Easter is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to whip up some delicious treats for your loved ones. This year, we have an ultimate Easter baking idea that will leave your friends and family in awe – a GIANT Peep made of CAKE! Yes, you read that right – this recipe will guide you on how to make a giant Peep cake that will be the perfect centerpiece for your Easter table.
To make this gigantic Peep cake, you will need the following ingredients:
– 3 boxes of vanilla cake mix
– 9 eggs
– 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
– 4 1/2 cups of water
– 2 cups of unsalted butter, softened
– 8 cups of powdered sugar
– 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
– Pink food coloring
– Yellow sanding sugar
– Black fondant
Once you have all these ingredients, follow the step-by-step guide below to make your giant Peep cake:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together the vanilla cake mix, eggs, oil, and water until smooth.
Step 3: Pour the cake batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cakes cool completely.
Step 4: In a separate bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue beating until light and fluffy.
Step 5: Add a few drops of pink food coloring to the frosting and mix until you achieve the desired shade of pink.
Step 6: Place one of the 9-inch cake rounds onto a cake board. Spread a generous amount of pink frosting on top of the cake.
Step 7: Place the other 9-inch cake on top of the frosting layer. Use a serrated knife to carve out the shape of a Peep. Make sure to leave some cake behind for the tail and the head of the Peep.
Step 8: Cover the entire cake with the pink frosting, making sure to smooth it out as much as possible.
Step 9: Sprinkle the yellow sanding sugar over the entire cake.
Step 10: Use black fondant to make the eyes and nose of the Peep.
Your giant Peep cake is now ready to serve! Make sure to take some pictures of this masterpiece before cutting it up and indulging.
– Make 3 boxes of vanilla cake mix and bake them in two 9-inch round cake pans.
– Make the frosting, add pink food coloring, and coat the cake with it.
– Use yellow sanding sugar to add texture, and black fondant to create the eyes and nose.
– Enjoy your giant Peep cake!