Confetti Filled Cupcakes are a pinata cupcake with a hidden surprise inside every cupcake. Perfect for a birthday part or celebration.
My daughter's birthday was last month. We made two kinds of cupcakes to celebrate. There were lemon cupcakes and these Chocolate Confetti Cupcakes!
On the outside these cupcakes look like an ordinary cupcake, but take a bite and you discover a pocket full of confetti sprinkles! You should have heard the giggles of delight from my niece as she discovered the surprise inside!
Any cupcake recipe or flavor would work for this treat. I used our favorite, chocolate mayonnaise cupcakes. These pumpkin spice cupcakes or lemon cupcakes would work too. Once your cupcakes are baked and cooled, you cut a little plug out of the center. Then fill the hole with confetti sprinkles and frost. That's it!!! Super easy!
To make it even simpler, you could purchase cupcakes without frosting from your local bakery and then fill and frost yourself.
Just imagine the fun you could have at your next party!
How to add a filling to a cupcake
- Cut a small piece from the top center part of the cupcake
- Remove cut piece and discard or enjoy for a snack
- Fill cupcake with filling
- Frost cupcake as normal covering hole and filling
What type of fillings can I add to a cupcake?
- lemon curd
- raspberry jam
- strawberry jam
- confetti sprinkles
- mini marshmallows
- mini chocolate chips
- mini chocolate covered candies
Buttercream recipes you may want to use
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- 12 cupcakes
- 1 cup confetti sprinkles
- 2 cups frosting
- Cut small holes in the center of the cupcakes.
- Fill holes with sprinkles.
- Frost cupcakes.
- Add additional sprinkles on top.
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Fred G says
Interesting way to frost a cupcake.
I am loving that hidden confetti! I would be delighted too to find that inside!!
They are pretty fun!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After says
Happy birthday to your daughter Kathy! These cupcakes are adorable and just what I need for my birthday next month. I think I'm going to make them for myself. heeheehee 🙂
There's noting wrong with making your own birthday cupcakes! 🙂 That way you know you're getting what you want!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
Well Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter! These are so fun Kathy! Love all the sprinkles!
Thanks! It was a fun day!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday!! These cupcakes are SO fun and totally fabulous, Kathy!! I'm obsessing over that hidden confetti!! My birthday is in a few weeks and I'm thinking I need to make these for myself! Cheers, friend!
You should totally make these cupcakes for your birthday!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
These are so fun, Kathy! Love the confetti inside!! I can see how they went over well 🙂 I would have giggled too 😉
They were loved by everyone!
David @ Spiced says
Now that sounds like my kind of party! I remember those lemon cupcakes from a couple of weeks ago, and I've been craving lemon dessert ever since then! But you had these confetti cupcakes there, too? What a fun idea! I'm thinking I need to make these for Robbie once he gets a bit older. Thanks for sharing, Kathy! And I hope you have a great week, my friend!
We needed to please everyone, so we made two different kinds of cupcakes!
Nicoletta @sugarlovespices says
I can just imagine the kids when they discover confetti inside the cupcake!! So fun and so good!
Super fun....although a confetti mess can happen! 🙂