17 Sep 2014

New Asda Surprise Piñata Cake!


Asda has long been my favourite supermarket for party cakes, and I suspect I'm not alone in my enthusiasm - my post on Asda's celebration cake range from last year HERE has consistently been my most viewed post week after week. Not only do Asda already have an extensive range of different cake styles and themes, but they also have a habit of releasing exciting new cakes, such as this stunning new Asda Chosen By You Piñata Surprise Cake! 


I was lucky enough to be sent the Asda Piñata cake to review and it really is as gorgeous as all the promotional photos suggested. This is a real showstopper of a cake and it's a complete bargain at only £10.00. Piñata cakes have been popular on baking sites and magazines for a little while now and there are plenty of excellent recipes online if you fancy taking on the challenge. However, I appreciate that there is this alternative for anyone who isn't so keen on baking, or let's face it, doesn't have the time to put such a cake together.


The idea behind a piñata cake is simply that it's been filled with lots of sweets in the centre, creating a wonderful surprise once the cake is cut into. The Asda Piñata Cake is fabulously decorated - I love the rainbow coloured swirls that cover the entire cake. They're so bright and appealing.


Once I cut a rather large! slice of the cake, lots of little chocolate beans were revealed. Even though I knew they were in there it was still exciting and my kids were enthralled by the whole thing. The chocolate beans have the same colour scheme as the outer icing which is a lovely touch too.


The rainbow swirls look so pretty on each slice!


Inside the cake is a three-layered vanilla sponge with sweet plum and raspberry jam filling. There is no buttercream in between the layers but I expect that is because there is so much frosting on the outside of the cake. The cake itself is fairly simple but it's a still a tasty vanilla sponge, nice and moist with the jam adding plenty of extra sweetness. The rainbow buttercream is super sweet and thick -  perhaps a little too sweet but perfect for a celebration cake.


It really is a stunner of a cake, especially for the great value price. I expect it will be extremely popular and I hope it will still be around in November/December when I have lots of family birthdays to celebrate!

Grocery Gems Verdict: Asda Piñata Surprise Cake

RATING: 10 out of 10.
Buy it again?: Yes!
Purchased: Available at Asda - check out their party cake range HERE.
Price: £10.00p.

Products sent for an honest review.

9 comments:

  1. This must be very, very sweet! Looks so good :)

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    1. It's VERY sweet, a real sugar overload. It's so pretty though!

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  2. This is so strange, I'm not sure I would buy this but maybe, just because it looks so cool

    ,thanks for the review, coming to this website is one of the best parts of my day.

    I would like have read Mr Grocery Gems review on this, I have a feeling it would have been different because his last one was quite harsh!

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    1. Thanks for the great comment, I'm really pleased that you're enjoying my blog :)

      And thanks for making Mr. Grocery Gems' day! He's chuffed that you remember his review and has promised to do another one soon.

      I'm sure his review would not have used the words 'pretty' and 'stunning' quite as much as mine did, but he was actually quite impressed by this cake. He wasn't too keen on the icing (but then he never is) but he's still managed to eat a few slices!

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  3. This just looks amazing! Seriously considering one for my birthday.

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  4. Just bought this cake asmyGrandson was coming round to stay for a few days. When he saw it he was over the moon, and it was simply delicious he loved the idea of the sweets in the centre of the cake. Loved it.

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    1. Aww brilliant! That's lovely to know, I'm so pleased that you (and your Grandson) enjoyed this cake so much. I'm glad I'm not the only one :)

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  5. Really disappointed in the cake as you could see the sponge and it was also looking lopsided too on the plus side the children enjoyed it that's all that matters.

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