Peeps - What Are They

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bjscakedecor Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 4:37am
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Could someone please tell me - what are "Peeps"?? Not something we have in New Zealand.
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bakingkat Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 4:55am
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Peeps are a IMO nasty little marshmallow, shaped like a little duck and covered with sugar. Way too much sugar for my tastes.
Some people LOVE them...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeps

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cakesbymindysue Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 4:58am
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http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/

Originally they were only out at Easter in bunny and chick shapes. Now they have them for nearly every holiday. I don't particularly like them, I like marshmallows, but the sugar coating on them does something to the taste of the marshmallow (I think).

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bjscakedecor Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 5:05am
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Thank you all. CWR41 love the pictures - especially the peeps on the plane wings.

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JanH Posted 15 Apr 2011 , 11:28pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bakingkat

Peeps are a IMO nasty little marshmallow, shaped like a little duck and covered with sugar. Way too much sugar for my tastes.
Some people LOVE them...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeps




Great news. icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif There are now chocolate covered Peeps:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000NM9TW0/?tag=cakecentral-20

HTH

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cutthecake Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 1:21am
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Marshmallow Peeps taste best when you buy them, poke a hole in the cellophane, then wait a few days before you eat them. They get hard and chewy. Delicious.
As much as I love Peeps, I think the new "Peepsters" are awful. They are chocolate covered marshmallow lumps, but the chocolate is probably the nastiest I've ever tasted. They could have done much better with the new product.

OP, if you search on Cake Central for "Marshmallow Peeps", you will see many different types of Peeps on cakes.

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JanH Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 1:25am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cutthecake

Marshmallow Peeps taste best when you buy them, poke a hole in the cellophane, then wait a few days before you eat them. They get hard and chewy. Delicious.




That's exactly the method of preparation I used. shhh.gif
Makes you wonder how many people actually eat them fresh/soft.... icon_lol.gif

(Can't eat them now, too sweet!) tapedshut.gif

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cheatize Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 6:46am
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They also have sugar-free peeps.

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 12:43pm
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Last year my daughter and her friends dipped peeps in chocolate. After Easter, she liked making s'mores with them.

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KS421 Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 4:47pm
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Me! I can only eat Peeps when they are fresh and soft. If they are even a little bit hard I can't eat them. I even poke them through the cellophane to make sure they are soft enough before I buy them.

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