Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Very Vanilla Cake-Peeps Hop Party and Giveaway


I was invited to another Blog Party!!

Christi (Love from the Oven) and Michelle (Sugar Swings)  are hosting a SPRING HOP ALONG PEEPS PARTY, I couldn't say no because we all love Peeps, don't we? 
I have to accept that I ate my first Peep last year, and those fluffy marshmallow chicks and bunnies are super cute and addictive.  

My contribution for the party couldn't be any easier to make, simple and full of flavour. One layer vanilla cake, a ring of vanilla buttercream and a happy Peep Chick sitting in a pool of silk and delicious pastry cream.

Nothing wrong with that.

I had left over cake and pastry cream from some baked goods I had made last week,so putting this cake together took me just a few minutes. My little ones and I ate half of it in one sitting, I did wanted to eat more, but my tight pants reminded me to stop.




Use your favorite Vanilla cake recipe, or switch to chocolate cake for more intense flavor.

Here is the recipe for this yummy silk custard

Vanilla Pastry Cream
(from the book Barefoot Contessa in Paris)


5 extra-large egg yolks, at room temperature
¾ cup sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1½ cups scalded milk
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. Cognac
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 Tbsp. heavy cream


-In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the egg yolks and sugar on medium-high speed for 4 minutes, or until very thick. Reduce to low speed and add the cornstarch.

-With the mixer still on low, slowly pour the hot milk into the egg mixture.

- Pour the mixture into a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens, 5 to 7 minutes. Don’t be alarmed when the custard comes to a boil and appears to curdle; switch to a whisk and beat vigorously. Cook, whisking constantly, for another 2 minutes; the custard will come together and become very thick, like pudding. Stir in the vanilla, Cognac, butter, and heavy cream.

-Pour the custard through a sieve into a bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on the custard and refrigerate until cold.

Assembling the cake

Pipe a ring of buttercream around the cake, fill the inside with pastry cream, top with a cute Peep Chick and enjoy!!






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24 comments:

Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie said...

SO cute, Kathia! :)

Betsy Eves - JavaCupcake.com said...

Pastry cream on cake!! YESSSS PLEASE!

Pint Sized Baker said...

The pastry cream sounds great!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

How adorable!!

Michelle | Creative Food said...

Looks so yummy!! :)

Katrina Bahl said...

MMMMMMMMMmmmmm pastry cream. :)

Haniela said...

Super adorable, I love the soft colors!

Melissa said...

This sounds absolutely yummy!

Susan C said...

Stale & hard - the only way to eat a PEEP.

Aimee Shugarman said...

VERY pretty!!

Lindsay Ann @ Dollhouse Bake Shoppe said...

Love the 3 peeps at the top, so cute! Such a fantastic addition to the Peeps party! So glad we got to collaborate :D
-Lindsay Ann @ Dollhouse Bake Shoppe

sugarswings said...

so pretty! can peeps be pretty, well these are! thanks for playing along!!

Sue said...

The chicks are sitting pretty on the cake together:) I love the soft colors on the cake, Kathia!

Heather said...

Love peeps!!!
Heather

mpontes said...

I love using peeps to decorate cupcakes and cakes for Easter! Yum!

mummytotwoboys said...

I just love to enjoy them straight out of the packet ;)

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Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Such a pretty cake!!

Holly said...

I like my peeps just straight up out of the box!

Jocelyn said...

This is such a pretty cake!!!!

MissCandiquik said...

so much fun to see all the ideas people came up with for the peeps hop along party! Great job :)

Chineka @ Savor The Baking said...

Your contribution is fun and colorful. I am going to have a lot of fun looking at all of these sweets containing peeps.

Maria said...

I love Peeps!

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