i originally found this recipe as a sunflower cake. the directions are to make a yellow cake and frost it with chocolate frosting. you arrange the peeps the same way but put graduated sized chocolate chips in the center of the flower. i LOVE chocolate, but chocolate frosting isn't my favorite. and i think of sunflowers being late summer, not spring. so i thought - how can i make this cake better for me, and more "easter"?
1. i made a strawberry box mix cake (i have yet to find a cake recipe from scratch that tastes as light and as good as a box mix). i also made it in two 8-1/2" rounds which had a scalloped edge like petals.
2. i frosted it with vanilla funfetti frosting. a big hint - make sure to do the top last to make sure the peeps and sprinkles will stick.
3. i arranged sugar-free peeps around the edge like petals (peeps facing in). i used the sugar-free peeps because they don't come attached in rows like the regular ones. i then took the sprinkles that came with the funfetti frosting and scattered them in the center of the "flower". didn't it turn out cute?!