For the past few months here at Buttercups we have introduced a new flavor of the month each month! This month is no exception but is going to be a little more special. For the first week of April we will have a flavor of the week, and then for the remaining three weeks we will have a different flavor of the month.
The flavor of the week for April 1st-4th will be Peeps Cupcakes! The cupcake is our original Vanilla and our Chocolate Vanilla with an adorable Peep bunny dunked in chocolate and placed on top! Peeps have been a staple candy during the Easter season and we love them here at Buttercups!
Peeps were founded in 1953 when Sam Born replaced the painstaking process of hand-forming the chicks with mass production. When founder Sam Born would display a sign for his freshly-made candy, he would title it “Just Born,” playing off of his last name and the fact that he made his candy fresh daily. New shapes other than the chicks were produced following a theme according to the season starting in the 1960s. Twenty years later, the Marshmallow Peeps Bunny was released as a popular year round shape of the candy. The yellow chicks were the original form of the candy — hence their name — but then the company introduced other colors and, eventually, the many different shapes in which they are now produced. Peeps were manufactured in different colors such as lavender and blue starting in 1995. Prior to that they were only being produced in the traditional colors: pink, white, and yellow. New flavors such as vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate were introduced between the years of 1999 and 2002.
Come by or give us a call to place an order for Peeps Cupcakes today! We will only have them until Saturday!