Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Spring/Easter Peep Cake

Welcome friends~ 
How fun  it is  to connect with friends through recipe and craft  link ups
and in the process, swap creative ideas!


Quite some time ago, I spotted a cake such as the one above,
in a magazine....can't even remember which now
I decided to concoct my own, which was quite easy,
usiong pastel M and Ms as well as Easter peeps.

 Here goes:


Cake
Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
<gasp>
No, I'm not kidding. 
Many 'homemade' items were created last week
  in the kitchen and from the craft closet.
We were also beating  a path to church a few times -
 So, in making this cake, I cut a few corners.

Icing:
Now HERE's a recipe...
 .....my  cream cheese frosting, found here.
Dye it an "Easter-ish" shade, if you'd like.

Decorations:
Oh my, easier than you can imagine,
Peeps, pastel M and Ms, any other chocolate goodie.
 I make my own Easter candy usually. That egg on top is "homemade." 

Here's how:
Place  chocolate wafers in a small saucepan,
 sitting IN a larger saucepan of boiling water, stirring constantly.
You could use a double boiler but two saucepans work fine!
 I use either Wilton or Merckens) chocolate wafers.


 Merkens is noticeably better but Wilton, cheaper. 
 When you make a ton for cupcake toppers,
 to decorate at one of your kids' themed birthday parties, it's not so crucial.

Pour into your desired mold/tray which you can purchase 
at Michael's and usually at party stores.
You can find a few very simplistic. common- themed molds here.
 OR, if you're lucky enough to have a candy shoppe locally, which we are, 
you'll find specific and unique molds to theme with  any
 hobby, sport or really,  any interest you can think of!
 So easy and lovely.

Enjoy!



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~Chris





                                                                                           





                                                   






   
                                              



                          















18 comments:

  1. Adorable Easter/Spring cake!!!!!!!! Nothing wrong with cutting corners at times, we all need to do it every now and then. I too made a cake for Easter...a simple white box cake, with vanilla icing and coconut. I stuck three purple peep rabbits on top for my three silly bunnies named Mary, Ben,and Luke! Happy Easter Season!

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    1. What a cute idea, Valerie! Thank you for stopping in to say hi, friend:)

      xoxoxo

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  2. Love the cake! I also noticed the button your son made! He did a great job - please tell hime that. I know children are always so proud to help their moms!

    Thank you, as always, for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I love to see what you bring to the party! See you next week!

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    1. Hi Cynthia!
      Thanks for the kind words...
      I certainly will tell him.:)
      Love your hop; the pleasure is all mine, friend...

      xoxoxoxo

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  3. I'd love to have you add Kids in the Kitchen to your weekly link up! And you know what? sometimes we deserve to use a mix! it's still time with the family or creating yummy treats for the family any way ya cut it! our linky this week is: http://www.adventurezinchildrearing.com/2013/04/kids-in-kitchen-letter-of-week-system.html

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    1. Thanks so much, Kellie!
      I am heading over there right now to your lovely blog to add my post and grab your button!

      Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Love the cake, I often take shortcuts in cooking:) so it its yellow cake mix for me. I have never tried to make candy before, is it hard? Sounds like fun and I know my kids would love it but I am swimming in candy in our house right now:) Hope you had a lovely Easter

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    1. Hi friend,
      Nope, chocolate molding/making is super duper easy ( and fun!)

      Thanks for stopping over! Have a great day.

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  5. The cake is beautiful. I often start with a boxed cake mix and "doctor it up".
    I have to mention that I love your button. My son made mine too (and anything else I can't do).
    Stopped by from Spatulas on Parade. Glad to "meet" you!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!!
      I just visited your blog as well and really enjoyed it....

      Looking fwd to getting to know you through the blogosphere!

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  7. This cake is adorable! My kiddos would love to have something like this--thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Aw, thanks, Dee!!

      I appreciate your visit!!

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  8. This is absolutely adorable! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/04/try-new-recipe-tuesday-april-8.html

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    1. Thank you, Lisa!!
      Always love when you stop by!!

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  9. Love your cake Chris :) yummy,, thanks for sharing over at Ctreative Mondays...

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    1. Thank YOU, Claire, for taking the time to visit! Loving your CM hop!! Have a great week!

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  10. Love this Chris! So cute and festive!

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