My daughter had a Moana party and I wanted to make her some fun Moana desserts for the party. I always make all the desserts myself. Although I’m not a pastry chef I’ve discovered that anyone can make some cute desserts that kids will love. The kids were the most impressed with the Hei Hei and Pua cupcakes and they gobbled up the Tomatoa Shiny cake balls. The adults were more impressed with the cake. These ideas are all simple and there is something for everyone.
For the shiny cake balls. I made cake balls like I would when starting cake pops, just flat at the bottom. You could also use donut holes for the balls. Line them on a baking sheet with parchment paper slightly spread out. Then melt dark blue or purple candy melts. Pour it over the balls with a spoon. I made these a bit messy they were honestly a last minute idea that my daughter had so we made them together. She’s so creative and she loves that character so we had to make something shiny! Before the candy melts dry sprinkle gold sprinkles on top. That’s all you have to do for shiny cake balls!
The cupcakes I just came up with on my own. I think animals make cute cupcakes and these turned out really cute! The kids really loved them. I have a separate post with how to make them and steps for each find them HERE.
Now for the cake, this really is easy to make. All you need to do is frost a cake with the base layer of frosting. Then add blue frosting covering the top and swirl it around with a butter knife to look like water. Then add pirouette rolled wafers around the side. I cut them slightly down so they weren’t too tall. Then add characters to the top.