Here it is: My Easter Peep Cake! Sweet, very simple, inspired by others on Pinterest. I baked a banana cake from scratch, which tasted ok. I made the cake part about a week early to save some time for other food prep the day before Easter. I pulled out the frozen cake layers from the freezer the day before Easter to thaw. Homemade cream cheese frosting was whipped up three days before Easter, and the cake was frosted Easter morning. I used nearly two boxes of green bunny Peeps and three Cadbury milk chocolate mini eggs for a little decoration.
There really is a difference between a homemade and a box mix cake. My homemade cake was a much denser cake and I think that effected the flavor as well. You can use a box mix and a can of frosting if you wish. I went with the homemade cake because I felt like making something with bananas for my husband. Anyway, I like Peeps and I enjoyed making this cake.
Tomorrow, I am attending a spring craft fair, Spring Fair to Remember in West Bend, WI. I have had a booth at these shows a few times. I am excited to see both what and who is new and how the seasoned craft fair vendors are doing. I always keep an eye out for both crafting ideas and booth set up and display ideas as well. I am not planning on participating in a craft fair anytime soon, but it never hurts to have a few ideas handy for later.
Hello, All! We are slowly thawing out here in Wisconsin. It will be a number of weeks until we can get outside and plant our gardens, but this is the time for starting seeds. That is just what I did on Monday. I dug out my soil-less soil and seed starting flats and planted 12 each of bell peppers, tomatoes and cherry tomatoes while the little one was taking her nap. When she woke up, I still had not finished my project, so she got all excited and started pointing and yelling at the weird “stuff” on the kitchen floor. I really wanted to be done before she woke up, but starting seeds is one of those jobs that I always thinks takes less time than it really does. I had considered letting my Helper help with this project, but I opted to wait another year.
I am hosting Easter brunch for my family this year. I am dead set on making a peep-themed Easter cake. I am perfectly fine with making a cake, frosting it and slapping on gobs of Peeps. But I thought maybe I would head over to Pinterest and see what other ideas are out there. Once again, Pinterest did not disappoint. Once again, I was overwhelmed with tons of colorful, beautiful (and some not so beautiful) photos of inspiration. I started a “Peep Cake” board and hope I will add my own cake soon. So, heads up for an out-of-this-world Easter Peep cake picture sometime after April 5!
Good luck with all of your own Easter/Garden/Spring plans! 😀