For those of you who do not know what “PEEP’s” are, they are a delicious Easter time tradition around here when it comes to Easter Basket Candy!! They are cute little marshmallows in the shape of a chick or a bunny and they are rolled in collored sugar! Â I think they get better with age too… I like them when the marshmallow is a little stale:)
This however was the first time I saw my two favorites collide:)! Â PEEPS & Cake Pops!!! The Familiar shape of PEEP’s bunnies and chicks with the yummy insides of a cake pop this time!! Take a look at what The Sugar Sugar Cake Studio put together for us! Â It’s a pic-toral check it out!!
Isn’t that the cutest Pic-torial Ever! Gotta “Like” Sugar Sugar for sharing, right?! Â …I left their button below, just in case you feel motivated to see more from these two ðŸ™‚
- Step 1 – Obtain the Wilton 12 Cavity PEEPS Chicks and Bunnies Treat Mold. Â Try your Local Craft Stores!
- Step 2 – Use the Heavenly Cake Pops Easy Roller with the 1″ optional insert to roll the cake balls and chill to firm them.
- Step 3Â – Melt candy coating in the desired color of the completed Peeps cake pops. Â Allow the cake balls to sit out at room temperature for a few minutes. Â Dip the end a cake pop stick into the melted candy coating and insert into the base of each cake ball. Â This will help to hold the pops on the sticks.
- Step 4Â – Spoon a bit of the melted candy coating into the “head” area of each chick cavity in the mold. Â Allow the candy coating to set up. Â This will prevent the cake balls from settling too far into the mold.
- Â Step 5 – Spoon a bit more of the melted candy coating into each chick cavity in the mold. Â Place a prepared cake ball on a stick into each cavity and gently press the cake ball into the melted candy coating. Â Make sure the stick is straight in all directions. Â Note that the cavity will not be completely filled with candy coating at this point. Â Allow the candy coating to firm up about 10 minutes.
- Step 6 – Spoon melted candy coating over the cake ball to fill each cavity. Â Allow the candy coating to harden about 15 minutes in the refrigerator. Â The candy coating needs to be firm before proceeding to the next step.
- Step 7 – Hold each cake pop by the stick and gently “peel” the silicone mold away from the cake pop with your other hand. Â If the candy coating is properly hardened, the mold should peel away easily from the pops. Â Place the pops into Styrofoam to hold them as you complete the following steps.
- Step 8 – Use a paint brush to apply a light coat of full-strength piping gel all over each Peep pop, including the base. Â The piping gel will adhere the sanding sugar that will be added to the pops in the next step. Â Do not allow the piping gel to “dry” on the pops before proceeding to the next step. Â If you don’t have piping gel, a quick run through heat will do! Â I turn on the stove and hold the pop about 12 inches from the heat and turn the pop till it barley shines! Â Not too much or you may have a mess! Â You just want to have a surface the sugar will stick to:)
- Step 9 – Sprinkle sanding sugar in the desired color of the completed Peeps cake pops over each pop. Â Sprinkle the sugar over a bowl so that you can capture and re-use the sanding sugar. Â Place the pops in Styrofoam for at least 20 minutes to allow the piping gel to set before proceeding to the next step.
- Step 10 – Attach a black sugar pearl to each pop for one of the eyes. Â Use tweezers to dip a sugar pearl into a bit of piping gel to adhere it to the pop. Â Place each pop into Styrofoam at an angle for about five minutes to hold each eye “level” until set. Â You can also pipe on a small dot for the eyes with candy melts or use a toothpick and some black food color!
- Step 11 – Repeat Step 10 for the second eye.
- Step 12 – The pops are now complete. Â If desired, place a decorative paper straw over the cake pop sticks.