I saw this picture in a cookbook and knew I had to make this cake! It is so cute! It is perfect for Easter, a birthday party or a beginning of spring celebration!
The recipe calls for a yellow cake mix, I grabbed one out of the pantry and followed according to the directions on the package. I made a double layer cake but a single layer would look just as great!
Prep your pans, I love baking spray!
Level and frost your cakes. I like to add a border to the bottom but you wouldn’t have to (I always use a #1 tip for borders). Add the peeps around the edge for the petals. I forgot to take picture so if you would like to see how to frost and stack the cake, check out this post.
Place the chocolate chips in circles for the sunflower seeds. If you want to be an over achiever use the mini chocolate chips in the center and then the regular for the rest.
Best part is that when you cut the cake everyone gets a Peep!
Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased and waxed paper-lined 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire wracks. Gently peel off waxed paper; cool completely.
Level tops of cakes. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake.
Place Peeps on cake curving slightly to fit, arrange chicks around edge of cake for sunflower petals. For sunflower seeds, arrange chocolate chips in center of cake.