I had so much fun today! Last year, I made a joke with my friend Keri that we should bake peeps into cupcakes. We didn't have time, but I made a mental note! And this year, with the advent of peeps, we made a date! We tried four things... Peeps, frozen peeps, marshmallows, and frozen Cadbury creme eggs. We used a chocolate cake recipe for all the cupcakes. They didn't turn out the way I expected, I was expecting little peeps inside cakes, all chewy and soft. But the marshmallow exploded! In all cases. But not the eggs, the did very well. Here is the documentation...
Peep ready for burial.
Covering the peep.
Peep is gone.
An 8YO client of Keri's suggested we cut off the heads before baking, and replace them when the cupcakes are done.
Here are the beheaded peeps.
...and here are the peep heads.
Peep heads on top of cupcakes.
An array of cupcakes.
So, the ones in the back are beheaded peeps, the ones in the middle have peeps inside, and the ones in front have marshmallows inside.
In all cases, the marshmallow exploded out of the cupcakes and became a sticky tacky ness on the top.
There is no marshmallow in the cupcakes.
Back to the drawing board! if what you want is a complete peep inside.
(they still taste great!)
Now, the creme eggs....
The baked cupcake.
Preparing to slice.
Ta Da!!! egg inside!
All in all, it was fun to experiment... and of course, great to share.