It's Easter time! For me Easter means time with family, great food and the glow on the faces of children as they find the special egg in the Easter egg hunt. For me Easter means PEEPS!!
As far back as I can remember I have eaten PEEPS. It's amazing because I don't care for marshamallow but I love PEEPS. Each year my Nanny would buy PEEPS for us to eat durig Easter and I still put them in my children's Easter baskets. The girls think they are so cute, especially the pink chicks but for the boys it's about biting the ears of the bunny or the head off the chick.
The thing I love about PEEPS is that they are good buy themselves but you can also use them for decorating. Last year was the first year that I used them for projects and I was glad that I did. My God Niece is born close to Easter so most years my God family holds a cook-out with awesome Puerto Rican food, a birthday party with monster size cakes and of course, an Easter egg hunt.
After searching the Internet for ideas, I decided to make PEEPcakes.
I started with regular white cake mix and added food coloring. Last year I decided on pink and green because those are 2 of my nieces favortie colors.
It was a challenge transporting 2 adults and 6 kids along with 64 PEEPcakes. Most people drive less than 30 minutes to get somewhere but for us, because we live so far out, it's at least and hour drive. It was nice to see the kids take pride in what they had made and did their best to make sure they stayed in one place until we got there.
Upon arriving, we took the cupcakes from the truck to the table where they got lots of praise. People had no idea that you could create things like this from PEEPcakes. I did learn yesterday that PEEPS now come in chocolate so of course they are added to my list of items to pick up from the grocery store this weekend.
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