Our Peppa Pig Cake is a cute and easy birthday cake for a Peppa Pig Party and we have all the step-by-step directions you will need to create it for your birthday girl!

Closeup on a top view of an Easy Peppa Pig Birthday Party Cake sitting on a white cake plate on a white table.

Our Peppa Pig 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 to make. 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.

Where to find the M&M’s You Will Need

Closeup on a large pile of Dark and Light Pink M&M's.

Step 1:  M&M’s.  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 Valentine’s 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 also sold in the Valentine’s and 4th of July bag of M&M’s.). You’ll need a few red and brown M&M’s which you can get from a small pack of regular M&M’s.

How to Make the Frosting and Frost the Cake

Collage image showing the steps for making buttercream frosting, tinting the frosting pink and frosting the cake.

Step 2: Next you will need to prepare 1-2 batches of our Best Buttercream Frosting (you will find the recipe and detailed directions here).  If you have made a 9×13″ sheet cake or an 8″ double cake, a single batch of frosting will be fine. But you’ll probably need 2 batches of frosting for anything bigger than that.
Step 3: Color the frosting pink.  We used 2 drops of Wilton Color Right Food Coloring to color the frosting a very light pink.
Step 4: 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.

How to Decorate the Cake

Collage image showing how to use a knife and a print out of Peppa's face to transfer the shape onto the top of the cake.

Step 5: 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.
Step 6:  Use a knife to lightly trace the outline of Peppa’s head into the frosting and then remove the print-out.

Closeup on the top of a cake frosted pink with the outline of Peppa Pig's face made with Pink M&M's.

Step 7: Using your line as a guideline, use Dark Pink M&M’s to define the outside of Peppa’s head.

Collage image showing how to recreate detailed sections of the Peppa Pig Cake including ears, mouth, eyes and cheek.

Step 8: Now use Dark Pink M&M’s to create Peppa’s ears.  Her back ear is a little bigger than the front ear.  Fill the empty space with Light Pink M&M’s.
Step 9: Using your picture as a guide for placement, create a small smiling mouth with Red M&M’s.
Step 10: Use White and Black M&M’s to make Peppa’s eyes.
Step 11: Use Dark Pink M&M’s to make Peppa’s cheek.

Closeup on the top of a Peppa Pig Cake showing the Peppa face made out of Pink M&M's.

Step 12: Starting with the nose area – work to the right and fill in the rest of Peppa’s head with Light Pink M&M’s.  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 and that includes the time it took to make the frosting.  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.

Closeup of an Easy Peppa Pig Cake sitting on a white cake plate on a white table.

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Easy Peppa Pig Cake

Easy Peppa Pig Cake

Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Our Peppa Pig Cake is a cute and easy birthday cake for a Peppa Pig Party and we have all the step-by-step directions you will need to create it for your birthday girl!

Ingredients

  • Cake – can be a layer cake or a sheet cake
  • 1-2 batches of our The Best Buttercream Frosting - amount depends on the size of the cake
  • Food Coloring - Pink
  • M&M's - Light Pink, Dark Pink, Red, White and Brown

Instructions

  1. Gather up the M&M's You will need Dark Pink, Light Pink, Red, White and Brown.
  2. Prepare 1-2 batches of our Best Buttercream Frosting (you will find the recipe and detailed directions here).  If you have made a 9x13" sheet cake or an 8" two-layer cake, a single batch of frosting will be fine. But you'll probably need 2 batches of frosting for anything bigger than that.
  3. Color the frosting pink.  We used 2 drops of Wilton Color Right Food Coloring to color the frosting a very light pink.
  4. 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.
  5. Find a picture of Peppa Pig on Google Images.  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.
  6. Use a knife to lightly trace the outline of Peppa's head into the frosting and then remove the print-out.
  7. Using your line as a guideline, use Dark Pink M&M's to define the outside of Peppa's head.
  8. Now use Dark Pink M&M's to create Peppa's ears.  Her back ear is a little bigger than the front ear.  Fill the empty space with Light Pink M&M's.
  9. Using your picture as a guide for placement, create a small smiling mouth with Red M&M's.
  10. Use White and Black M&M's to make Peppa's eyes.
  11. Use Dark Pink M&M's to make Peppa's cheek.
  12. Starting with the nose area - work to the right and fill in the rest of Peppa's head with Light Pink M&M's. 

Notes

Where to find the M&M's
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 Valentine's 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 also sold in the Valentine's and 4th of July bag of M&M's.). You'll need a few red and brown M&M's which you can get from a small pack of regular M&M's.

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!