This baking malarky has taken over my life somewhat of late so with HALLOWEEEEEN just around the corner it's been nice to get back to being a bit crafty.
Here is my Pumpkin Pinata made using an extra large balloon and good old papier mache. I've stuck on 5 layers of news paper using a flour and water paste. The paste should be the consistency of thick double cream (can't get away from food here). Leave the knot of the balloon poking out and once the pumpkin has dried - over night, and is hard, pop the balloon and remove it from the middle.
Fill your pumpkin with lots of goodies then seal the hole with more papier mache. Add fringed strips of tissue paper on the outside. Finish it off with a classic pumpkin face and Jack's your uncle!