We fear we've come a little late to the party here, but we've recently discovered an entire Peep diorama subculture. Yes, Peeps, the yellow and pink marshmallowy Easter candy. We've talked about decorating with them and plopping them into hot cocoa, but evidently they can also be the stars of some very intricate dioramas that Peep lovers enter into competitions around the country this time of year.
We can only assume that people come up with all these creative uses because nobody actually wants to eat them. But the dioramas sure make nice eye candy. You can click the links below to see photos of contestants' entries, and some are open for online voting.
Washington Post Fifth Annual Peeps Diorama Contest, winner to be announced April 17
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Annual Peeps Diorama Contest, voting open through April 13
Chicago Tribune Power to the Peeps, voting open through April 14
Seattle Times Peeps Contest, voting open through April 13
Denver Post Peeps Contest, winner to be announced April 20
Eep by Michael Chirlin and Veronica Ettle, Winner 2010 Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest, Washington Post/Troy Witcher
Peeping Beauty by Claire and Amy Hoelscher,Star Telegram/Khampha Bouaphanh