How to Make Oh-So-Cute Peeps Cupcakes!

Peeps Cupcakes Recipe

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On the hunt for a fun Easter Treat??  How about making some Peeps Cupcakes!!

As you know, I recently had waaaay too much fun at a cookie & cupcake decorating class, and especially fell in love with the Wilton Grass Tip… {which was around $1 at my Jo-Ann’s}…

I spotted some Peeps bunnies at the store the other day, and started thinking that some Peeps Cupcakes would make pretty cute {and tasty} treats! Here’s what I came up with…

First, you’ll want to bake up some cupcakes.  I used white cake mix, with white liners…

While the cupcakes are baking, go whip up some Buttercream Icing.  {go here for the Wilton Buttercream Icing Recipe that I use}

Place the icing in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use, then rewhip before using.  Insert the icing into your pastry bag {or ziploc}, attach the Wilton Grass Tip and Coupler, Squeeze a bit to get out any air bubbles, and you’re ready to frost!

Go here for some Wilton tips on piping grass ~ practice a bit on an ‘experimental’ cupcake first… you’ll get the hang of it in no time!

{and remember… grass isn’t perfect, so your cupcakes don’t have to be either!} ;)

After you’ve frosted your cupcakes, go grab your lil’ Peeps Bunnies…  aww ~ they’re so sweet and innocent looking, aren’t they??

Well, they don’t know it, but it’s time to give ‘em a little pokey-pokey to help them stand tall ~ so gently separate them from their buddies, then poke them with a toothpick, like this…

Now, just pop the toothpick down into the center of the grassy cupcake, and you’re done!  Wasn’t that easy??

Now most importantly… have FUN ~ and go make a little village of them…

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In addition to decorating the cupcakes with Peeps, you could also add some jelly beans or mini eggs to the center of the cupcakes, like the ones I made a few weeks agoThanks for supporting The Frugal Girls!

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40 Responses to How to Make Oh-So-Cute Peeps Cupcakes!

  1. livefamilylife says:

    These cupcakes are so cute. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Jenny H. says:

      Adorable!! I think I will give them a try!

    • Thanks for the awesome idea for Bunny Cupcakes. I cannot wait to make them with my grandaughters…Getting the icing recipe is a super bonus too..I have been wanting a good icing recipe for so long…I don’t like using the ready made icings.

      • Nancy says:

        The Wilton recipe is a nofail… I have used the same recipe since I was about 16 and well thats 20+ years ago. However it is sweet. If you use the basic recipe and add some peanutbutter it is totally awesome

    • jabreu says:

      this is perfect for my daughters class party! thanks

    • Sandy Stimers says:

      All ingredients bought. So excited to make them with my daughter and grandkids. Bought a cupcake stand a Walmart to display them on. Taking them to an Easter Egg hunt for a snack.

  2. Elle says:

    Ridiculously cute!!!

  3. Holly says:

    Thanks for this recipe..I am making these for my kids for Easter. I love your website!

  4. Stacy says:

    Going to make these for our family get together!! Thank you for a wonderful and ADORABLE idea!

  5. Patti says:

    what a cute idea. Not only for Easter, but I can see making variations appropriate for other holidays (they do make “peeps style” marshmallow turkeys and Christmas trees, for example).

  6. Debbie says:

    I bet the chick peeps would be adorable also! I might just make some of these for the kids at church.

  7. erin says:

    I am going to try these, but am going to use dyed coconut for the grass instead and chocolate cupcakes like they are dirt! fun times!

  8. Corrie says:

    So cute!! Love it I’m gonna make them too!!

  9. Kate says:

    Love them! Adorable and simple- definitely going to do these this weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Michelle says:

    I’m making these today for my mom’s birthday but adding lemon filling on the inside for a sweet surprise.

  11. Gena B says:

    Those are so stinkin’ cute! I always have a million Peeps lying around before, during and after Easter and now I have something to do with them besides eat them straight outta the package! =)

  12. Cheryl says:

    How cute!! Love them! Think I’ll try them with the chicken peeps as well. Thank you so much for the great, clear directions.

  13. Patty Edmonson says:

    These are so cute and I am sure will be fun for me and my grandaughter to make. TY!!

  14. Andrea D says:

    Can you make these the day before or will the peeps get hard? Would covering them help or would the cupcakes get soggy

  15. Lena says:

    They turned out super cute!!! Just modified them a bit: instead of using a peep bunny with a tooth-pick, I just smushed a chick peep in the “grass” since I don’t trust my junior high students with sharp pointy things. They LOVED them!!!

  16. Julie says:

    Just made these – so cute! Thank you for the idea! Kind of a silly question, as I am new to baking – Does the icing need to be refrigerated or are these okay to leave out overnight?


  17. Sally says:

    Thanks for such cute cupcake idea. I am a class mom for my Kindergartener and I will be making these for the Easter Class Party…I know these will be a winner !!

  18. Sally says:

    Please post any cute inexpensive Easter crafts that can be made for the kids. Thank you so much !!

  19. Jen says:

    super cute! I think you should just add a few jelly beans too ;) then we’re talkin’!

  20. laura says:

    I pinned this on pinterest and it was so popular! It has been repinned over 600 times in one day. Hope you get some foot traffic and extra sign ups!!

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