Monday, May 2, 2011

The Making Of A Peeps Sunflower Cake

Stephanie is a lover of Peeps.  She loves them all, the chicks, the rabbits, the pumpkins at Halloween and the hearts on Valentine's Day.  Her birthday has arrived and since the Peeps were still plentiful at the grocery store, I made her the sunflower peeps chocolate cake that I found online at Taste of Home.  I think it turned out magnificently!  For the chocolate cake and the icing, I used the recipe on the back of the Hershey's Cocoa can......
Stephanie's favorite cake is Red Velvet so she got that for her birthday too.  Plus we were going to Grandma and Grandpa T's for Dylan's party and there were going to be many other desserts there too, so for this cake I went with just one 9" round layer.....

The "seeds" of the sunflower were created using two different sizes of chocolate chips.....
Of course the sunflower petals are peeps.  I was having some trouble getting the peeps to stay in place around the rim of the cake...........
So I used some yellow toothpicks to keep those chick-a-dees in place.  I wish I could have also figured out a way to connect the 4 sections of peeps together so there would not be spaces..........

It did turn out really well for my first attempt!
99% of the time I hate the white Formica counter tops that came with my kitchen.  But there is that 1% of the time when they come in real handy to showcase something colorful and make a very pretty picture.......  Scroll to the bottom to see who I have linked to this week.

16 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is ADORABLE! Thank you so much for sharing! Found you on Dittle Dattle! :)

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  2. totally want to try this! thanks!

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  3. This is adorable and looks so fun! My boys would love it because they love Peeps. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is SOO cute! My daughter and I are ready to make one just like it for Mother's Day - have to check and see if the store still has peeps! I think we'll make a brownie base instead since she doesn't like cake but this is so fun - and yummy!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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  5. I don't bake.. but I LOVE your cake... I don't know how it taste.. but the looks just make me SMILES ... I think I'll print out a pic of it and put up on my fridge.. it'll be a great to start a day with your cute cake and remind me to smiles everyday!

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  6. Wow love it! Please come and share it at my link party: http://fabricbowsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  7. Great idea on quick and fantastic looking cake

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  8. I am comming over from A Glimpse Inside. This is such a cute cake. Now I'm hungry! I am your newest follower. Come over to Greetings From the Asylum and follow me too!

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  9. I love making this cake, and you can change it up with all the different color peeps & different holidays. I made a strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting and pink bunny peeps with sprinkles for seeds. It turned out cute too. Another bonus, the peeps make it easy to cut even portions. Great job!

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  10. So Adorable! Looks Yummy as well! Your very creative!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

    http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/

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  11. Outrageously cute! I found you from the Paisley Passion linky. I've got two little girls who would love this. I hope you can take a minute and share over on Momtrends on our linky too!

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/05/recipe-linky-sweet-treats-with-truvia/

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  12. What a precious cake. Your tutorial is very good and the cake looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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