Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Elizabeth Blake

Frost a cake. Add Peeps. Boom: Bird's nest on a cake. Go on and impress your friends. You can even say the idea was yours; we won't tell.

How to Make It

Step 1

Make 2-layer cake. Frost cake with your favorite frosting. Place jimmies in a medium bowl. Immediately pack jimmies around edges of cake, allowing excess to fall back into bowl as you make your way around cake. Place on a serving platter or cake stand.

Step 2

Spoon additional frosting into a ziplock bag. Squeeze out excess air and seal bag. Snip off a corner of bag. Pipe a line of frosting where cake meets plate; place Sixlets around bottom edge.

Step 3

Place toothpicks in bottom of Peeps; fasten Peeps to cake in a circle. Pipe a line of frosting around bottom ring of Peeps; place additional Sixlets between each Peep.

Step 4

Wind purple and yellow licorice strings around your hand to form a nest; place on top of circle of Peeps. Place 2 Peeps on top of nest.

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Ratings & Reviews


March 15, 2015
Some people give this cake 1 star just because the cake isn't homemade. Well, the Peeps aren't homemade either unless you can do that. Some of us don't always have the time to make a cake and then decorate it this cute. You can get the flavor cake you prefer and decorate adorably.

Great looking cake idea for older kids!

April 04, 2015
So maybe the title is a little deceiving and should be "Birds Nest Cake Decoration" but I love it anyway.

MMFrisby's Review

April 18, 2014
I haven't tried this cake, but honestly the decoration looks hideous. And, this is not really a recipe if the cake itself isn't even semi-homemade.