The other day I attempted to make donuts with my new Wilton donut pan. Instead we had a little mishap. The mishap resulted in a perfect way to make little Easter cakes. I filled the pan too much so one side looked like a giant cupcake and the other side looked like a giant cupcake with a hole in the middle. Perfect size for a Peep or some jelly eggs. See what I mean.
All you have to do is get your favorite boxed cake mix and follow the instructions to make the batter. This makes enough for 12 cakes. I always add buttermilk instead of water to the mix. This gives the cake a more homemade flavor. I baked them for about 12 minutes at 375 degrees or until they were golden and sprung back from the pan.
My kids and I frosted the cupcakes with the easy to use canned frosting and I also added some green food coloring to a bowl of shredded coconut. The ingredients weren't homemade but very easy for kids to use.
We added Peeps in the middle and some of our favorite Starburst jelly beans. How cute are they? I used the leftover green coconut to use as grass on the plate. Now we have a whole family of little Peeps cakes. Actually they were all eaten and we have none left. Bye, bye Peeps cakes!
I have the exact same pan but I've never used it. Now I know what to do!
Maris (In Good Taste)
Oh my goodness, these are simply adorable! Happy Easter!
Too freaking cute for words! And you did exactly what I would have: Oh, look! There's a cavity. Must fill it with something! 😀
Cute, fun and nice save! 😉 Happy Easter!
They are so cute!
The Japanese Redneck
They turned out cute for an accident.
These are so freaking cute!
such a cute idea, i love how you used that pan!
Great minds think alike! I did something similar last month! Too cute!
I like the peep cakes way better than the donuts! These are adorable!
A cute use for a mistake!
Simply adorable! I love how you came up with such a fun way to decorate them!
oh. my. gosh. these are amazing!
I love when cooking misadventures turn into success! These look fantastic! Have you tried using the pan for anything else? I'd love to see what sort of things you use it for!
Ciao Chow Linda
I like how you made something wonderful out of what many would have considered a failure. They are simply too cute for words.
New Jersey Memories
Oh my gosh, they are adorable. They must be delicious!
That's absolutely adorable!!