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How to make a Peep Bunny Cake

How to make a Peep Bunny cake

When I posted a picture of Lisey and her birthday candles several of you commented or emailed and asked how I made a Peep bunny cake.

{did you notice that Lisey is wearing a Peep shirt?}

I don’t have a special cake pan for this…I double my chocolate cake recipe (I just updated that page today to include a printable PDF. You’re welcome. 😉 ) to make two round 9-inch cakes.

Then I cut them to make a Peep shape, like this:

The body of the Peep is one round layer with the sides cut away and the head piece is made with the other round layer. I used some of the scraps from cutting the head shape to make the tops of the ears.

Since my layers are never perfectly flat (and since I am not fussy enough to trim the tops to make them flat!), there is always a gap between the body piece and the head piece.

But, it’s nothing that a little frosting can’t fix. 😉

This Peep, whose name is Jim, was the requested inspiration for this cake.

He’s kind of a skinny Peep, with not much in the way of cheeks, but I decided to cut the cake in a way that is more representative of the Peep population majority.

I did frost the cake with Jim’s colors, though. Well, sort of…my purple wasn’t quite right!

I snipped the corner off of an old plastic bag and filled it with white frosting in order to do the piping. I’d like to blame the sloppiness of it on my unofficial frosting bag, but I’m thinking the blame lies more with the user than the equipment. 😉

Please excuse the overall lack of neat frosting. I can make beautiful breads, yes, but beautiful cakes are not my specialty.

Fortunately, my children have exceedingly low standards and were thus highly impressed with this cake.

“Wow, Mommy, that looks great! It’s perfect!”, came from Lisey.

And that, I suppose, is all that matters, considering that the cake was for her.

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Saturday 23rd of April 2011

Just found this great recipe! I was planning to make a bunny cake for my husband for Easter (long story) and got the idea to make a peep bunny cake, but how to make it? Now I know. I'm making it with lemon cake and lemon icing, then putting green coconut around the outside, along with different color peep bunnies (the real ones) and some square sour candies for contrast. My kids have always loved peeps, and are now adults, so they'll get a kick out of it. Although, they believe the peep chicks are much better than the peep bunnies. (and, sorry, the purple are the least favorite, taste-wise)

You did a lovely job, and your beautiful daughter loved it. Kids are much less concerned with the quality -- they recognize the love that went into it. ;-) Have a blessed Easter.

Tiffiny Felix

Thursday 8th of April 2010

I love your blog...and the cake is so cute. She loved it, and that's totally all that matters! :)

Casey (maleah)

Wednesday 7th of April 2010

Can I have my next birthday at your house? :P

Casey (maleah)

Wednesday 7th of April 2010

Oh, and this year for Easter we made Peeshi

Molly On Money

Wednesday 7th of April 2010

From one Peep lover to another- that's peep-tastic!

Melissa Logan

Wednesday 7th of April 2010

I get sick to my stomach when I think about eating peeps...but they are cute to "look" at and this cake is adorable! Bravo! :)

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