Everyone has a Masterpiece of Peeps in them somewhere. The Post’s Jennifer Abella explains how to find it. Check here for details on entering.
The magic of homemade Peep birth
Easter’s almost here - which means those of us with sweet tooths may eat peeps until we burst.
But once the holiday excitement winds down, and the Peep supplies run dry, what can you do? Well, luckily, we have a solution - make your own peeps!
Check out the full recipe here, or if you’re some kind of marshmallow wizard, send over your own tips!
Photos: Kirk McKoy/ Los Angeles Times
Maybe you’ll spend hours making your own Peeps. And maybe you’ll spend hours making a Peeps diorama. This is a judgment free zone.
Yesterday, we revealed the Peeps Show VII winners. And if you’ve looked through the Peeple’s Choice award gallery and think the judges are totally off base, and think Peepa Broadwell at Politics and Peeps should have won, you can FOR THE FIRST TIME watch the judging process unfold.
The Fold went behind the scenes into the judging room for the Peeps diorama contest to give some insight into how the winners are chosen.
Oh, the things you can make out of Peeps. The annual Washington Post Peeps diorama contest winners were revealed this morning and the top entries are:
Twinkie: Rest in Peep (Overall winner)
Peeps are kind of a big deal this time of year at the Post newsroom.
That’s right, this year finalists for the ever-popular Peeps Diorama contest were finally announced. The winner, Occupeep DC, is above, and you can see all five finalists here.
I was assigned to shoot the video of the winning dioramas, and two of our video producers, Jayne Orenstein and Kristen Boghosian (who, by the way, are often the voices behind the @postvideo twitter handle) took care of editing the footage into something beautiful. Its always interesting to see how another editor handles your work. My edit probably would have been entirely different!
I spent about four hours in our video studio filming the different dioramas, and then chose the best clips to hand off to Kristen and Jayne to work from. The nice thing about working in the studio is that I could reshoot each scene as often as I needed… the bad thing was that then I had to edit through all of those takes! But in the end, with a little help from some fancy camera supports I was able to add in some movement to the static details in the dioramas.
All of the finalists put together great scenes using the popular marshmallow peeps, but my favorite remains the winner—Occupeep DC. Maybe its because I spent so much time covering the occupation in Macpherson square myself.