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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter Peeps!

 
 
To make this adorable Peeps Easter Cake you will need:
 
1 cake mix, prepared according to the package directions (any flavor you like)
1 can frosting or 1 recipe butter cream frosting
4 packages of Peeps (green, pink, yellow, purple)
1 bag pastel plain M&M's
 
Butter Cream Frosting

8 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup shortening ( used Crisco)
1/3 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla or almond flavoring

Beat powdered sugar, butter and shortening in a large bowl.   Beat milk and flavoring of your choice.  If it's too stiff beat in more milk a few drops at a time. 
 
Mix the cake mix according to the package directions and bake in two round 9 inch pans.  Cool, stack and frost. 
 
Take a little dab of the frosting and dab it on the back of each Peeps candy before you press them firmly around the sides.  I alternated the Peeps, green, pink, yellow, purple for a more colorful cake.  You can use whatever colors you like.  Make sure their ears come up to and just a little above the edge of the top of the cake. You will need to hold each one in place for a few seconds to be sure they stick.   The Peeps may not come all the way down to the bottom of the cake layers, if your cakes rose well, so go around the bottom edge with a row of M&M's.  
 
Then just sprinkle and cover the top with the rest of the package of pastel M&M's.   That is all there is to it!   It makes a great centerpiece for your Easter buffet! 
 
 

33 comments:

  1. so cute and easy, will have to make one next year, pinned!

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  2. Thanks Joan, it was easy and turned out great. Thanks for visiting. I am just getting started so I love to get feedback.

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  3. I'm going to make this for the grandkids, but I'm going to add a ring of green-tinted coconut to the top so that it looks like the M&Ms are in a nest.

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    1. You could also used Easter jelly beans instead of m&m's.

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    2. I made it but put green sugar crystals on top before I added the M&Ms. Really easy to make and turned out very cute.

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  4. Beautiful...may be a new tradition cake.

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  5. I made this last Easter. It didn't look quite as pretty as yours but it was really cute and oh so delish!

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  6. Hi :) Tried to see your profile, but it's can not be displayed. Can you tell me, per serving, how much fat, etc. is in this? Thank you :)

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  7. yummy
    Priscilla :)

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  8. OMGosh!! this looks so yummy and cute. The kids already love it! It is so easy. Thanks

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  9. cant wait to make this lookz so festive...... :)
    thankz for sharing...

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  10. Some kids don't like coconut, but if yours do, I think it would be cute to dye some coconut green and sprinkle it on before putting on the M & M's.

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  11. So beautiful and cheerful. You could feature your fudge. Made it this weekend. Delicious. Used green sprinkles. Made it look Eastery.

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  12. Such a cute & beautiful cake! Thank you for sharing (:

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  13. This looks awesome!!! May I have your permission to share the recipe and photo with my readers? I am the local editor of Canon-McMillan.Patch.com. -amanda gillooly

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  14. Amanda, sure you can. Thank you!

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  15. Shell, I don't give out nutritional information like that, because I am not a dietician and I am not qualified to make those assumptions. You can go by what is on the cake mix and frosting if you use the kind in a can and then add in whatever small amount of candy is served with each slice. This is just a two layer frosted cake and each slice will not have much actual candy on it.

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  16. Love this thanks for sharing the directions..

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  17. I was wondering about using jelly beans in place of the m&m's. I use to make an Easter basket and put colored coconut on top with jelly beans.

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  18. This would be great for a kids birthday party too....thanks for this..

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  19. How would you make the green coconut?

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  20. The easy way is to pour the coconut into a large plastic bag then add green food coloring to the coconut and close-up the bag shake well. Pours out very easy onto the a cookie sheet to dry!

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  21. you could also dye coconut green and use it for grass under the m&ms......

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  22. Oh what a cute cake.

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  23. This so cute, I am, making it for Easter just bummed I can not find green peeps only blue, pink and purple and yellow.

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  24. If your kids don't like coconut and you want the grass, just use green tinted buttercream frosting

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  25. So cute. I am making it for a bridge group and really peep it up. Will put green coconut afround the rabbot ears and put chicken peeps on top instead of M7M or jelly beans. Thanks.

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  26. That is adorable!! I think I need to try this. I'm sure the nieces and nephews will love it! Thanks for sharing. It's so simple that I think even I could manage to pull this off.

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  27. My friend and I made this cake for Easter and it turned out beautiful. I took photos of it and posted it here: https://www.facebook.com/KathyEmertonPhotography
    The photos are in the Still Life album. We used Funfetti cake & Pink Funfetti frosting. We also put a little frosting on the back of each peep and stuck it to the side. I saw this on facebook and wanted to try it. Thank you so much for the receipe.

    Kathy

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  28. My friend and I made this cake for Easter and it turned out beautiful. I took photos of it and posted it here: https://www.facebook.com/KathyEmertonPhotography
    The photos are in the Still Life album. We used Funfetti cake & Pink Funfetti frosting. We also put a little frosting on the back of each peep and stuck it to the side. I saw this on facebook and wanted to try it. Thank you so much for the receipe.

    Kathy

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