So cute, these Rainbow Peeps Reveal Cupcakes are the only centerpiece your Easter table will need!
Turn your cupcakes into colorful little nests, complete with a hidden cake egg in the center. Betty Crocker cake mix makes these pretty looking Peeps-topped cupcakes easy as a spring breeze!
Prep for this recipe by baking a white cake, or take a shortcut with a pre-made poundcake.
Slice the outer golden edges off of the cake. This’ll keep the eggs inside your cupcakes a nice, pretty egg color, rather than yielding end results with a bit of muddled freckles (like mine).
Crumble your cake, cake pop style...
Then mix it all with some frosting to make it stick together.
Once your cake mixture has turned into a Playdough-like texture, mold it into 24 little cake eggs.
Separate the remaining cake batter into 5 little zip-top bags. You're going to tint it in 5 colors: Pink, orange, yellow, green and blue.
Separate the coconut into another 5 bags and tint those similarly, and then do the same with the frosting. You end up with 15 bags total.
Now, pipe a little colored batter into the bottom of a cupcake wrapper. Gently set a cake egg in each bit of batter…
Then, cover the eggs with batter to completely enclose them in your cupcakes.
Bake those cupcakes in a preheated oven.
Then cool them completely before frosting.
To frost the cupcakes, pipe a bit of colored frosting around each cupcake.
Then sprinkle them with coconut to create a nest.
(Don't like coconut? Just use decorator sugars or jimmies instead!)
Pipe a bit of white frosting in the middle. This will hold your chick in place.
Then, top it all with a matching Peeps chick.
When the cupcakes are cut in half the cake egg is revealed!
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