Happy Easter Peeps Cake!!!

To make this adorable Peeps Easter Cake you will need:
1 cake mix, prepared according to the package directions (any flavor you like)
1 can frosting or 1 recipe butter cream frosting
4 packages of Peeps (green, pink, yellow, purple)
1 bag pastel plain M&M's
Butter Cream Frosting

8 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup shortening ( used Crisco)
1/3 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla or almond flavoring

Beat powdered sugar, butter and shortening in a large bowl.   Beat milk and flavoring of your choice.  If it's too stiff beat in more milk a few drops at a time. 
Mix the cake mix according to the package directions and bake in two round 9 inch pans.  Cool, stack and frost. 
Take a little dab of the frosting and dab it on the back of each Peeps candy before you press them firmly around the sides.  I alternated the Peeps, green, pink, yellow, purple for a more colorful cake.  You can use whatever colors you like.  Make sure their ears come up to and just a little above the edge of the top of the cake. You will need to hold each one in place for a few seconds to be sure they stick.   The Peeps may not come all the way down to the bottom of the cake layers, if your cakes rose well, so go around the bottom edge with a row of M&M's.  
Then just sprinkle and cover the top with the rest of the package of pastel M&M's.   That is all there is to it!   It makes a great centerpiece for your Easter buffet!  

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