Peeps Sunflower Cake
1 yellow cake mix (regular size)
2 cans (16 ounces each) chocolate frosting
19 to 20 yellow chick Peeps candies
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (assorted sizes)
Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions, using two parchment paper-lined and greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.
If cake layers have rounded tops, trim with a long serrated knife to make level. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.
For petals, arrange Peeps around edge of cake, curving slightly and being careful not to separate chicks. For sunflower seeds, arrange chocolate chips in center of cake. Makes 12 servings.
Note-Thick frosting tends to tear cake. For easier spreading, try thinning it with 1-2 teaspoons water. Tweezers come in handy when arranging chocolate chips. Keeping Peeps connected works great for decorating this cake. But you can also cut them apart and arrange individual chicks around the cake's perimeter.