Our Peppa Pig M&M Cake was a last minute idea that turned out to be our favorite dessert at our Peppa Pig Birthday Party and it could not have been easier. All you need is a cake (any shape will do), some of our delicious Buttercream Frosting, M&M’s and 30 minutes and you’ll have a birthday cake that will be a gigantic hit at your party.
How to Make a Peppa Pig M&M Cake
You will need:
- Cake – can be a layer cake or a sheet cake
- The Best Buttercream Frosting
- Americolor Deep Pink Food Coloring
- Dark Pink M&M’s
- Light Pink M&M’s
- Red M&M’s
- White M&M’s
- Black M&M’s
- Print-out of Peppa Pig’s Head
Here is the picture of Peppa Pig that we used as inspiration for our Peppa Pig M&M Cake.
We used Dark Pink and Light Pink colored M&M’s to create our Peppa Pig M&M Cake. The Dark Pink M&M’s were from the special Valentines Bag of M&M’s and the Light Pink M&M’s are from the Easter Bag of M&M’s. We always stock up on bags of these special “holiday” M&M’s so we can use these non-traditional M&M colors on projects throughout the year. (Two Sisters Tip: We’ve had great luck finding holiday M&M’s up to 50% off in grocery stores in the week after a holiday is over.)
But don’t worry if you haven’t started building up your own stash of holiday colored M&M’s, you can find these dark and light pink colors of M&M’s at Party Supply stores like Party City, or Amazon, or other online candy warehouses. You’ll also need a handful of white M&M’s for Peppa’s eyes. (White M&M’s are sold in the Valentines and 4th of July bag of M&M’s.)
Next you will need to prepare some of our Best Buttercream Frosting (you will find the recipe and detailed directions here). We used 2 drops of Americolor Deep Pink Food Coloring to color the frosting a very light pink.
Now, frost your cake. We used a basic two layer round yellow cake. You can use a sheet cake, a pan of brownies, a store bought cake … anything you want.
Now go to Google Images and find yourself a picture of Peppa Pig. Print it out so that the head fits on the top of your cake. Carefully, lay the print-out on the top of your frosted cake but don’t press down on it.
Use a knife to lightly trace the outline of Peppa’s head into the frosting.
Using your line as a guideline, use Dark Pink M&M’s to define the outside of Peppa’s head.
Now use Dark Pink M&M’s to create Peppa’s ears. Her back ear is is a little bigger than the front ear. Fill the empty space with Light Pink M&M’s.
Using you picture as a guide, create a small smiling mouth with Red M&M’s.
Again, using the picture as a guide, and starting with the nose area – work to the right and fill in the rest of Peppa’s head. Most of the head should be filled in with Light Pink M&M’s with the following exceptions …
Use Dark Pink M&M’s to make Peppa’s cheek.
Use White and Black M&M’s to make Peppa’s eyes.
That’s all there is to it. The longest part of the project was baking the cake. It took less than 30 minutes to frost and decorate our Peppa Pig M&M Cake. It was a great Smash Cake for the Birthday Girl at the Peppa Pig Birthday Party and it looked great with our Peppa Pig Frosted Sugar Cookies and Peppa Pig Cupcakes.