About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
3h00

Keep Calm and PEEP On!
Here's the cupcake breakdown: Vanilla bean cupcake, Creme brulee cream filling, Vanilla bean buttercream frosting and Roasted PEEPs marshmallow fondant. It seems like a lot of work, but you can just do the parts you want, and get store-bought for the rest!

Posted by Melinda H. from Orange Park, Florida, United States • Published See Melinda H.'s 12 projects »
Tags

PrintEmbed
  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make Creme Brulee Cream Filling: View recipe here: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/FillingRecipe.pdf

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 2
    Step 2

    Bake Vanilla Bean Cupcakes: See the recipe at http://bit.ly/ptwrFz

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make Vanilla Bean/Creme Brulee Buttercream Icing (Make while the cupcakes are cooling): http://bit.ly/pDNqJJ

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 4
    Step 4

    Prepare the Cupcakes for Filling: Using a knife or apple corer, take out the middles of the cupcakes. Cut this part in half. The top part will be used as a plug after you fill the cupcakes. The other part can be eaten!

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fill the Cupcakes: There are three ways you can do this - use a spoon, put it in a Ziploc and cut off a corner and then squeeze it out, or put it in an icing bag with a round tip. I used an icing bag because it gave me the most control.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 6
    Step 6

    Plug the Cupcakes: Now you put the little plugs on top. This helps keep the filling in, and provides a better surface for the frosting.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 7
    Step 7

    Frost the Cupcakes: You can be as creative as you want here. If you are going to put fondant over a majority of the frosting, you don't need to be too detailed (you can just use a spatula or a large round tip with your icing bag). If you are going to put on smaller fondant shapes, then you can be as decorative as you want (I just used a large star tip with my icing bag).

    The batch of frosting made just enough for the cupcakes. You may decide you want to make another batch; it's up to you.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make Roasted PEEP Fondant: See recipe and directions at http://bit.ly/qPjfQd

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 9
    Step 9

    Decorate Cupcakes: As I made the fondant, I broke it up into batches to create different colors. Then I created some circles from biscuit cutters and flowers using fondant cutters as the base for my cupcake toppers. [Download template at http://bit.ly/r3J7si]

    Other ones I left fondant-free to I could stick on a PEEP or a disc of sugar I put under the broiler.

    Since I made 4 really big cupcakes, I rolled out fondant into an egg shape (I marbled two colors together for a dyed-egg effect), then used my fondant roller to add decorative patterns.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 10
    Step 10

    Decorate the Cupcake Tower: I had a plastic Wilton cupcake tower in my closet, so I decided to use it to showcase my PEEPs cupcakes. I went to my local craft store and bought some ruffles in coordinating colors. I think it really turned out well!

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Peep Cupcake Tower - Step 11
    Step 11

    Eat and Enjoy! This is my favorite step! Even my dog liked the little piece of fondant she licked off the floor!

    Disclaimer: No dogs were harmed in the making of this photo. We cannot say the same for complete and utter embarrassment though.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments