March 21, 2016

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Margaret's Morsels | Marshmallow Peeps Easter Cake

A few years ago, a cousin emailed me pictures of a cake she'd made for Easter.  The cake was so cute, I knew I wanted to make it for Easter, but I didn't know when.  My family was disappointed the year before when I replaced our traditional bunny cake with a carrot cake.  I knew I couldn't replace the bunny cake two years in a row, so I filed the idea away until one Easter when we were having enough company I needed two desserts.

The cake isn't a recipe, but a method.  Start by making a two layer cake, either from scratch or a mix.  Fill and frost the layers with white icing such as buttercream or cream cheese.


Margaret's Morsels | Marshmallow Peeps Easter Cake

I think the cake would also look pretty with pastel pink or yellow icing. Although chocolate icing would be tasty, I don't think the decorations would stand out as well as they do on a lighter color icing.

When the cake is frosted, decorate the sides with marshmallow peep bunnies.  The year I made the cake, the hardest part was finding all the different colored bunnies!  I found pink and blue at Kroger, purple at CVS and green at Rite Aid.  The bunnies aren't quite tall enough to cover both layers.


Margaret's Morsels | Marshmallow Peeps Easter Cake



You can decorate the sides with just the bunnies, or add some pastel color M&M's above or below the bunnies.  I found it easier and faster to put the candy above the bunnies.



Margaret's Morsels | Marshmallow Peeps Easter Cake



The top is decorated with more pastel M&M's.  My cousin piled the candy all over the top, but I used it sparingly.  I also like to turn the candies over so the "m" doesn't show.


Margaret's Morsels | Marshmallow Peeps Easter Cake


This cake is easy to make, quick to assemble and a festive ending to an Easter meal.  Easter is less than a week away, but there's still time to find the bunnies before they hop out of the store.


© Margaret's Morsels

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    1. Thanks, Kim! It's definitely colorful!

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  2. What a cute idea and easy enough to have little hands damage it!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! This is a great cake to let little hands help decorate.

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  3. I love your pretty cake all decorated with the peeps for Easter.
    TFS this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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    1. Thanks, Julie! Thanks for hosting all the great parties! I hope you have a good week.

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  4. This cake is adorable!!! I want to make it!!!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! It is really easy to make. I used a cake mix and canned frosting. If you've got kids, it's fun to let them help decorate the cake.

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  5. What a lovely decorating job! The colors are perfect.

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    1. Thanks, Jordan! I just love pastel colors at Easter.

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  6. Oh this is just too cute! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! It's really easy to make and nice to let kids help decorate. Thanks for hosting the party. I hope you have a great week.

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  7. I have seen a few peeps cakes but I love the way you used the m&m's around the top. Too cute! Pinned and shared. Thanks for linking up at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I hope you will join me Monday at #OverTheMoon!

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn! I can't take credit for the idea. It's just my interpretation of the cake made by my cousin. I hope you have a good week!

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  8. What a cute cake, my kids would love it! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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    1. Thanks, Joy! Thanks for hosting the party! I hope you have a good week.

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  9. Margaret the cake is really cute, love the candies and peeps in the decorations. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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    1. Thanks, Swathi! I love pastel colors so this cake really appeals to me. Thanks for sharing, pinning and tweeting! I hope you have a good week.

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  10. What a pretty cake for Easter! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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    1. Thanks, April! Thank you for hosting the party. I hope you have a great week.

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  11. I still have so many Peeps! This is adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Adelina! The peeps sure do make a colorful cake! Thanks for writing.

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  12. This is such a great way to use those leftover peeps! Cute cake! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

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    1. Thanks, Jerri! The peeps certainly make a colorful cake. Thanks for featuring me on Friday Favorites!!!!

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