Sunflower Peeps Cake

I made this cake back in February, which should tell you how behind I am on my blog posts. And how out of order they are. But I made this cake for my wonderful friend Hannah. I usually bake all my friends' birthday cakes, and when I asked Hannah what kind of cake she wanted, she showed me a picture of one of these cakes. I'd never seen one before, but it's so cute, I kinda wished I would have thought of it first.

While we were celebrating Hannah's birthday, our friend Luke said to me, "If you could make a cake that matched my personality, what would it be?" But before I could answer, my roommate Lizz said, "That's what she does with your birthday cake!" I thought about it for a moment and said, "Huh. I guess that is what I do!"

Wes had cupcakes with whole Oreos in them. Josh had a cake with a pie in it. Patrick had a cake covered in Reese's cups. Lizz's cake was shaped like an owl. Jacob had a Kahlua cake. I recently made my friend Kyle a Batman cake. And Hannah had this sunflower cake, which I think definitely describes her. Sunhine and happy.

The process for this cake is pretty simple.

1. I made a regular yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
2. Then I placed the peeps around the top. I let the Peeps' tails stick out over the edge a little bit.
3. I filled in the circle with mini chocolate chips.
4. Afterward, I decided that it needed some green leaves, but I'll pipe the leaves before arranging the peeps if I ever make it again.
Picture by Hannah Glenn :)
Funny story. When I put the candles in the cake, I put them between the Peeps, which are pretty close together. So one of them caught on fire. And I panicked. And I thought, "Oh no! I'll blow it out!" So I did. But the problem was that the majority of the candles were lit too. I thought I was blowing out the one Peep on fire, but really I was blowing out all the candles. Then I realized what I did and that everyone was staring at me, which was followed by a bunch of "You blew out Hannah's candles!", which was followed by tons of laughter. Hannah told me it was fine, but I still felt bad, you know? Who wouldn't? So, Hannah, I'm really sorry I accidently blew out your candles. But I hope you enjoyed your cake and your birthday!


  1. Cool! You know I have a birthday in May. :)

  2. This is such a simple but really creative idea!

  3. I am SO doing this cake for Easter! So pretty....and I know since you made it that it is also yummy!:)

    1. Thanks so much! I do think this cake makes a great Easter/Spring cake. So glad you're making it. :)

  4. I love your blog!

  5. How much would you charge for a beautiful cake like this??

  6. This is gorgeous! I love how great the frosting looks. Congrats on a beautiful creation!