PEEP-A-BOO Easter Cupcakes

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
April 18, 2014

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Can you believe that Easter is almost here?  When I was a little girl, PEEPS was one of my favorite Easter candies (other than chocolate of course).  As an adult, I still like snacking on PEEPS, as well as decorating with them.  With the inspiration of Wilton products and PEEPS candies, I created PEEP-A-BOO Easter Cupcakes.

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

I started with Duncan Hinesยฎ Limited Edition Spring Velvets Cake Mix.  Did you know that Duncan Hinesยฎ is the brand of cake mix recommended by Wilton Cake Decorating Instructors?  The Spring Velvets Cake Mix included one bag of Pink Velvet mix and one bag of Yellow Velvet mix.  All I needed were eggs, softened butter and water, as well as my handy dandy Kitchen Aid Mixer.

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Once the cake mixes were ready, it was time to move some of the cake mix to the Disposable Cake Decorating Bags.  I couldn’t believe how much easier it was to fill the muffin cups, especially with the special cupcakes I was making.  I would be making Two-Tone Cupcakes and was so excited to see how they’d turn out!

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

This was my first time using the Wilton Two-Tone Cupcake Pan and I loved it!  I will definitely be using it again in the future!  I did some cupcakes with a pink center / yellow outside and then others with a yellow center / pink outside.  The inserts and disposable decorating bags made the process so easy!!!  I used the Wilton Watercolor Baking Cups, which were so pretty and perfect for Easter!

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

#Easter #Spring #PEEPS #WiltonTreatTeam #spon

I stuck the cupcake pans in the oven and away they baked!  I was anticipating taking them out of the oven and seeing what they would look like.  But first I had to let them cool and then I could decorate them.

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For the PEEP-A-BOO Easter Cupcakes, I used pink PEEPS.  Before placing the PEEP in the center of the cupcake, I cut it in half.  Then I used the Violet Ready-to-Decorate Icing to surround and hide the PEEP.

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Once the top of the cupcake was covered with icing, I added the Colorful Egg Sprinkle Mix.  The green grass-like sprinkles and eggs added that perfect final Spring touch to complete our PEEP-A-BOO Easter Cupcakes!!!

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This is a sponsored post as part of the Wilton Treat Team Program.  
All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

14 Responses to “PEEP-A-BOO Easter Cupcakes”

  1. Sheri Morgan says:

    Love them! I’m making something similar for Easter!

  2. I just picked up two new Wilton pans on sale yesterday, I love them. Those look absolutely adorable!

  3. What an adorable idea! I love the separator from Wilton. That is a clever device!

  4. Ashley M says:

    I need to pick up some wilson baking supplies. ๐Ÿ™ I made these adorable cakes inside ice cream cones but the frosting was so blah because all I had was a butterknife.

  5. Patty says:

    And where did the bottom of the bunny go? Did we have a bit of a sugar rush?
    These are just the cutest cupcakes. I love all the fun products Wilton has to make baking fun.

  6. I must get one of the two tone cupcake pans for myself! This is such a cute idea! My mouth is watering.

  7. Debi says:

    Those are so cute. I love the gadget to make the 2 types of cupcakes in one.

  8. Debbie says:

    That is the coolest thing. I always wondered how they did cupcakes like that.

  9. Danielle says:

    I have never seen a pan like that before – SO COOL! You did a great job with these Shannon!

  10. I haven’t seen that separator. It looks neat, I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

  11. mel says:

    This is adorable Shannon! They came out so great and how original! I bet the kiddos LOVED it!

  12. This is a great idea and the girlswould love to do this and bake with me,i will be going and buying one of these separators to bake with thank you for the great tips & recipes you share ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. RICHARD HICKS says:

    These are really cute cupcakes and looks like a lot of fun to make and EAT!

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