Introduction: Peeps!


Peeps, the delicious Easter treat in a cupcake form!

Vanilla cake with a marshmallow buttercream coated in fine sugar

Fill lined cupcake tins with basic vanilla/white/yellow cake batter (again, a box is a great time saver).  A denser cake like a boxed yellow, not angel food or anything light and fluffy, as the icing can be a bit heavy.  Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes depending on the recipe used.  Once cooled, ice with Marshmallow frosting below.

Marshmallow Buttercream

Whip 2 sticks of unsalted butter until fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.  Gradually add in 2 1/4 cup powdered sugar.  Once mixed together, add one 16 oz jar of Fluff or other marshmallow cream and 2 tsp. vanilla.  Mix until incorporated.

Generously pipe icing on top of cake, I like to use a large tube tip.  Sprinkle colored sugar over icing until thoroughly covered to give the look of a Peep.

Cupcakes can be refrigerated, I advise taking them out to sit at room temp at least 15 minutes prior to serving.

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Alayna Apocalypse (author)2013-01-25

Definitely need to make these soon.

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susanchen2011 (author)2012-06-29

How to make it? detail?

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kaylaangelkisses (author)2012-06-21

Do you think instead of making a cupcake, you can make the "peeps" a frosting on a cake? or mold the markhmellow into something cool?(Link?)

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It's a thicker frosting so it should spread well on a cake. I rarely bake cakes, I have a shaky hand and find cupcakes are easier to hide mistakes on.

I do like the technique of using a spatula and just slapping it on, fort of like the pic in this link

http://www.marthastewart.com/903157/devils-food-cake-fluffy-frosting?czone=food/cake-center/favorite-cake-recipes&center=276954&gallery=274212&slide=903157



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Thanks. My younger brother LOVES peeps so I thought for his birthday I would bake him a cake with that frosting and peeps on top. Good way to spend a afternoon.

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Alayna Apocalypse (author)2012-03-12

Totally making these! This is an amazing idea! I've seen your profile.. And ALL your ideas are genius.

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lovely_jessye (author)2011-06-16

ohmagah ohmagah way too cute the colors sold it for me.=]

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