topper (and Mobile) DIY | Oh Happy Day!Mini Piñata Cake Topper (and Mobile) DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: Cupcake liners, tissue paper, scissors, glue gun, 2” Styrofoam balls, paint, paintbrush, bamboo skewers

Step 1: Stick the foam ball on the skewer, paint it and let dry.
Step 2: Cut a 3” x ¾” piece of tissue paper, fold in half lengthwise, and cut fringe into the strips. Set aside.
Step 3: Fold a cupcake liner in half, then fold in half again to find the midpoint. Open liner, dab fringe strips with a small amount of glue, and attach to the midpoint.
Step 4: Gently twist the liner into a hat shape and secure it with hot glue. Repeat 5 more times, to create 6 “hats.”
Step 5: With hot glue, attach the hats to each side of the Styrofoam ball.
Step 6: Cut a 4” x ¾” strip of tissue paper. Fold in half lengthwise, and fringe the short side. With hot glue, attach fringed strip around base of hat, where it attaches to the Styrofoam ball. Repeat for each hat.

Additional materials needed for Mini Piñata Mobile: 10” embroidery hoop, yarn

Step 1: Create 3 mini piñatas using the instructions above.
Step 2: Attach piñatas to hoop with yarn.
Step 3: Attach yarn to top of hoop for hanging.
Step 4: Hang well out of reach of baby or toddler hands!

Mini Piñata Cake Topper (and Mobile) DIY | Oh Happy Day!Mini Piñata Cake Topper (and Mobile) DIY | Oh Happy Day!Mini Piñata Cake Topper (and Mobile) DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. katie

    March 11, 2015

    Where were the fab scallop rainbow tablecloths from (or are those unfolded napkins?)?

  2. Kari

    March 11, 2015

    So precious and festive!

  3. Leslie

    March 11, 2015

    These are such a fun idea!

  4. Sara

    March 11, 2015

    Super cute idea! Thank you so much for sharing! That’s even something I think I can do! 🙂

  5. S Lauren | Modern Granola

    March 11, 2015

    This is precious! Great idea!

  6. chiara

    March 11, 2015

    Hi Katie – Good eyes you have – yes, those are unfolded napkins. I think from Target, but probably last year. Thanks for your comment! Chiara

  7. Veronica

    March 11, 2015

    Those are so adorable!

  8. Melinda Davis

    March 12, 2015

    Your blog absolutely inspired! Thanks for sharing again your ideas with us, they are more than great!

  9. Nicole M

    March 12, 2015

    So stinking cute! I love the little mobile

  10. Paige

    March 12, 2015

    Loving the pinata idea! Such a fun way to dress up a pretty little cake!


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