Sweet Celebration Cupcakes

I’ll admit it. We use food to help celebrate things around here. When my kids were finishing up their homeschool year, I knew I wanted to reward them with something tasty and fun. That’s why I made up these Sweet Celebration Cupcakes!
Sweet Celebration Cupcakes with Peeps Minis

Making these cupcakes couldn’t be simpler.  You just need your favorite cake mix or cake mix recipe, the wet ingredients to make it, frosting (homemade or store bought), and optional sprinkles or colored sugar, and Peeps Minis!

Sweet Celebration Cupcakes with Peeps Minis Ingredients

I went ahead and let my kids help me with every step of making these.  They’re always begging to do stuff in the kitchen, and I honestly hate the mess.  However, they did convince me on this special occasion, so I had helpers all over the place!

Sweet Celebration Cupcakes with Peeps Minis Stirring the Cake Batter

We did two batches, so they could have chocolate and white cake.  Then, of course, they wanted chocolate and white frosting as well.  Apparently we’re all about choices around here.

Celebration Cupcakes decorated with Peeps Minis Decoration Station

I set it up as a decoration station with lots of utensils for spreading the frosting, the shallow bowls of colored sugar sprinkles, and a spread of Peeps Minis for the final touch.

Sweet Celebration Cupcakes with Peeps Minis Frosting the Tops

Once the cupcakes are baked, let them cool.  Frost however you’d like.  On most of ours, I had the kids dip the tops into shallow bowls of colored sugar (and sprinkles work well, too!).

Celebration Cupcakes with Peeps Minis Sprinkle Dipping

This is a really easy way to put a little “wow” into the appearance of the cupcakes.  It’s especially fun to dip the cupcakes with white frosting because the colors are intensified.  It’s more muted with chocolate frosting, but still really fun.

Celebration Cupcakes decorated with Peeps Minis

You don’t have to dip them in sprinkles or colored sugar.  It can be fun even without!  Once you’re done with the frosting and optional sugar/sprinkle step, just plop an adorable Peeps Minis on top for the final touch!

Celebration Cupcakes with Peeps Minis Without Sprinkles

We had a huge variety and ended up eating several, taking some to playdates, and sending some to work with Daddy to give a special treat to his co-workers.  He brought the pan home empty, so I guess they were as big of a hit with the grown ups as they were with me kids!

Sweet Celebration Cupcakes with PEEPS MINIS are great for kids and grown ups

When the folks at PEEPS® sent me some PEEPS® MINIS™ to sample, I couldn’t wait to make a sweet treat for my kiddos with them. Aren’t they super cute?

NEW Peeps Minis

They’re around $3.99 a bag (24 come in a package) and have just 14 calories each. I’ve seen them on sale as cheap as $2.50 at Target, so you might keep an eye out. They come in Strawberry Crème, Chocolate Crème and Sour Watermelon. My kids loved the strawberry the best, and it’s no surprise that this chocoholic (ME!) loved the chocolate best. Sour Watermelon has a fun surprise, though. It’s bright green on the outside, and pink in the inside!

What kind of PEEPS is your favorite?

About Jenn L

Jenn lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and 5 children. The family likes to eat healthy and try new recipes. Jenn homeschools all of the kids. She is heavily involved with local bloggers and is slightly addicted to social media.

Comments

  1. The chocolate looks great! I’m not so sure about the watermelon, but I love the cupcakes. It looks like the kids had tons of fun!
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  2. We love the chocolate ones. Oh my yum! I love the idea of a peep on a cupcake!

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  3. Looks fun, and tasty. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
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