Need a fun Easter cake idea? Make your Easter centerpiece with PEEPS?! Bake a cake in the PEEPS? 3-D Pan Set and surround it with pretty pastel PEEPS? Marshmallow Chicks, dipped in Candy Melts candy and decorated with colorful sprinkles.
Make cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool two cake halves according to package directions.
Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint a portions yellow and a small amount brown. Use spatula and yellow icing to assemble cake halves and ice cake smooth. Immediately cover cake with yellow sugar.
Decorate cake. Use tip 12, cut decorating bag and brown icing to pipe dot eyes.
Dip marshmallow chicks. Melt light cocoa Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Dip yellow and pink PEEPS? marshmallow chicks, about 3/8 in. deep, in melted candy. Immediately sprinkle with confetti or nonpareils. Place on parchment-covered board. Chill until firm, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Assemble treats. Position cake on serving plate. Position chicks around cake.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.