Peeps cupcakes

Confession: The weather is 13 degrees Fahrenheit in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and according to it feels like 1°. But it’s March 5, and today I saw the robins.

Here’s a sweet idea for welcoming spring.

cupcakes on white

Your favorite cupcake recipe + green-tinted frosting + sugared marshmallow Peeps = kiddo happiness, big time.

Pretty self-explanatory, really.

peeps cupcake

If you have more patience than I (or less cupcakes) you could make proper grass with stars. I did a star tip swirl instead: five seconds per cupcake.

cupcake corner



Do you make food that looks like spring? I want more ideas!


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9 years ago

A few drops of green color in shredded coconut makes a kind of grass-like cake topping. Stick it on with some frosting. For these, you could try rolling just the edges of the cupcake in it, to give a place for the Peep to stick.

Travis Z
9 years ago

Pardon me as I hurl. Looks great until you get to the peeps.

9 years ago
Reply to  Shari Zook

I’d remove my peep too…but what fun for the kids!

9 years ago

They are awfully cute, but I’m with Travis on the taste of the peeps. 🙂 But we’ve had hurling at our house lately anyway. So what do I know?

9 years ago

I like the looks of these especially since they’re not too labor intensive. Kmart has/had tulip shaped cupcake liners – bright spring colors with deep scalloped edges. I can see these cupcakes nestled in those! Jolynn

9 years ago


9 years ago

Aww, so cute. I like them, peeps & all. My dad loves these peeps right from the freezer. It was always special when he brought them home around spring/Easter time.

Sheila G.
9 years ago
These are fun! I think the recipe we used when I was a child involved peanut butter but I couldn’t find that one.

9 years ago

We do a sunflower cake with peeps every year, but the cupcakes look easier and so colorful! Maybe I will break with tradition this spring.

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