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!!

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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Strawberry Compote

Strawberry season is here! Is anyone else as excited as I am?? I have so many strawberry desserts I want to make! Sorbet, pies, jam, freeze them for smoothies (aka margaritas)…the possibilities are really endless.

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Strawberry Cupcakes w/Vanilla Buttercream


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.

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