Birthday Cake Cake Balls
















It was about this time last year that I moved into a new apartment. I was so excited about my new kitchen. The appliances were so shiny, and everything was yet to be covered in flour and powdered sugar. When I was asked to bake some cupcakes for a friend’s birthday party a few days after I moved in, I happily agreed. So what if all my baking tools were still in boxes? I couldn’t wait to break in the oven!

After digging through some of my stuff, I scrounged up my cupcake pan and some mixing bowls, although my oven thermometer was nowhere to be seen. Oh well, I thought. I’ve made this recipe a million times. It’ll be fine. I mixed up the batter, stuck the cupcakes in the oven, and when I pulled them out, they fell! Oh, the horror! If you’ve ever had your ¬†cupcakes sink in the middle, you know what I’m talking about. I felt like such a baking failure.

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Patriotic Cake Pops

If you’re into food blogs, you’ve probably heard of Bakerella, the queen of all things cake pop. If you’ve been to a bakery, dessert shop, or even a Starbucks in the last few years, you’ve probably tried a cake pop. It’s understandable why they are so popular. They are an adorable little mini dessert. They’re also the perfect little sweet treat ¬†to bring to a barbeque or cookout where everyone has stuffed themselves to capacity, and they require no utensils. In keeping with the theme of this coming Memorial Day weekend, I decided to make some patriotic cake pops. I got the idea for the flag pops here.

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