Pirate Treasure Cupcakes AKA Pinata Cupcakes ~ An Easy How to!

We recently had a Pirate Birthday Party for the Clever Guy. Nothing too fancy, I didn’t have a lot of time but I tried to do some clever things like these Pirate Treasure Cupcakes AKA Pinata Cupcakes. These are actually extremely easy to make. When I share how easy, you are going to wonder why you never made them before!

Pirate Treasure Cupcakes

What you’ll need:

  • Your favorite white cupcakes, plain (not frosted)
  • Candy ~ I used Zours, Skittles and Nerds. I will say, the Nerds kept the best and the others sorta melted inside.
  • Frosting

Pirate Treasure Cupcakes AKA Pinata Cupcakes ~ An Easy How to!

How to:

Cut a circle about 1 inch wide in diameter and about 3/4 inch deep into the cupcake. Carefully pull the center out of the cupcake but put to the side to assemble.

  • Pour candies in, then put the center back on the cupcake. It will be raised a bit and that’s okay!
  • Frost as normal and have them sit out. It’s best to do this right before the party and not refrigerate so it doesn’t melt inside.

Pirate Treasure Cupcakes AKA Pinata Cupcakes ~ An Easy How to!

Done! That is really how easy it is, the kids were surprised and they ended up being a big hit! Kids could even help with this recipe!

I made blue frosting to represent water and topped with some gold colored sprinkles along with pirate flags and mustaches. Because a good pirate loves a good mustache.



Wondering where to buy science party items? Look no further!

15 items available on Amazon.com perfect for Mad Science Parties!

Find all of these things for a mad science party under $10 on Amazon

When I had our first Mad Science Party, I searched everywhere for items for the party. EVERYWHERE! I also spent quite a bit of money and it was kind of a pain to go to different stores.  Of course a couple years later, Amazon has caught up with the popularity of science and now they offer quite a bit of stuff.

Below I have gathered 15 items that are under $10 available on Amazon.com. Don’t do like I did where I took hours and hours trying to find items. Just shop on Amazon first! Be sure to look at the  ”recommended” items when you visit each item to see even more possibilities!

First, you can find my party posts here: http://cleverpinkpirate.com/?s=mad+science+party&searchsubmit=

Now onto the goodies!

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Last week a few friends came over and we had an Ice Cream Float party, a perfect way to beat the heat. Summer has been crazy busy and I haven’t seen my friends as much as I’ve wanted to and the kids have been wanting to invite some friends over so this was a perfect opportunity. After scoping out some ideas and ice cream recipes, I headed to Walmart to grab my goodies.

I served A&W TEN and Sunkist TEN, these new sodas have only 10 calories per serving. I personally am a huge Root Beer fan (it’s the only soda I will drink), so I was excited to learn about these new sodas! It’s seriously in the 120′s this weekend and while I love to drink water, I crave soda in the Summer like crazy and can end up drinking hundreds of calories (yikes). But of course there is the whole pressure of looking good in the Summer so all those calories, definitely not a good thing. This is a great alternative. After enjoying both A&W TEN and Sunkist TEN, I am actually a fan of both!

The Ice Cream Float station was a hit! Complete with the A&W TEN and Sunkist TEN along with Dryer’s Butter Pecan, Vanilla Bean and Peanut Butter Cup. The Dryer’s Slow Churned ice creams are always my first choice in ice cream because they have half the fat and they taste delicious! The floats were served in ice cold mugs I found at the dollar store.

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Love Root Beer? I recently had an Ice Cream Float party (which I’ll share later this week) and created this printable for the party! I personally love Root Beer so it’s already in my office.
To download this print, click here: http://cleverpinkpirate.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/iheartyoublogs.pdf

 Looking to share treats for Halloween! Check out these Spooky Witch Hat Treat Boxes!

Witch Hat Treat Boxes

This week we are passing out the Boo Buckets we made for our neighbors ( http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2012/09/26/halloween-boo-buckets/) and we are also creating little treat boxes for our Halloween party.  These were simple to make with a simple cut out from Silhouette, the 3D Witch Hats. They will be great for table decor and guests can take them home at the end of the night!

Halloween Witch Hat Treat Box via www.CleverPinkPirate.com


  • Witch Hat Cutout (Silhouette)
  • Adhesive Tape Roller
  • Cardstock
  • Scallop Punch
  • Embellishments such as ribbon, Halloween Die Cuts etc
Simply roll the adhesive on the edges of the hat and adhere in a cone shape. Then fill with candy and adhere the base of the hat to the cone shape to create the hat. Decorate with ribbon and a round diecut punch on the front.

If you don’t have a Silhouette, you can find witch hat treat box templates to print out like this one: http://www.mias-craft-ideas.com/halloween-witch-hat.html

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