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Confetti Cupcakes

June 17, 2017 (Last Updated: April 30, 2020)

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Confetti Filled Cupcakes are a pinata cupcake with a hidden surprise inside every cupcake. Perfect for a birthday part or celebration.

A chocolate cupcake filled with colored sprinkles.

My daughter’s birthday was last month. We made two kinds of cupcakes to celebrate. There were lemon cupcakes and these Chocolate Confetti Cupcakes!

Chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

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!

Cupcakes being filled with confetti sprinkles.

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.

Cupcakes filled with confetti sprinkles!

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?

Confetti cupcakes topped with colored sprinkles.

Buttercream recipes you may want to use


Pinata cupcakes filled with colored sprinkles.

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Chocolate cupcakes filled with confetti sprinkles.

Confetti Cupcakes

Cupcakes filled with confetti sprinkles. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 367 kcal


  • 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. 



Use any flavor cupcake and buttercream.ย 
Make certain cupcakes are completely cooled before filling.


Calories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 209mgPotassium: 53mgSugar: 51gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword confetti cupcakes, filled cupcakes, pinata cupcakes
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  • Reply
    Fred G
    March 23, 2019 at 8:06 am

    5 stars
    Interesting way to frost a cupcake.

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    [email protected]
    June 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I am loving that hidden confetti! I would be delighted too to find that inside!!

    • Reply
      June 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm

      They are pretty fun!

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    June 21, 2017 at 10:42 am

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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      June 24, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      There’s noting wrong with making your own birthday cupcakes! ๐Ÿ™‚ That way you know you’re getting what you want!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    June 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Well Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter! These are so fun Kathy! Love all the sprinkles!

    • Reply
      June 24, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks! It was a fun day!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    June 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

    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!

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      June 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      You should totally make these cupcakes for your birthday!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    June 19, 2017 at 6:33 am

    These are so fun, Kathy! Love the confetti inside!! I can see how they went over well ๐Ÿ™‚ I would have giggled too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      June 25, 2017 at 7:03 am

      They were loved by everyone!

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    David @ Spiced
    June 19, 2017 at 5:38 am

    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!

    • Reply
      June 25, 2017 at 7:04 am

      We needed to please everyone, so we made two different kinds of cupcakes!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    June 17, 2017 at 6:22 am

    I can just imagine the kids when they discover confetti inside the cupcake!! So fun and so good!

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      June 18, 2017 at 5:14 am

      Super fun….although a confetti mess can happen! ๐Ÿ™‚

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