I have a little bit of a thing for Peeps. Part of the reason I like them is that the sugar-coated marshmallows are fun to eat. The other part is that they’re simply too cute to resist. Peeps were the very first thing that sprang to my mind when I spotted Wilton’s Mini Bunny Cake PanÂ because the shape of each cake cavity is almost identical to that of a bunny-shaped Peep.
The nonstick pan has only six bunnies, each of which is a bit smaller than a regular cupcake mold. The bunnies turn out to be about 4-inches long and 1 inch (or so) high. You’ll have to play around with the exact number of bunny cakes you can bake with a regular recipe, but Wilton predicts that you can expect to make 18. Be sure to let the pan cool well before refilling.
To get the look of a Peep for your cakes, use a white cake recipe, white frosting and buy some yellow and purple sanding sugars. Coat the baked cakes in frosting and dip into the sugars, making sure to cover the sides and top completely. When set out on a serving tray, they’ll look just like their marshmallow counterparts!
RachelFebruary 28, 2008
How fun! I have a good friend who is OBSESSED with peeps. This might be a good thing to make for her. Thanks for the idea!
AnastasiaFebruary 29, 2008
I imagine it would take a bit of playing around just to figure out exactly how much batter to put in each bunny-cup. Oh man, it would be really fun to try making these though…
cybeleMarch 18, 2008
I saw those cake pans at Target. They weren’t with the regular baking stuff though, they were in the Easter section.