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PEEPS® Flower Cake

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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Brighten someone’s day with this cheerful PEEPS® chick sunflower cake.
Updated Oct 10, 2022
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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 13 x 9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13 x 9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze 30 minutes to 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2
    Use serrated knife to cut 8-inch circle from cake; cut 2 leaves and stem from remaining cake. (See link below for diagram and template.)
  • 3
    On large foil-covered cookie sheet or wax paper-lined tray (21 x 14 inches), assemble cake parts into a flower, placing stem and leaves near bottom of circle.
  • 4
    In small bowl, mix 1 container frosting and yellow food color. In another small bowl, mix 1 cup frosting from second container and green food color. Spread thin layer of yellow frosting on circle to seal in crumbs. Spread thin layer of green frosting on leaves and stem. Refrigerate or freeze 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • 5
    Spread remaining yellow frosting on circle. Spread remaining green frosting to cover leaves and stem.
  • 6
    Using photo as a guide, leave 4 strips of PEEPS® chicks intact, and wrap around side of circle, with heads faced outward and bottoms pointed up. Continue around side of circle, except for area where leaves and stem attach. If necessary, place additional chicks to fill any gaps.
  • 7
    Separate remaining PEEPS® chicks, and place them individually around top outer edge of circle, leaving 5-inch diameter open, with chicks facing center of circle.
  • 8
    Sprinkle center of flower with yellow and orange sugars and brown candy sprinkles. Sprinkle leaves with green nonpareils and green sugar.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Create your own look by using different colored chicks.
  • tip 2
    Store cake loosely covered.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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