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.

jamie said...

my favorite is hollow chocolate bunnies….but i break them apart and dip the pieces in peanut butter…yum! or

April 7, 2009 07:52 PM
Ayden Joel said...

WOW! almost 6000 entries! ok so my favorite are the little Cadbury Mini eggs. you know the solid milk chocolate ones with candy coating, Yummy! coming in at a close second are the sweet-tart jelly beans!

Thanks for the chance at winning! I love reading your posts!

April 7, 2009 07:53 PM
Chayko said...

Ummm… there is no question! Cadbury Mini Eggs all the way. Except now they are practically available all year long. Still cherish them at Easter though.

April 7, 2009 07:54 PM
Angie said...

Stale yellow peeps are awesome! Leave the package open for a few days and then enjoy!

My contact info: angie @ angbarclayphotography . com


April 7, 2009 07:55 PM
Kristoffer and Dana said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs…Yum! I think I need to go buy some!

April 7, 2009 07:55 PM
catherino said...

Reese’s eggs are my fave. Mmmmm.

April 7, 2009 07:55 PM
Dana said...

I really like the Cadbury eggs & love mini malted milk eggs!

My mom is a Peep fan & will laugh to see your Peepachu's. :)

April 7, 2009 07:56 PM
Anonymous said...

Jelly beans!! :)

April 7, 2009 07:57 PM
Ali said...

dove truffle egs

April 7, 2009 07:57 PM
MarciaD said...

My favorite Easter candy is the one my grandchildren share with me, whatever it may be.
I also love the malted milk eggs.

April 7, 2009 07:57 PM
Jamie said...

Those coins that are half chocolate half peanut butter crispy – wrapped in tin foil. They are only available during easter and you have to search amillion stores to find who’s carrying them!!

April 7, 2009 07:58 PM
raegan said...

I like the chocolate egg with the toy inside. Kinder Eggs rock.

April 7, 2009 07:59 PM
Tiffany said...

Oh I can’t resist the tiny little hummingbird eggs! So sweet and petite!

April 7, 2009 07:59 PM
The TuTu Faery said...

MMMMMM BUNNIES any kinda bunny will do Im an equal opportunity eater mmmmmmm

;) TuTu

April 7, 2009 08:00 PM
Jenn said...

my fav easter candy would be the whopper malt ball eggs hands down! i could eat a bag of them in one sitting.

April 7, 2009 08:00 PM
Michelle C said...

I’m absolutely addicted to Starburst Jelly Beans!!
I can’t get enough of the red ones!

April 7, 2009 08:02 PM
Christy said...

I love the Cadbury mini eggs. YUMMY!

April 7, 2009 08:02 PM
Jennifer said...

As I read that I had to name the characters…I was just thinking “what website would have them listed” and then I’d have to look through all of the characters and pick hers out!

Thank goodness you were just kidding!

Oh boy a favorite…I like Cadbury mini chocolate eggs… the outer shells makes the inside chocolate just that more enjoyable.

April 7, 2009 08:03 PM
MarcyG. said...

Anything chocolate… anything

April 7, 2009 08:03 PM
Lil Missy said...

hands down Reese’s eggs, not cups, but eggs! The hollow bunny is good too. :)

April 7, 2009 08:03 PM
Meghan said...

My fave is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg…soooo much peanut butter! Yum

April 7, 2009 08:03 PM
The Cluff Family said...

I LOVE the Pikachu Peep! My little brother was really into Pokemon, so I’ve picked up a few tidbits here and there. My favorite Pokemon is Jigglypuff: she sings and everyone falls asleep!

My favorite Easter candy is definitely Starburst jelly beans. Usually, I’m a chocolate girl, but those jelly beans are so flavorful, with nice, predictable flavors.

rebecca (dot) cluff

April 7, 2009 08:04 PM
Brittany said...

Favorite easter candy is definitely the original Heavenly Hash eggs! Not the small mini ones that only have 3 almonds in between the big puff of chocolate, no mam, the MEGA egg, as we used to call it in my childhood! They are so good! I would love to win the DS! Like you, I always make sure my little sister brings her’s over when she comes for a sleepover!! email is

April 7, 2009 08:04 PM
Sara said...

My all-time favorite Easter candy is the Cadbury creme egg –not the carmel or any other weird flavors they came up with. I bite off the top and then eat it slowly by breaking off pieces of the side and dipping them in the center. Also, I must have a glass of milk with it!

April 7, 2009 08:05 PM
Kate Becker said...

Cadbury mini eggs (although my husband has recently developed a love of the Sweetart jelly beans, which are pretty addictive!).

April 7, 2009 08:05 PM
Meredith said...

Chocolate covered Marshmellow bunnies!! Love them!!! So simple but sooooo good :)

April 7, 2009 08:05 PM
Meghan M said...

Cadbury Eggs and Reese’s PB Eggs for sure.

meng614 [at] comcast [dot] net

April 7, 2009 08:06 PM
Sarah said...

I love love love Caramel Cadbury Eggs…. they literally MELT in your mouth!!

April 7, 2009 08:07 PM
Amy said...

My absolute favorite is Cadbury Mini Eggs. I just bought my first tiny bag of the season today. :)

April 7, 2009 08:07 PM
Stacie said...

I always loved and insisted on getting a solid white chocolate bunny.. i never liked the brown chocolate hollow things.. :)

April 7, 2009 08:08 PM
Gwendolyn ( said...

I love the Reeses cups shaped like eggs, the ratio of peanut butter to chocolate is perfect!

April 7, 2009 08:09 PM
celestejohnson said...

I love Robin Eggs! yum yum! And those Pikachus are adorable!!!!!!!! My daughter had a Pikachu party for her 7th birthday and she will love when I make those for her!

April 7, 2009 08:09 PM
QL girl said...

Ohhhh, I want a DS so badly!!! I hope I win!

Now that that is out of the way….wow! You really have a great eye for these things. I never would’ve made the connection. As for my favorite candy….it has to be Easter Egg whoppers. My sister and I ate a whole Costco-sized bag one year. She got sick of them, but now i just want more!

(I really hope I win!)

April 7, 2009 08:09 PM
Rosemarie said...

Oh my goodness – definitely Reese’s in an egg shape. Yum yum yum …

Good luck everyone and thanks for this great giveaway!

April 7, 2009 08:10 PM
Marcy said...

My favorite easter candy this year is jelly beans, there are so many different flavors and brands.

April 7, 2009 08:10 PM
melissa said...

I love Cadburry Mini Eggs! I wish I could get them all year.

April 7, 2009 08:10 PM
Deanna said...

The best treat are these home-made “nests”…. I am not sure what they are made out of… something brown and crunchy and I think they are held together with honey? Not too sure. They are delicious! You top the nest with some mini-eggs (the ultimate chocolate candy) and you have yourself an excellent Easter treat!!

April 7, 2009 08:13 PM
Kristin said...

I love Cadbury Creme Eggs. I couldn’t even wait til easter to eat them!

April 7, 2009 08:13 PM
April said...

Holiday Reese’s peanut butter cups–the peanut butter to chocolate ratio is better!

April 7, 2009 08:13 PM
deanna said...

my absolute favorite is cadbury cream eggs, then cadbury mini eggs, but i’m starting to like these (kinda) new Reester Bunny that reese’s is making…must be because it sounds just like my last name…lol

April 7, 2009 08:14 PM
Erika in Philly said...

I love the Reese peanut butter eggs – the small ones – that way I feel less like I am cheating on my diet!! LOL

April 7, 2009 08:16 PM
kelliebean said...

Hollow chocolate bunnies. You can bite off the ear and pour milk inside. Not that I’d actually do that. I’m just sayin’.

April 7, 2009 08:16 PM
Tara said...

Mini Eggs. Hands down!! I’ll even buy myself a bag and pray the kids fall asleep in the vehicle so I can eat them without having to share.

April 7, 2009 08:17 PM
Marianne said...

My favorites are Jelly Belly’s and Reese’s peanut butter eggs! I love everything you make Bakerella!

April 7, 2009 08:17 PM
Tamis said...

it is all dangerous to me…jelly bellies, milk chocolate. YUMMY!

and can I say…

Pick me, Pick me!

April 7, 2009 08:17 PM
sincerely, susie said...

I don’t think my original entry went through, so I’m posting again…my obsession at Easter time is for the candy coated Hershey eggs. I do not share these with my family! Let me also take this opportunity to say…”you are brilliant”.

April 7, 2009 08:18 PM
Kaitlyn said...

Who can say no to a Reese’s peanut butter egg? Delicious!!

April 7, 2009 08:18 PM
Kelly said...

My favorite Easter candy is by far Reese eggs and Peeps!!!


April 7, 2009 08:19 PM
Jenni said...

My very favorite Easter candy (and possibly all time favorite) is Cadbury Creme Eggs. YUM!!!

April 7, 2009 08:21 PM
daberck4 said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – without a doubt.

April 7, 2009 08:22 PM
Kailey and Caleb said...

Cadbury Cream Eggs! So good! Would love to win!

April 7, 2009 08:22 PM
Liz said...

Cadbury eggs, all the way. They’re so rich! Love the filling and the chocolate outside.

LizJNelson @

April 7, 2009 08:22 PM
Anonymous said...

Excuse me is this is a double post…love the Reese’s peanut butter eggs, they are my favorite.

April 7, 2009 08:23 PM
Marcie and Holly said...

My fave is DEFINATELY Cadburry eggs (the little ones w/the hard shell) and peeps. Love them!

April 7, 2009 08:23 PM
Anonymous said...

Definitely the Whoppers eggs. Yummy!

April 7, 2009 08:24 PM
A Feast for the Eyes said...

My favorite Easter treats are Peeps…but the chickens…yellow ones, only. I bite off the heads first. Bwuaahahaha….Love ‘em. I sneak them home, in private, so my family doesn’t make fun of me. I’m seriously addicted to them.

April 7, 2009 08:24 PM
krm223 said...

Cadbury Creme eggs and stale peeps are my favories.

April 7, 2009 08:25 PM
Deb said...

All time favorite is chocolate covered marshmallow! Need one now!

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April 7, 2009 08:27 PM
Fahrenheit 350° said...

At first I was going to comment how much I love Nintendo, and as soon as I get the newest Nintendo they come out with something new like the DSi! And there it was! I love speckled jelly beans, they are a little something more than your standard jelly bean and only available at Easter!

April 7, 2009 08:27 PM
Gabriel Olson said...

Could I be the lucky one of thousands!!! My favorite has always been the peeps! And malted chocolate eggs.

April 7, 2009 08:28 PM
FAGbulous said...

Solid chocolate bunny, ohh and if it’s white chocolate even better!

April 7, 2009 08:28 PM
sidi2u said...

Easter Bunny chocolate from Lindt…

April 7, 2009 08:28 PM
KeLSie ORdonEz said...

How sad this may sound, but my husband and I (used) to be obsessed with Pokemon…haha, so I could name all those pokemon for you! Anyways…. I am so excited for this give a way! My ultimate favorite is Cadbury mini eggs!!! Yummy!!! Thanks for doing the give-a-way!!

I have been following your blog via google reader, and I LOVE all your ideas. I have already tried a handful of them and am so glad you posted them!!! Thanks!

April 7, 2009 08:29 PM
katie newton said...

Cadbury Eggs all the way!!! I heart them! : ) Thanks for the giveaway!!!

April 7, 2009 08:29 PM
mrakirven said...

My favorite Easter candy by far is the Reese Peanut Butter Egg. I have to remind the Easter Bunny to leave a few extras!!

April 7, 2009 08:29 PM
Kendl said...

I love the Sweetarts Chicks and Bunnies. I can eat them all day long.

April 7, 2009 08:29 PM
AnaDrea said...

Ah! Those pica-peeps are so cool! So is the DSi, you should indulge :) Although, I would also get a lot more done if I didn’t have mine… so on second thought, could you please just stick with your niece’s? We’d really miss your blog posts!

Oh, favorite Easter candy? I like spice jelly beans.

April 7, 2009 08:30 PM
The Duchess of Wessex said...

Oh! It has to be those dark chocolate covered marshmallow eggs… They are so Worth every calorie to me!

Happy Easter!

April 7, 2009 08:31 PM
MaryR said...

i love love love your peep-achu’s! how adorable! hmm, easter candy obsession – coconut nests – mmmmm!

April 7, 2009 08:33 PM
The Skinners said...

cadbury eggs – the chocolate ones with candy coating!!

April 7, 2009 08:34 PM
Maggie said...

Mini Reeses cups and hershey’s kisses in the pastel wrappers…I’m a sucker for “holiday” candy! Love your blog and ideas!

April 7, 2009 08:35 PM
Jessimae said...

I don’t eat much candy, but I would have to say is is hard to stop eat Reese Peanut Butter Eggs.

April 7, 2009 08:35 PM
Mareen said...

Snickers Eggs!!! So delish!

April 7, 2009 08:35 PM
Heather said...

Wow! I just came for directions to make cake pops and here I am squeaking in an entry to your cool contest! Always a fun time with sweet Bakerella! Thanks so much! Oh – my favorite treat is probably Cadbury chocolate eggs with that wonderful crunchy candy coating and realistic speckling – yummy and a great decorating tool!

April 7, 2009 08:37 PM
Wendy said...

Peeps are, by far, my favorite Easter treat! Although I know that they are not liked (and are even despised by some) they will be featured on my Easter cake I will make later this week because they make me smile. (p.s. my profile photo is my Peep pen that I am currently using at work – many strange looks…)

April 7, 2009 08:38 PM
kangaroo143 said...

Hands down…it’s Cadbury Mini Eggs!!! I look forward Easter just for them. :) I’m eating them as I write. ;)

April 7, 2009 08:40 PM
Lucy said...

My favorite candy are simply the reeses eggs:) They are so yummy! :) Just like the cupcake pops! My mom, sister and I made them this sunday! They were super easy and SOOOO yummy! All of our neighbors were so excited! haha:) Im crossing my fingers for this awesome DSI!!!

P.S- Just in case you were wondering…

Mew Two

Thanks so my little brother for naming them off to me by memory!!!


April 7, 2009 08:42 PM
Jessie said...

The peanut butter filled chocolate eggs!

April 7, 2009 08:43 PM
evan said...

Jelly beans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 7, 2009 08:44 PM
Anonymous said...

Well now it’s Peep-achus:) Oh, and 1 is Mewtwo, 2 is Sheldon, 3 is Glameow, 4 is Mew and 5 is Lucario :) Thanks for the chance!


April 7, 2009 08:44 PM
trishandwade said...

Tie: Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs…the smaller ones are the perfect size & Cadbury's Caramel Eggs.

April 7, 2009 08:45 PM
Brynn said...

My favorite Easter candy is… marshmallow chicks & bunnies. I love them stale, but usually can't resist waiting that long so eat a few right out of the bag. YUMMY!!! I also love the Lifesaver Pastels. Best flavors ever & oh so pretty!

April 7, 2009 08:45 PM
Leslie said...

Well my new favorite easter candy treat is the cake pops!! I’ve been making test batches and eating them like crazy. :) (Thanks for the ongoing help, by the way)

Prior to the cake pop obsession, I’d say that my favorite thing was Reese Cup Eggs!

April 7, 2009 08:46 PM
Patricia said...

starburst flavored jelly beans – yum!

April 7, 2009 08:46 PM
Marc said...

Cadburry cream eggs are my favorite!

April 7, 2009 08:46 PM
Heather and Josh Wickern said...

I’m pretty much sure that my favorite Easter candy is not a traditional one, seeing as how I don’t enjoy chocolate. I know, I know. Faint and call me crazy! (once you wake up!) I love sour Starburst Jelly Beans! They are the beign of my existence, however, because, being the kind mother that I am, I always end up buying them for my 2 year old son and eating them before he even knows they were there. Hey, at least he isn’t dissappointed, right?

April 7, 2009 08:46 PM
Andrea N said...

When my kids get home from school, I'm having them identify those Pokemon. My son's b-day is coming up & those Peep-achus will be perfect treats!
Peeps are the house favorite, except for me. I'm all over the Reese's eggs. Mmmm!

April 7, 2009 08:47 PM
Shauna said...

Reese’s peanut butter eggs!

April 7, 2009 08:50 PM
SweetThang said...

Definately the Reese Peanut Butter Egg!! I hoard them when I find them!!

mrshydrogeo at Gmail dot com

April 7, 2009 08:51 PM
Ashleigh said...

Cadbury Eggs!!! I love those and I could eat like 5 of them at a time. Nothing says Easter like a cadbury egg. But you can’t go wrong with chocolate or Reese’s eggs and bunnies.

Pick ME!!!

April 7, 2009 08:51 PM
It's The Bullocks said...

Oh my gosh Cadbury Creme eggs are my kryptonite!! PS You’re so creative!!

My email is


April 7, 2009 08:51 PM
Carey said...

My Favorite Easter Candy is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg.

April 7, 2009 08:52 PM
Cherry said...

My favorite sweet treat are kinder eggs! I used to eat them all the time when i grew up in Hong Kong. It’s too bad they don’t sell them here!

April 7, 2009 08:53 PM
sassypants678 said...

Definitely loving Cadbury Eggs! My e-mail is in case I win!

April 7, 2009 08:54 PM
bellefs1 said...

My favorite Easter candy has always been Cadbury Eggs. Although I am convinced that they are half the size that they used to be. Runner up is peeps (after letting them sit out and get stale for a couple days).

April 7, 2009 08:57 PM
willis71 said...

Cadbury eggs! I am so glad that they don’t sell them all year long.

April 7, 2009 08:57 PM
Maggie said...

The Reese’s eggs. Oh, heavens, I crave them all during the Easter season.

April 7, 2009 08:58 PM
shortymcg said...


April 7, 2009 08:58 PM
Jennifer said...

Mini Eggs! Although that might be as we don’t have the same variety of Easter confectionery over here; everyone else’s suggestions sound really good!

April 7, 2009 09:00 PM
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