Circus Animal Cookie Cupcakes

Yes, you read that title right! It’s the final day of cupcake week and for the finale we bring you Circus Animal Cookie Cupcakes. Seriously, YUM!!
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Circus Animal cookies remind me of childhood, almost as much as Dunk-A-Roos, Squeeze-Its, Cookie Crisp cereal, Lisa Frank, Power Rangers, Legends of the Hidden Temple and Captain Planet.  Can these things please come back!?! #weusedtothinksqueezeitsmadeusdrunk #teampinkranger #captainplanethesourhero #cookiesforbreakfast #90skid

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Classic Vanilla Cupcakes

Happy Cupcake Week on Long Distance Baking! You read that right, it’s cupcake week here at LDB and we couldn’t be more excited! We have 3 yummy cupcake variations this week, starting with Classic Vanilla.
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The idea for cupcake week came about when I was asked to bake cupcakes for my cousin’s first birthday. I was so excited! I ran to Hobby Lobby and found cute cupcake holders, toppers and pink and white candied pearls. Continue reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Now I know for some, the title of this post will turn you away. That’s ok, I understand. It probably would have turned me away too but I have good reason for a gluten free post… My dad’s birthday!

Last year my dad drastically changed his diet and one of these changes included limiting his gluten-intake. Something the rest of my family, myself included, have also tried to do as well. We haven’t completely cut out gluten, well because, we struggle with gluten free bread. Sometimes a good ole piece of gluten heavy bread is just needed. Actually, it’s kind of always needed…
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Strawberry Cupcakes w/Vanilla Buttercream

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Well I’m still in an Easter dessert baking mood and partly because I found these really cute cupcake liners and toppers at Hobby Lobby.
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I love perusing Hobby Lobby, especially for baking supplies. However, they put away holiday stuff too soon! I went the other day, in March, and they were already clearing the Easter crafts/baking/goodies and 4th of July crafts/baking/goodies were being displayed. Huh? Easter isn’t until April 20th! Now don’t get me wrong, I love 4th of July. I am very proud that I majored in US History (a major that someone once told me was the “marijuana major” because it required little work and thinking… how rude!) and I consider myself very patriotic, but already displaying 4th of July goods in late March seems a little much. Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Is there any combination better than orange and dark chocolate?? Well, maybe peanut butter and chocolate. But orange and dark chocolate is a close second! You know those chocolate oranges you get at Christmas? That you have to smack on the table to open? These cupcakes are like those. Only even better. The tartness of the orange combined with the richness of the chocolate is perfection.

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