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Peep Cake

Posted by on Mar. 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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 Picture of Peep Cake Recipe

Ingredients


cake:

Unsalted butter, for the pans
All-purpose flour, for the pans
2 18.25-ounce boxes yellow cake mix, plus required ingredients


frosting and decorations:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
3 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon yellow food coloring
Yellow sanding sugar, for coating
Small chocolate disks (such as melting wafers)

Directions
Butter and flour a 9-by-13-inch cake pan plus a 1-quart and 2 1/2-quart ovenproof bowl. Make both cake mixes; divide the batter among the pan and bowls. Bake at 350 degrees F until a toothpick comes out clean, about 35 minutes for the pan and small bowl, and 50 minutes for the large bowl.
Let the cakes cool 15 minutes in the pan and bowls, then unmold onto racks to cool completely.

Trim the flat sides of the bowl cakes with a serrated knife to make level. Using a chef's knife, cut the 4 corners off the rectangular cake, as shown; set aside 3 of the cake triangles for the tail and beak.


Put the flat cake on a cake board or platter; use toothpicks to attach 2 cake triangles to a short end for the tail. Position the large bowl cake on the flat cake as shown, then top with the small bowl cake; insert a skewer through the cakes to secure. Trim another cake triangle to make a beak; attach to the small bowl cake with toothpicks.


Make the frosting: Heat the sugar with the cream of tartar, salt and 2/3 cup water in a saucepan, stirring, until dissolved. Beat the egg whites with a mixer until frothy. Slowly beat in the hot sugar mixture, then increase the mixer speed and beat until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts and the food coloring.


Cover the cake with a thick layer of the yellow frosting, using the frosting to sculpt a rounded chick shape. With the edge of an offset spatula, use some frosting to extend the beak and tail.


Coat the cake with yellow sanding sugar. Refrigerate, uncovered, 15 minutes. Press the chocolate disks into the frosting for eyes. Remove the skewer and toothpicks as you cut the cake.

 

by on Mar. 29, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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Replies (1-8):
TerriC
by Bronze Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM

This is so cute!  I would love to make it, don't know if I am that creative!  LOL!

Bradensmommy719
by Bronze Member on Mar. 29, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Fun
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emilyrosenj
by Margaret on Mar. 29, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Cute idea!

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Mar. 30, 2013 at 1:42 PM

 TFS

Godspitgrl
by on Mar. 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM
Oh neat
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eustacejessica
by Jess on Mar. 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

TFS

brownhoney21
by Bronze Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 7:29 PM

 

Quoting TerriC:

This is so cute!  I would love to make it, don't know if I am that creative!  LOL!

 

TigerofMu
by on Apr. 4, 2013 at 9:12 PM

That's crazy looking!

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