Step 6: Decorate the Cake

Frost the cake with a "crumb coat" first - a thin layer of frosting to keep all of the crumbs in tact.  Since we did so much carving on the cake, it's sure to be crumbly, and we want to contain the mess as much as possible.

Once the cake has been coated, start piling on a thick layer of frosting,  Use this to smooth out the shape of your final peep, and build out the beak and the tail.

Coat the cake with a thick dusting of the yellow sanding sugar.  The only way I was able to get it on the undersides of the beak and tail was to sort of throw the sugar up and at it.  It was pretty fun, if not terribly effective.

For the eyes, I melted some chocolate and poured little disks.  If you have chocolate wafers, use those instead.

Remove the strips of waxed paper and serve.
Love it!!!!! <br> <br>
you know you COULD make your own peeps to fill the Trojan Peep..... ;) jus sayin.... hahaha. excellent work as always Scooch!
It's a Trojan Peep!
Oh no! With all the peepy goodness it would be hard NOT to bring it into the walls of my city.
Peeps must be a regional thing - I've never heard of them here in NZ.<br><br>Stop trojan cakes - eat them outside your city walls :)
yea I think they are only are in the USA
I adore peeps it's an illness. This is just plain fantastic, I love that the peep is full of peeps!
yum yum in my tum
That is the most amazing thing I have ever seen!
This is really great. I wish I'd seen it before Easter!
I remember reading somewhere that these little guys are almost un-dissolvable. Water and sulfuric acid will only provide a place for the peep to float and wont do anything beyond that. What did work was a very potent protein dissolving fluid (Deadly to humans of course) which&nbsp;<i>finally</i>&nbsp;broke them down, leaving only little brown wax dots that once were they eyes. However this article didn't reduce my love of peeps...
I feel much more comfortable knowing this cake is made from real cake; it's not a giant mash of peeps.
WOW! My son would LOVE this!!!
This is art. A stoke of genius.
Man,what a sugar rush! I love that you took it a step further and added the peeps inside.It definitely adds that element of surprise!
OMG, this is so awesome! I can imagine the laughter that occurred while you were staging the final photos. And now I want peeps!<br><br>I'll have to hit the stores on Monday for half-price peepage.
see what I mean? this cake looks delicious!!! and I bet it tastes the same way too.<br><br>Her hubby is one darn lucky guy....8=)
hahahaah.. so damn true..
that's like half frosting! ok maybe not half, but it's a lot!
Truly a fun idea. I like peeps when they are a little crusty on the outside but don't think you would want a cake like that. Great job!<br>
This is an amazingly delicious cake!!! I think I'll have some more :)

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