Monday, April 6, 2009

Peep Show


I bought these little guys thinking I might use them for some kind of Easter cupcakes. I mean, they are cute in a marshmallowy sugar kinda way.


And look how much cuter they are on sticks. (couldn’t resist.)


But, then as they lay in the kitchen next to my handy dandy edible ink pens, I thought about something else I could do with them. Something a little less Easter, and potentially a lot more fun.


So I grabbed my red and black pens, turned these little guys over on their tummies and went to town. Oh, and I pinched their ears, too.

Don’t laugh. I was bored.

Peeps + pens =


Pikachus or in this case … Peep-achus!

I don’t think I can ever look at Peeps the same way again.

FYI… Pikachu is part of the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. They’re not something I know a whole lot about, but they were on my mind because I had just recently bought some Pokémon stuff for my friend’s daughter who has been collecting these things for awhile.


See what I mean. There are like hundreds of these strange little creatures that belong to the Pokémon family, but Pikachu is the only one I know of by name and as you can see, pretty conducive to a Peep makeover. I couldn’t wait to surprise her with them.


She squealed when they saw them and her little brother was pretty excited, too. Just seeing them smile makes me happy. Totally worth it.

Okay, so I mentioned Nintendo earlier for a reason. Have any of you ever played the Nintendo DS? Because my niece got one for Christmas along with the Super Mario Bros. game and I have become a-d-d-d-ddddicted to it. She’ll come over to stay sometimes and when I pick her up, I’m like… “Sweetie, do you want to bring your Nintendo?” and “Don’t forget the charger.” (Insert evil laugh)


We’ll sit on the sofa together and take turns. Well, she usually gets 10 turns to my one. Then, when I do get a turn, I usually die right away. But she, graciously offers to help … by taking it away from me … to show me what I did wrong! Then I wait another ten turns before I get another go. I should just buy one for myself, but, i’m scared to own it. I definitely wouldn’t get much done until I could finish World 8. Besides, it’s too much fun when we play together. Well, when I watch her play. :)

Anyway, you guys can see what I mean because I’m giving away one of these players! Yippee! (Super Mario Bros. not included.) Thank me later.

Not only am I giving one away, but I’m giving away the BRAND NEW Nintendo DSi. It was released TODAY! Lucky.

Music Capability.
Photo capability.
Bigger screen.
Basically, awesome!

Want one? All you have to do is identify my friend’s daughter’s five favorite Pokémon by name.


Just kidding. Just kidding. I wouldn’t do that to you.

To enter for a chance to win the Nintendo DSi:

  • Leave a comment to this post with your favorite easter candy obsession.
    (Cadbury eggs? Reese’s? Peeps? Jelly Beans? Chocolate Bunnies… hollow or solid? Whatever!)
  • Make sure to leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win. (Either email or blog link.)
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm (timestamped by the comment entry). The winner* will be announced sometime Tuesday evening and announced on this post.

*One winner will be selected at random using the integer generator.

Good luck!

Holy Peeps! I cannot believe how many entries there were for this giveaway. It so makes me wish I had more Nintendos to give away. But, alas, I only have one. A brand new bright blue one for one luck winner. And that person is ………

Comment #4,837

Congrats Cindy. Your wish is my command.

And everyone else, thanks for sharing your Easter candy obsession. By the way…What’s up with the stale Peeps. I’m outta the loop on that one. Guess I’ll have to try it.

Oh yeah, the Pokemons in order are Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario. Thanks dj, Cake Believe, Alyssa, Wendy, Vanessa, Chris, Shutterbugs, Heather, The Pike Family, Shawnee, jenny, talda, suedaisy, talei, Loralie and the rest of you that know way too much about Pokémon for clearing that up for me.

Sarah said...

I love Cadbury Creme Eggs! My mother sends them to me from Australia and my MIL sends them from England!

April 6, 2009 03:28 AM
Stephanie Taylor said...

I love the Cadberry Eggs. Mmmm!

April 6, 2009 03:28 AM
ashley said...

those recess eggs have already added 10 lbs this season!

April 6, 2009 03:28 AM
Pam said...

Russel Stovers Marshmellow Bunnies…How could anyone not love a bunny! This is to cool.

April 6, 2009 03:28 AM
Beth said...

I’m addicted to the little foil wrapped butterfinger eggs. Can’t tell you what makes them so good, but I eat bags and bags of them at Easter!

April 6, 2009 03:29 AM
Lisa said...

I am a fan of frozen peeps~

April 6, 2009 03:29 AM
Erin said...

Easter candy weakness is totally the Peep – but it has to be stale to be good. And not just a little stale but crunchy. My hubby makes fun of me and the hardest part is keeping them away from the kids long enough for them to get that stale!

April 6, 2009 03:29 AM
Heather said...

My hands down all time favorite are Peeps…and for me the only acceptable version are the original yellow chicks. They just mean spring to me! But I wouldnt’t turn down a Resse’s Peanut Butter egg though either. =)

April 6, 2009 03:29 AM
Anonymous said...

peeps are my favorite by far!!!! love them.
contact me at

btw, I LOVE my nephews DS. he has a game called Brain Age that so fun.

April 6, 2009 03:29 AM
Cheryl said...

mmmm…jelly bellies…

April 6, 2009 03:29 AM
Linda said...

I like the Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs! They’re yummy!

April 6, 2009 03:29 AM
natburk said...

So creative with the peeps! I love your blog and all the “pops” you make! My Favorite easter candy are the Reese Eggs and Jelly Beans! However I only eat certain colors/flavors of the jelly beans!

April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
Jess said...

I have always loved getting the Cadbury eggs, but there was this bubble gum that used to come in a package that was shaped like a tiny egg carton. I can’t find them anywhere!!!

April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
Tresa said...

Solid Chocolate easter bunny!! but it has to be the good chocolate.

April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
Shelley said...

I think my problem is I don’t have just one Easter candy obsession. Could explain my expanding waistline. :-) But if I had to choose one I would say the Snickers eggs. YUMMY! Reese’s eggs come in a close second though.

April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
myonlysunshine said...

My husband is a Cadbury Cream Egg addict. I prefer the egg shaped rainblo gum. Did you see that post about the Cream-egg brulee?

April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
Simeona Family said...

Definitely the Reese’s peanut Butter eggs. YUM! And the Starburst Jelly Beans for a non chocolate. Would would love to win your giveaway.


April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
knitting harvest said...

Cadbury mini eggs or chocolate covered marshmallow eggs…I have a hard time choosing one.

April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
*gemmifer* said...

Peeps! But only the yellow chicks. Especially when the package has been open for a day or two, if I can keep from eating the whole package before then!

But then again, I have had a MAJOR craving for your standard jelly beans right now. Except for the licorice ones!

I guess I’m off to buy some Easter candy tomorrow!

April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

I haven't seen them in the last year or so, but M&M's used to have peanut butter eggs… small ones like the pb M&M's. Talk about obsession… I could go through 2 bags a day if I had the money and calories to burn. :)

Thanks for hosting..

Oh, and I'm hoping to try my hand at some easter egg cake pops this week. Wish me luck!

April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
meandthreefortea said...

I’m copying your idea…and packing it my son’s lunch!! I think you just helped the new kid in school ( we just moved ) become the new…cool..kid in school!

( While assembling the baskets I use the one for you…one for me method. I am partial to dark chocolate, though. )

April 6, 2009 03:30 AM
Becca said...

bakerella! i love your site!!

my favorite easter candy is the classic cadbury egg…crack the top, scoop the cream out with your finger, then eat the chocolate shell. sick, i know. thank you!

April 6, 2009 03:31 AM
gina said...

I am a fan of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Gotta have em’.

April 6, 2009 03:31 AM
brandiandboys said...

without a doubt Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs… my mouth is watering!!!

April 6, 2009 03:31 AM
PastorMac's Ann said...

I can’t stand ordinary jelly beans but I LOVE Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans. Yum.


April 6, 2009 03:31 AM
Kathryn said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs. Hands down. They are my favorite candies BY FAR.

By the way… your friend’s daughter’s favorite Pokemon is Eevee. *cough* Err–! I mean, uh, “Pokie-mans? What are them?”


April 6, 2009 03:31 AM
Meg said...

My favorite candy is most definitely the Reeses Peanut Butter eggs. Their holiday shapes are the reason I avoid grocery stores from Christmas (Christmas tree shapes) until after Easter. I can easily eat a bag in a day.
Also, my favorite pokemon was Jiggly Puff. She’s really cute! She sings and puts her opponents to sleep. If you haven’t made her into a cup cake pop for your friend you should, she’d be pretty easy (and pink!)
Here is a picture of her:

April 6, 2009 03:31 AM
Maryse ( ) said...

Hmm, probably reeses eggs or strawberry cheescake jelly beans.

April 6, 2009 03:32 AM
Jae Dee said...

I've already gone through 2 bags of Peanut Butter M&Ms. I am so obsessed with them.

P.S. I love Pikachu… but if you could make a candy/cupcake version of Squirtle, you would be am even bigger goddess in my eyes. ;)

jarapeles -at- gmail -dot- com

April 6, 2009 03:32 AM
lauralop said...

i am a huge sucker for easter candy. my favorite have to be cadbury eggs of *any* kind. yum.

April 6, 2009 03:32 AM
Marianne said...

I love the Snickers Easter Eggs…YUM-O!!! However, right now, my kids would say the chick cake pops I made them this weekend…they have a new favorite treat! I am happy they loved them, too…I could have eaten the whole batch:)

April 6, 2009 03:32 AM
Tiffany B said...

I’d have to say….PEEPS..yup! My fave. lol :)

April 6, 2009 03:32 AM
Carrie said...

How wonderful for you to host this contest! Thank you for the chance to win!

Fav candy growing up was gertrude hawks solid bunny. Nowadays I give up sweets of all kinds for lent so anything considered a dessert is my favorite for easter!

April 6, 2009 03:32 AM
amy said...

My favorite has been and always will be those Reese’s peanut butter cup eggs. ;)


April 6, 2009 03:32 AM
springhill chef said...

my favorite easter candy is sweet tart’s jelly beans! YUM!!! or maybe the sweet tart chicks and bunnies…either way they are sweet tarts and i LOVE them! :D (wish i had some now…)

April 6, 2009 03:32 AM
Chelsi and Trevor Chipps said...

Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs!! There is nothing better than that! They just taste better than the originals.

April 6, 2009 03:32 AM
Carrie Me! said...

Oh my gosh you are soooo AWESOME!! Thanks so much for the chance =)
I love Jelly Belly beans, I know they are available year round, but I use Easter as my excuse to buy and EAT them! YAY!

April 6, 2009 03:33 AM
Rebecca said...

I love Reese’s peanut butter eggs. They are my weakness!

April 6, 2009 03:33 AM
Chelsey Lynn said...

The Hollow Milk Chocolate Bun – gotta eat the ears off first!

April 6, 2009 03:33 AM
Dako said...

Definitely Peeps, they’re sweet, marshmellowy, and I love Peep Jousting :D

skossio [at]


April 6, 2009 03:33 AM
The Halls said...

My fav Easter candy is the SweetTarts in so cute Easter shapes…bunnies, chicks, etc…darling!!!

I would die if I won, not really but you know what I’m sayin’!!! Because it is my birthday next week and I would love to have my very own DSi!

Anyway…love the blog. Love the new Cake Pops…the chicks are so amazing…


April 6, 2009 03:33 AM
Steph said...

Dove Chocolate eggs w/almonds. Mmm!

April 6, 2009 03:33 AM
Susan said...

We have a local chocolate shop that makes dark chocolate nests with coconut and fills them with Cadbury hard shell, chocolate filled eggs. Mmmmmm…mouth watering as I type!

April 6, 2009 03:33 AM
ccchellesss said...

Hershey’s mini eggs!

My personal favorite pokemons are mewtwo and jiggly puff ;)

April 6, 2009 03:33 AM
Linzm0 said...

I love those Cadbury Mini Eggs. Love ‘em!

April 6, 2009 03:34 AM
Pattie said...

Wow how kind of you to do a giveaway for a DSi :) But my favorite Easter candy are the speckled little malted candy eggs :) because they are cute AND edible :)

April 6, 2009 03:34 AM
mommyofmany said...

Definitely Reeses… or the malted eggs are yummy, too!

April 6, 2009 03:34 AM
The Johnson's said...

Mmmmm, sugar is so delicious! I can’t pick just one, but if I have to choose. When I was a kid I really liked the malted milk eggs, especially the blue ones! I would turn my lips blue with them, so yummy!

Hope I win!

April 6, 2009 03:34 AM
Marla Taviano said...

Cadbury Creme Eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:34 AM
caryn said...

Peeps. but only the yummy sugary outside. I like to get a whole pack and suck the sugar off then throw away the marshmellow. mmm.


April 6, 2009 03:35 AM
The Maag Family said...

My favorite Easter treat is for sure peanut butter eggs! Yay!

April 6, 2009 03:35 AM
mamablingthing said...

You are so right, they are cuter on a stick.
This might be a midwest thing ( not sure ) but the Morely candy Co. has a Penut butter filled Bunny at easter. ( or at least they used too. ) that was always my favorite treat.

April 6, 2009 03:35 AM
Andrea said...

And a little local favorite called Mary Sue Easter Eggs, chocolate covered peanut butter YUM.

April 6, 2009 03:35 AM
Jennifer Q. said...

oh darn! i was about to name all of the pokmeon too! =P

I don’t really eat candy by holidays. I’d eat candy canes in Feb! But the one i’m most likely to eat are jelly beans. Im eating some now! Don’t try the sour jelly beans. They aren’t sour at all =/

jenchan1228 [at]

April 6, 2009 03:35 AM
Danielle said...

I know it’s not strictly Easter, but my mom—err the Easter Bunny— always gave me a nice box of Dots! I love them! Sooo good! I hope I win!

April 6, 2009 03:35 AM
Judy said...

Hershey’s chocolate eggs….they are better than kisses for some reason….as kids it’s what my parents would hide around the house…and now I do it for my kids. tradition!

April 6, 2009 03:35 AM
Ashley said...

Keep seeing the commercials for the Reese’s Easter Egg.. OMG…. LOVE those!

April 6, 2009 03:35 AM
Yvonne said...

omg u must love us internet fans. My fav easter treat are solid chocolate animals. Doesn’t have to be bunnies (i’m not prejudiced)

April 6, 2009 03:35 AM
Tina said...

My favorite is Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans. I love the taste of them!!!

April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
Kelly said...

Hi! I couldve named those pokemons years ago when my boys were younger! My oldest actually won an entire set of pokemon from a Burger King contest! He was 6 at the time and you wouldve thought he hit the jackpot! We still have the set boxed up somewhere! He is now 15 so sad!
Anyway , my favorite easter candy is hands down the Reeses Egg! not regular Reeses! It just doesnt taste the same unless its in the shape of an egg!
Thanks for the contest

April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
Elaine said...

Favorite Easter candy…hmmm…….I choose Fran’s Chocolate Easter Bunny – with that ganache or truffle filling…something – whatever it is, it’s to die for good!

Cute Peepachu’s! :) You’re soooo clever and creative! I love what you share with us!

April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
kaydensgracedesigns said...

You crack me up! How in the world did you see a pokemon character in an easter peep! Ok, my favorite candy is Cadbury robin eggs, the solid ones with the yummy shell :0) THanks! This is quite a giveaway!

April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
Julie said...

oh man…it is ALL about the Reese Pieces easter egg style. mmmmmmm…

April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
Sarah said...

I love cadbury mini eggs. I could eat a whole bag… one of the big bags… not the tiny individual serving bags…


April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
Andrea said...

I would die if I won!

Oh and I love cadbury eggs, mmm. I like scooping the inside part and eating that out! Yum.


April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
Kris said...

LOVE the pikachu Peeps, that is so creative!!

My absolute favourite would have to be Hershey’s marshmallow eggs, so much so that I wrote a whole post about them
I loooooove Easter chocolate!

April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
Rachel said...

I LOVE Starburst Jelly Beans and Cadbury solid milk chocolate eggs. That’s all I’ve been eating for the past two weeks every day at work! :)

April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
Anonymous said...

I would have to say jelly beans. I dont eat chocolate, so i am a bit boring :)


April 6, 2009 03:36 AM
alicia said...

Cadbury Cream Eggs are my favorite !

April 6, 2009 03:37 AM
Arya said...

I love purple peeps…hard to find but oooooh so good…not sure why I like the purple better then the others, I just do. lol

April 6, 2009 03:37 AM
Azzy said...

That is too awesome! I have to share those with a friend that loves Peeps.

Favorite Easter Candy? Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs or Snickers Eggs – I love ‘em bot soooo much!

April 6, 2009 03:37 AM
&nn said...

I actually would be able to name those pokemon ahaha the 6 and 4 year old in my house can back me up. My favorite easter treat has to be the cadbury eggs, they’re such a classic and always so very good.

April 6, 2009 03:37 AM
Cherise Oleson said...

Love the Pikachus – so cute an creative!

Now to the really important matter at hand . . . My favorite Easter treat would have to be a See’s Chocolate Bordeaux Egg. The Easter Bunny always brought use those when I was growing up (having a chocoholic for a mother is a good thing – in this case!).

I would love the DS! [Email me at]

April 6, 2009 03:37 AM
kayepants said...

Jelly beans! Or peanut butter eggs, I can never decide!

April 6, 2009 03:37 AM
Gina said...

Oh pick me! I LOVE Peeps! I like them about a week old though. I buy them, open them, and let them sit for a week before eating. YUM! I also like the little Reese’s Peanut butter eggs. Oh! And Cadbury Creme Filled Eggs! Delish!

April 6, 2009 03:37 AM
Anonymous said...

Those lil Robin Egg malted balls are to die for.

shopwithjazz *at* gmail *dot* com

April 6, 2009 03:38 AM
Sara said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Especially the mini eggs! Those are so yummy!

April 6, 2009 03:38 AM
Kim said...

Our favorite Easter candy is Reese Peanut Butter Eggs, although Starburst jelly beans are pretty tasty too!

April 6, 2009 03:38 AM
JRS said...

Reese’s peanut butter eggs. I could live off them this time of year.

April 6, 2009 03:38 AM
Megan said...

Peanut M&M Easter Eggs -especially with the speckled candy shell – yummy!

My kids love love love Pokemon, too bad you really didn't require us to name all 5 characters, my son did it in about 3.4 seconds.

April 6, 2009 03:38 AM
thebrunettebaker said...

The Cadbury Cream Egg! I love the goo in the middle. And my daughter, who’s sick right now, would totally freak out if I were to win this for her.

April 6, 2009 03:38 AM
Melanie said...

My Easter obsession is Cadbury Eggs. Yum!


April 6, 2009 03:38 AM
Shelby said...

Mmmm…the big ol’ Reese’s peanut butter eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:38 AM
kissmisskate said...

PIKA PIKA! How adorable are those.

My favourite easter candy obsession is cadbury cream eggs. Om nom nom.

April 6, 2009 03:39 AM
Angela said...

omg jelly beans and I’m in heaven!

April 6, 2009 03:39 AM
Sami said...

Cadbury eggs! 100%! I live for the time of year that they’re sold.

Also, I recognize Mew and Mewtwo, but the rest of the Pokemon are too new school for me.

April 6, 2009 03:39 AM
*lindsey said...

The dove chocolate easter bunnies. Go good or go home!

April 6, 2009 03:39 AM
bayouconway said...

Just give me peeps, peeps & more peeps! I'm addicted!!!


April 6, 2009 03:39 AM
Sylvia said...

cadbury creme eggs!!

April 6, 2009 03:40 AM
Leia said...

my favorite is definitly black jelly beans. Or like the jolly rancher jelly beans. My little people have discovered jelly beans and keep pointing them out in the store ads and asking for them.

Leia & twins from

April 6, 2009 03:40 AM
Sandy said...

Those cheesy marshmallow eggs in the un-environmentally friendly egg cartons…yum!

April 6, 2009 03:40 AM
Shannon said...

My fave Easter candy are the Reece’s PB Eggs… I like them better than the Reece’s cups. Yes, I know they are the same thing… but there’s just something about the egg shape!


April 6, 2009 03:40 AM
Dustin & Ashley said...

lets be honest, those cadbury CREME eggs are pure heaven. My husband just cracked up when he saw your Pokemon Peeps. You are hilarious :)

We would love a nintendo DSI, you are too sweet for doing a giveaway!

AND after only 1 hour, you have 455 comments. Holy moly. I get 5 comments per post on my blog! Your amazing!

April 6, 2009 03:40 AM
HannahNoel said...

My favorite used to be peeps, but I have since graduated my palate to mini cadbury eggs. A good handful of classic jelly beans is always good too.

April 6, 2009 03:40 AM
Hello, I'm Sally. said...

Oh fun! I just love the cadbury candy coated chocolate eggs. Really, I just love anything chocolate.

April 6, 2009 03:40 AM
Sarah said...

def. Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Hands down.

April 6, 2009 03:40 AM
Courtney said...

See’s bordeaux. I know, they’re not technically an Easter candy; but every year I get an egg shaped one in my basket. :)

April 6, 2009 03:41 AM
3 Monkeys Mommy said...

Cadbury Creme eggs are my Easter weakness! In fact, I just picked some up at the store and left them in my car. Nothing like sugar filled with more sugar for a late night snack! Thanks for reminding me … love your blog! :)

April 6, 2009 03:41 AM
Anonymous said...

Robins Eggs! I still have to lick them and paint my lips!!

April 6, 2009 03:41 AM
Jess said...

I LOVE the peek-achu’s you made. So cute.

and I would love even more to win a Nintendo DSi.

My favorite easter candy are the Cadbury Creme Eggs. Best candy EVER!

j.erinstar at

April 6, 2009 03:41 AM
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