Peeps Bunny Cupcakes

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. As always, all opinions are my own.

Y’all, how is it already March? This is year is flying by so quickly and there doesn’t seem to be much chance of slowing it down. Kids are on Spring Break, baseball season is about to kick off and then, before I know it, the school year will be over.

Lets say it all together…SLOW DOWN already!

When I’m feeling stressed and pulled in different directions, it helps me to plan ahead. I’m big on writing out lists and being able to cross things off of said lists. When I have everything written down, it helps to clear my head and allows me to focus on what needs to be done right then.

I’ve had a huge box of Peeps sitting in my office for a couple weeks now and I finally had some time to get in the kitchen and get creative. I was sent a selection of many different types of Peeps, Wilton Royal Icing Mix, a Wilton 23-piece decorating set, and a Wilton 8-piece Icing Colors set. My assignment was to use each of the items sent to create anything I wanted. And that is how these Peeps Bunny Cupcakes came to life.

easter peeps bunny cupcakesI know it’s only March, but April is just around the corner and Easter will be here shortly. It’s never too early to start your planning, y’all. My life runs much more smoothly when everything is planned out.

peeps bunny cupcakesThese Peeps Bunny Cupcakes were easy to make and decorate.

Peeps Bunny Cupcakes
 
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A fun Easter treat featuring Peeps marshmallows
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Serves: 30 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 2½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. Whisk together cake flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat eggs on medium speed for about 15 seconds. Add sugar and continue beating for another 30-45 seconds. Add in vanilla and oil. Continue to beat until well combined.
  4. You will begin adding the flour and buttermilk, but you will need to alternate back and forth. Reduce the speed to low and add half of the flour mixture. Slowly add in half of the buttermilk. Scape down the sides and add in the other half of the flour mixture, followed by the other half of the buttermilk. Scrape down the sides again, if needed. Do not overwork the batter. Stop beating when the batter has reached a smooth consistency.
  5. Fill each cupcake liner about half way. This will give you a cupcake that rises just over the top of the liner. Bake for 12 minutes. Let cook in the pan for 2 minutes and then remove. Once cupcakes are cooled, you can begin to assemble the Peeps Bunny Cupcakes.
Notes
Other items needed:
toothpicks
Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies
Royal Icing
Leaf Green Icing Dye
Decorating Bag
Star Tip 22

Once your cupcakes are out of the oven and are completely cool, you can get to work with the decorating. The decorating doesn’t take long at all, and if you work in an assembly line of sorts, you’ll be done before you know it.

I lined all my cupcakes up on my counter top before preparing the icing. I read that Royal Icing dries fairly quickly, so I wanted to be able to get them all done before it dried. I also thinned the icing out a bit so that it would be easy to push through the decorating bag.

peeps bunny cupcakesI didn’t have the proper Wilton tip for grass, so I made it work with the star tip 22. I worked quickly in an up and down motion to create little puffs that kind of resemble grass. I started out by going in a circle around the cupcake, and then finished by filling in the circle.

Once I had iced all the cupcakes, I assembled the bunny pick so that I could securely attach them to the cupcakes. I’m sure there are many ways to do this, but I used what I had on hand, and that was toothpicks. I placed a toothpick through the bottom half of each bunny while I let the icing harden a bit. Once each bunny was ready, I simply placed it in the middle of the cupcake using the rest of the toothpick.

Easter cupcakes using Peeps marshmallow bunnies

See, I told you it was easy!

There is so much you can do with Peeps. I’ve got some fun things I’ll be sharing up until Easter, but you can search the #PeepsTreats hashtag on Twitter and Pinterest for instant gratification. To find the best selection of Peeps, you’ll need to head to your local Walmart. The selection of Peeps products sure has grown over the years!

PEEPS® Cakes and Cupcakes

There is a pretty fun giveaway going on right now where you can win one of many prizes.  Prize packs include: 10 with a $100 Walmart Gift Cards & a PEEPS® Gift Basket, 10 with a $50 Walmart Gift Cards & a PEEPS® Gift Basket, and 20 with a $25 Walmart Gift Cards & a PEEPS® Gift Basket. That’s a lot of prizes to be awarded, y’all! You only have until March 16th, so enter now!

#PeepsTreats


About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    How cute! I need to start thinking of a fun treat for kids around Easter, this is perfect!

  2. 2

    These are absolutely adorable!!! I know I can’t believe it is March already as well! Time has started to fly by already this year!!

  3. 3

    Aww, how cute are those! They are just beautiful, I wouldn’t want to eat them, just look at them 🙂

  4. 4

    The cupcakes are so adorable – creative!

  5. 5

    I don’t really like Peeps, but they are awesome Easter treat/dessert decorations! My husband and son loves them!

  6. 6

    Adorable! I know my children would love doing something like this, we just don’t tend to buy Peeps much.

    I make lists too. I had to last night to get it out of my head before bed.

  7. 7

    My daughter LOVES Peeps – she’s 17 and it’s the only thing she still asks for for an Easter treat!

  8. 8

    They’re just so darn cute! I don’t eat them, but I really like them for fun and festive decor.

  9. 9

    These Peeps Bunny Cupcakes are adorable! They look so festive and yummy!

  10. 10

    These are adorable, and since I know my kids are big Peeps fans, they would especially love these seasonal treats.

  11. 11

    Those turned out so cute! I love Peeps

  12. 12

    the kids are obsessed with Peeps but i think they do more playing then eating them lol. Those sure look tasty

  13. 13

    So Cute. I love how easy it is to make cute desserts with Peeps.

  14. 15

    These are so cute, I must make some!

  15. 16

    That is totally adorable! It would look so cute sitting on the Easter table top.

  16. 17

    I love the bunnies in the chocolate! How cute!

  17. 18

    They turned out so cute.

  18. 19

    I love peeps! Those cupcakes are adorable!

  19. 20

    Those are absolutely cute! I used to eat Peeps all of the time when I was younger. ~lol~

  20. 21

    What adorable staging! The peeps give the cupcakes a whole new look – so cute!

  21. 22

    So cute! We have some serious Peeps lovers in this house so I might have to make these. 🙂

  22. 23

    These are adorably cute! I’m definitely going to try to make these.

  23. 24

    So. Stinkin. Adorable!!!!!!

  24. 25

    Those are so cute! I love Peeps &I’ve been seeing a lot of really cute ideas for using them for both food & decoration!

  25. 26

    These are so cute and look so easy to make. I think even the boys could make these on their own.

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