Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fashionable Peep DIY Brunch Bunnies

Happy Easter and Passover week!

I’d like to share with you what the latest in fashion accessories is for Peeps this spring season.

DIY Peep Decorations

…but before we hit the runway…

Did I tell you I was in the Chicago area over the weekend?  I attended a fabulous conference at Wilton Industries where I met fellow Sweet Team Members, members of the Wilton School of Cake Decorating, toured the headquarters (incredible) and did some hands-on decorating.  I can’t wait to show you the latest trends in decorating and baking but that will have to wait until my phone is fixed so I can grab all my photos.  You can get a sneak peek on my Instagram page.

Back to the fashion show, I had this crafty DIY idea of making Easter Bonnets for Peeps before I left for my trip.  I wanted my Peeps to be girlie and fun and something to use as a garnish for dessert dishes and beverages. 

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Rolled fondant makes it easy to cut-out a round ring to use for the hat and a daisy fondant plunger cutter creates the cute little flowers.  Make extras to use on the green coconut/candy melts grass and for cupcakes or for other baking projects this spring.

Here’s how to make the bonnets:

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Color fondant daisy centers with Wilton’s Food Writer.

Wilton Food Writer

To save time and materials in not making a batch of icing when I needed only a couple tablespoons, I used Wilton’s Ready-to-Decorate Buttercream icing in a piping can.  I’m really surprised how much I loved the taste.  It tastes very good, like you wouldn’t mind if your entire cupcake was covered in it.  That’s my taste test.  It was convenient to have on hand when I just needed a touch to adhere the fondant daisies to the bonnets and to make a tiny amount of icing to use for the lips, eyelashes and bow for the back of the bonnet.  The icing comes in nine colors and has four interchangeable tips.  I think it’s…

Wilton Ready-to-Decorate Icing

Back to the bonnets…

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To place the fondant ring over the bunny ears, work from the under side gently tucking the bottoms of the ears up through the center hole.  If you try to pull the ears upwards from the top, the marshmallow will stretch and tear.

TIP - To take care of those open marshmallow wounds on the sides of the Peeps that occur when separating the marshmallows, take sanding sugar in the same color as the Peep and dip it into the sugar.  Regular granulated sugar can also be tinted with decorating colors. 

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The edible grass is made from flaked coconut that has been tinted using a bright green decorating color.  Melt Wilton’s Key Lime Pie Candy Melts and mix it into the coconut.  Holy moly!  These little limey green discs are good!  No, they are incredibly good.  No wait!  They are unbelievably good!  Boy, are they good.

Wiltons Key Lime Candy Melts

And because a gal’s got to look her best for Easter brunch, cheery pink lipstick and mascara is a must!

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Pink martinis, anyone?  Well, just one to be polite.

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Still hungry?  Brunch is served!

Disclaimer: I received the Peeps, Key Lime Pie Candy Melts, Ready-to-Decorate Icing, and Food Writers from Wilton as a Wilton Brand Ambassador.  This post was something I created for my own pleasure and I hope it gave you some ideas to dress up your Easter brunches.  All concepts, commentary, photography and product opinions are my own.

10 comments:

LPC said...

How you make this stuff up I cannot imagine! In other words, wonderful imagination, missy:)!

Beth Jackson Klosterboer said...

Your dressed up Peeps are darling. I love that you hung a Peep off your martini glass too. It's a fun and easy way to dress up a drink. Pinning:)

Beth @ Hungry Happenings

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Thank you, Lisa. You're always so sweet and supportive. xoxo

Hi Beth! Thanks. Of course, I have to have a Peeptini. :)

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

That is so darling!!!

Jen Somewhere said...

Almost too cute to eat!! =)

mizz said...

SOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!! I love the Peep garnish instead of fruit! So festive!!! I might have to grab a bag, or 5 of the key lime candy melts!! And the straws? SOOOO spring time! ;)

Danielle Doerr said...

This is absolutely darling! I would have never thought to dress up the Peeps like that - especially the mascara and lipstick :) So cute!

Also, that martini looks and sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it!

Formerly known as Frau said...

You are amazing and so talented! I love Peeps...I've ate way too many this season! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Miss Jane said...

TOO STINKIN' CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing these fun & fashionable peeps with us.

AdriBarr said...

I love the Peeps! They are darling!

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