For Peeps Sake!

I love baking!

And, I especially love baking with my kids!  I always have– as soon as they were old enough to stand on a chair- they were helping stir, knead, mix, cut out, and decorate!   I think they love it as much as I do.

I have to warn you, that of course it gets VERY messy– and sometimes there are flour spills, and sprinkle spills (have you tried sweeping up those little crunchy balls you sprinkle on cookies??)  But, I would never trade any of that for a spotless kitchen and grocery store goodies.

Here’s a darling cake I made- a couple of years ago- that was a HUGE hit with my kids!  I think I’ll make another one this year– since they are old enough to help even more!

This cake makes me think of Spring & Summer- I love Sunflowers- actually, the kids are planting some this year on our back fence line- so we are all excited about that

(Not Mr. Pink Cricut–b/c he grew up around lots of Sunflowers, so they’re not his thing)

 

 

Now you can see why my kids LOVED this cake– because they LOVE Peeps!! 🙂 It is a 2 layer Chocolate Cake- with Dark Chocolate frosting (I used a box mix and store-bought frosting) – and then it is decorated with chocolate chips (this will be the part the kids can help with more this year) and of course the traditional yellow peeps.

The funny thing is I always see PEEPS when I look at it– but at first glance, and while sitting on a picnic table amongst other things- people always just see a SUNFLOWER! 🙂

Wishing you all a SUNNY day or at least a PEEPY one ;)!

22 thoughts on “For Peeps Sake!

  1. Oh Sarah that is the cutest cake ever! It seems like ever time I have a church crop, I get idea for something from you, Sat. crop we are to bring snack or something & theme is flowers, this is perfect! Did peeps just stick on or did you put tooth picks to hold them down? tfs

  2. Thanks for sharing this cake. I made this two years ago for a church dinner for all the ladies in two wards that share our building. I love making this cake so much or I should say my husband loves it. I don’t like chocolate so he eats the cake and I get to eat half the peeps. I have so much making it every years since the first time I made it. This is the cake my husband wants for his birthday this coming Monday (28th). So again thanks for sharing this with all of us.

    Sincerely

    Donna Scrapp’n Nana

    http://scrappnana.blogspot.com/

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  3. Love it! I’ll have to remeber to try one of these. I’m sure my youngest would love to help, but she’d probably try to “sample” all the peeps. She loves them! Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a fun cake Sarah! I love that you bake for your kids, it will be something that they remember forever. When they are older & come back to visit, they will remember all the goodies you’ve made & want you to bake their favorites for them! 🙂

  5. So very cute. My son (13) has been taking the Wilton Cake decorating classes and he will love this cake. I love peeps too…

  6. This is soooo cute. A diffinite to do with my 3 grandkids–they love to help and they usually have some very good decorating ideas. They will love this!

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