Glamour Peeps

Last week I got the idea to make peeps, but not just regular peeps… I wanted to give them a makeover and create GLAMOUR PEEPS!  I’ve always been a fan of these adorable little chicks, and even as a kid they were the only candy I wanted for Easter.
I do remember asking for a white chocolate bunny one year but I never even ate it.  My reasoning: I thought it was too cute to eat :)  However, I never had any problem eating peeps.  Even now it takes a lot of will power for me not to buy them!
Now you should know that once I get an idea in my head it is full steam ahead!  As I was conceptualizing this glamour peep idea I started thinking about how I would even make them.  I knew I would start off making my marshmallows, but would I just use a cookie cutter and cut out cute little shapes?  Nah that wouldn’t be enough for me.  I knew I would have to pipe them.  The next question was how do you pipe a peep?  Well I decided to wing it and it worked!  Okay so I made marshmallows and tinted them pink-surprising right?!  They looked so cute when I piped them.  I could have left them alone at that point but that wouldn’t have been very glamorous, and I tend to like things over the top ;)  Enter disco dust… I cannot even begin to tell you how much I LOVE disco dust!  It’s edible glitter.  I mean really what’s not to love?!  Once my peeps dried overnight I brushed them with water and then covered them in pink disco dust.  I used blue food coloring to give them eyes and GLAMOUR PEEPS were born :)  The last thing to take care of was presentation.  The only proper way to display GLAMOUR PEEPS is on a feather boa! I knew that would come in handy one day ;)

Ready for my close-up!

Marshmallows

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2T. powdered gelatin
  • 4T. cold water
  • 1t. vanilla extract
  1. Mix powdered gelatin with cold water (add extra water if needed) and set aside.
  2. Combine corn syrup, sugar, and water in saucepan and bring to 235 degrees using a candy thermometer.
  3. While bringing sugar mixture to a boil begin whipping egg whites in mixer till soft peaks form.
  4. When sugar mixture reaches 235 degrees add gelatin and quickly stir to dissolve.
  5. Slowly add hot mixture to whipping whites.
  6. Add vanilla and whip till stiff.
  7. Add food coloring if desired.

Peeps

  1. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cover parchment with powdered sugar(don’t be cheap)
  3. Fill a piping bag with marshmallow.
  4. Pipe a tear drop shape first.
  5. Then pipe the peep by squeezing the marshmallow on top of the tear drop pulling the piping bag up. Slowly release your pressure and bring forward.
  6. Allow peeps to dry overnight in a cool dry place.
  7. Brush lightly with water.
  8. Brush with disco dust.
  9. Place the eyes on them using a toothpick dipped in food coloring.


Important Notes:
*When you have marshmallow in the mixer make sure you keep the mixer on.  If you let marshmallow sit it will dry out and be useless.
*Put a lot of powdered sugar under the peeps.  They are very sticky.


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56 Responses to “Glamour Peeps”

  1. 1
    Karen says:

    >Oh my goodness! I cannot believe you made your own peeps! And yes, they are very glamourous…love the sparkly pink! Great homemade treat for Easter baskets!

  2. 2
    Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } says:

    >I am SO impressed that you created your very own handmade peeps. They are super cute and quite glamourous. Nicely done!!

  3. 3
    Foodness Gracious says:

    >Now your unstoppable, what peeps will come next?
    Maybe a royal wedding peep….

  4. 4
    Terra says:

    >You did a beautiful job!!! They look soooo cute, and colorful. I would feel bad eating them;-)
    Take care,
    Terra
    http://www.cafeterrablog.com

  5. 5
    Rachel says:

    >So pretty! What a creative, cute idea!

  6. 6
    Barbara Bakes says:

    >So fun and elegant at the same time. What a clever idea!

  7. 7
    DeniseB says:

    >Wow, you are very talented and creative!!

  8. 8
    Hidayat MJ Jamalludin says:

    >I thought its X'Mas deco! They are too beautiful I wouldn't have the heart to eat them…:)))

  9. 9
    sweetsbysillianah says:

    >these are amazing! for some reason, i was thinking about making my own peeps too – even though i don't like eating them. when i saw them in the store the other day, i was like hmmm that's just marshmallows and sanding sugar… but you took it to a whole other level! =D

  10. 10
    Free Spirit Eater says:

    >no way! these are the coolest peeps EVER! i love peeps! i can't wait to try this recipe, i know a lot of people who would kill to get this recipe lol i'll definitely pass your site on, am now following, thanks so much for sharing! =]

  11. 11
    Carolyn says:

    >Peeps have and always will wig me out, I think the storebought ones are gross. But these are incredible! I wouldn't eat them, I would just look at them! I am retweeting these, they are so cool.

  12. 12
    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} says:

    >MUST MAKE! WOW!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! And I don't even like Peeps. But I'm telling you I must make these!!

  13. 13
    Belinda says:

    >I feel like I need to dress up!

  14. 14
    Emily says:

    >I love the pink. So cute!

  15. 15
    akitchenmuse says:

    >So cute dahhhling!!!

  16. 16
    Becky says:

    >Who new that you could even make your own Peeps? These little darlings are too cute, and I love the glitter!!!

  17. 17
    happywhennothungry.com says:

    >These peeps look beautiful! You did a wonderful job!

  18. 18
    RLV says:

    >Looks amazing. So cute! I like your pink mixer! :)

    { bittensweetblog.com }

  19. 19
    Parsley Sage says:

    >Absolutely FAAAAAABULOUS, Daaahrrling! I love these peeps. They are incredibly glamourous :) Well done!

  20. 20
    Kathy - Panini Happy says:

    >This is so inventive – and impossibly cute!!

  21. 21
    Giulietta@Alterkitchen says:

    >Really pretty!

    On my blog there are several awards for you (you totally deserve them)… check it out! :)
    http://www.alterkitchen.it/en/2011/04/i-miei-primi-awards/

  22. 22
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen says:

    >This totally just made my week!! These are awesome!

  23. 23
    Lauren says:

    >Oh those look fabulous! I love the idea of making your own peeps. I think my daughter had a heart attack when she saw them and is now demanding to make some. :)

  24. 24
    briarrose says:

    >Made of win! I love this idea.

  25. 25
    Hester Casey - Alchemy says:

    >Wow – very glamourous peeps! Definitely ready for their close up!

  26. 26
    Christina says:

    >They're gorgeous! You ROCKED this one!

  27. 27
    Taryn says:

    >I'm typically not a big fan of peeps, and never would have really thought to make my own, but these are beautiful!

  28. 28
    Magic of Spice says:

    >Very impressive! These are gorgeous :)

  29. 29
    egb says:

    >Too cute! I love the sparkle.

  30. 30
    Dulce Dough says:

    >I love it! The peeps really did need a makeover! So glad you gave them one! They do look so glamorous!

  31. 31
    sara @ CaffeIna says:

    >They are just so adorable. You are so creative!

  32. 32
    Beth Michelle says:

    >Peeps are my favorite. I never even thought to make my own. These are so beautiful I loooove them!

  33. 33
    Rev Sully says:

    >OMG…this is the Bomb, kid.
    Look how many HITS you got!!!

    I'm very impressed with your blog so far. Your elan for your craft shows, sweets.
    Simply Ab-Fab.

    dessert is my favorite course in dinner,
    Eric

  34. 34
    Lizzy says:

    >You are AMAZING! Wow, my kids would go nuts if I made homemade peeps…which reminds me that I have to buy at least one pack for Easter. Wonderful post!!!

  35. 35
    Lora says:

    >This is so fabulous and funny at the same time. A drag queen's peep dream come true. I just LOVE them! And yes, disco dust rocks.

  36. 36
    Maria says:

    >hahaha … great!!! pics are amazing :)

  37. 37
    shannon says:

    >thinking of making these for my sister in law. Peep Divas coming up!!!

  38. 38
    Sandra says:

    >Well aren't these the cutest little things. Glamorous indeed!

  39. 39
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish says:

    >These are awesome! I love the color!

  40. 40
    Heather Christo says:

    >My daughters eyes just bugged out of her head when she saw these!

  41. 41
    Chris's Gourmet Fashion says:

    >Just too cute for words. Very impressive! Makes it worth your while to make your own marshmallows.

  42. 42
    Tastemonials says:

    >These are so funny and cute! Are you actually going to eat them or just look?

  43. 43
    Erin says:

    >Oh my gosh! Those are awesome!!! Too fancy to eat! (But I would still eat them!)

  44. 44
    Elisabeth says:

    >You are so incredibly talented…I can't stand it!…LOL
    Who would have thought of making such adorable little peeps out of marshmallow cream?!
    Perfect for Easter!
    Thank you so much for your kind words, and caring!

  45. 45
    Shelly Borrell says:

    >OMGosh, they look awesome!!!!!!!!

  46. 46
    Design Fixation says:

    >Fabulous…. and maybe they do double duty as sparkly lip shimmer too, once you eat them? :)

  47. 47
    Diethood.com says:

    >Oh my goodness…these are fantastic!! How cute is that… beautiful job!!

  48. 48
    Eftychia says:

    >So cute and clever!!. Thank you for sharing!!

  49. 49
    Flynn School says:

    >WOW!! Gorgeous!! I love them. You just keep getting better.

  50. 50
    Kimberly says:

    >Wow!!! Those are so adorable! I am seriously blown away. How "sweet" is this recipe! hehe!

  51. 51
    Megan says:

    >adorable! Those are peeps I would love to sink my teeth into!

  52. 52
    Joy says:

    >Good job, it looks so professional. I always look forward to easter for the peeps.

  53. 53
    TheProDiva says:

    >Your peeps look fabulous! What a great idea. I love the pink and disco glitter combo. And they would look so pretty in an Easter basket. So, this is kind of like the adult version of dying Easter eggs…I'll take it!

  54. 54
    purabi naha says:

    >wow, great post! I liked the photographs.

  55. 55
    Kim Bee says:

    >Your talent blows me away. These are amazing.

  56. 56
    Nisha says:

    Okay I MUST/SHOULD/HAVE TO get disco dust now.

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