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Peeps Bunny Cookie Sunflower Cake
Cook Time45 mins
1 Lemon Cake ( 2 8-inch round cakes)
1 package of premade Sugar Cookie Dough
Flour for dusting
Wilton Yellow Icing
Wilton Yellow Sanding Sugar
1 C butter
3/4 C cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 pound powdered sugar
3 – 5 Tbsp milk
Flour your working surface for the sugar cookies. Work with just a baseball size of dough at a time working in a tablespoon of additional flour. Roll your dough and cut desired shape. Place the cookie sheet into the freezer for 20 minutes, then bake at 325 for 12 minutes. Bake all the cookies.
If the cookies are mis-shaped, use your cookie cutter to recut the design when they are fresh out of the oven.
Decorate with some chocolate frosting, jimmies and Wilton yellow icing. Leave them to dry.
Bake your cake, using Wilton’s Bake Even Strips to ensure your cakes bake flat on top, according the instructions and set aside to cool.
Prepare your chocolate frosting. In a stand mixer, blend the butter and gradually add in the cocoa and powdered sugar as your alternate with the vanilla and cream. Scrape the bowl down for time to time to make sure that all the butter in properly incorporated.
Frost your cake, cover and refrigerate. When you’re ready to serve, top the cake with the cookies creating a sunflower effect.