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Awesome Father’s Day Cupcakes

My dad would pick a sweet treat over savory any day. When I was thinking of possible treats to make him for Father’s Day this year, it was quite an easy choice. Cupcakes, of course!

Honestly, he would’ve been fine with plain ‘ole vanilla cupcakes from a box, but since it’s Father’s Day, I wanted to surprise him with something a little bit more fancy. We looked up many Father’s Day inspired cupcake, and found a bunch of ideas that we thought would be fun to share with everyone. If you’re baking cupcakes for your dad this Father’s Day too, this post will be a fun one!

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Does your dad have a sweet tooth, as well? If so, cupcakes are a great idea to make for Father’s Day, especially if they look as fun as these ones! We’re definitely inspired to make some this weekend, what about you? 🙂


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Cute Watermelon Animals for Summer

Watermelon is our summer fruit of choice. This delicious fruit is said to be 91% water (no wonder it’s called watermelon)! With its high water content, it is definitely our favorite hot summer day thirst quencher.

Not to mention, watermelon is also a widely known party favorite. The prep time is less to none, and can serve many guests. With most things we feature on our blog, you know we like to add a little bit of quirkiness. We’re going to share with you some cute watermelon carved animal ideas to try for the summer!

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Which one of these cute watermelon animals is your favorite? Let us know below! We especially like the watermelon turtle. Can you imagine serving that at your next summer party?!



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DIY Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

Summer starts on June 21st this month, and to us, summer means popsicles galore! Whether we’re going to be hanging out on the boardwalk, in the city, or just in our own backyard for the summer, popsicles are definitely a staple.

For 4th of July, we can’t just be having any old kind of popsicle. We have to represent our red, white, and blue! Though it may sound like a difficult treat to make, it’s actually easy! Today, we’re going to share with you a few ingredient ideas to make your own at home!

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There are many ways to make the red, white, and blue layers using different fruit purees, juices, and yogurts. Here are a few ideas to try. Feel free to mix the ingredients within the same color family to make a juicy combo!

For shades of red (add a little bit of honey and a few drops of lemon for flavoring):

  • Watermelon
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Pink grapefruit
  • Cranberry
  • Blood orange

For shades of white:

  • Coconut milk
  • Greek yogurt (sweeten with a bit of honey)
  • Plain yogurt

For shades of blue (add a little bit of honey and lemon for flavoring):

  • Blueberry
  • Grapes
  • Blackberry

Once you have each layer of colors prepared, the next part is super easy. You will need a popsicle mold and popsicle sticks. You will be freezing the popsicle in layers. In the first third of the mold, pour in the red juices and freeze. Once frozen repeat the steps with the other 2 colors.

Freeze overnight! When you’re ready to serve, run the bottom of the mold under water for a few seconds to loosen the popsicle from the mold, and enjoy! Try different molds for a fun popsicle! No mold? No problem! Try it with small tumblers.

The possibilities are endless! You can make a whole batch the day before your 4th of July party for everyone to enjoy. Try making some this 4th of July, and let us know how it turned out!

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Simple Red, White, and Blue Parfait

When 4th of July rolls around in the summertime, anything cold and sweet is delicious to enjoy under the sun. However, not all of them can be as yummy and healthy as the recipe we are about to share with you. For 4th of July this year (or any other time when you want to show a little patriotic spirit), why not make a delicious red, white, and blue parfait!

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This recipe is SO simple, that it probably shouldn’t even be called a recipe! Whatever you’d like to call it, it’s equally as delicious.

Supplies and ingredients:

  • Vanilla/plain yogurt
  • Sliced red berries (strawberries and raspberries work great)
  • Blueberries
  • Whipped topping/Cool Whip
  • Dessert cups

In a bowl, fold the whipped topping into the yogurt to make a light, fluffy yogurt combo. Using a dessert cup, layer of spoonful of the yogurt combo in between each layer of berries, alternating in color. Top with a little dollop of yogurt. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

Simplest dessert recipe ever! You can prepare all the ingredients ahead of time, and scoop them into dessert cups the day of the party. You can also serve this buffet-style and have guests create their own parfaits.

If you’re a big fan of fruits and yogurt like us, this dessert is will be right up your alley. Try it at your next 4th of July party!



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No Bake Creepy Crawly (But Delicious) Dirt Cake

One time at a spring themed party, we were surprised at what was on the dessert table. There were little  cups of dirt, that people were eating! Turns out, it wasn’t dirt, but a yummy dessert called dirt cake. It’s made to look like a potted plant in the spring!

They’re actually quite easy to make, and not to mention delicious! We’re going to share with you a list of supplies to make your own at home! Serve them at your next spring party to entertain the guests!

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Ingredients/Supplies – to make ~6 servings

  • 8 oz of Oreos or chocolate sandwich cookies (1/2 a pack)
  • 2 packs of vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 1/4 cups of milk
  • 8 oz of Cool Whip
  • 6 oz of cream cheese
  • 3 tbs of room temp butter
  • gummy worms

Combine the cream cheese together with the butter. In another bowl, mix the vanilla pudding mix and milk together. Fold in the Cool Whip and the cream cheese mixture. Next, crumble the cookies (either crush by hand, blender, or a food processor) until it looks like dirt.

In a cup, put alternating layers of cookie crumbles and cream cheese mix, starting and ending with a cookie layer. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

You can substitute the vanilla pudding with chocolate pudding to make this extra chocolatey, or top it off with a gummy worm to make it more creepy crawly!

This quick and easy dessert is great to serve at your next springtime party. It’s also fun to make with kids! Let us know if you’ve had dirt cake before in the comments below!


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Beautiful Spring Flower Cupcakes

We all know that spring is flowers galore, and that’s not just limited to the plants outside. We see touches of floral in furniture, our clothing, and now even in food!

One beautiful way to portray flowers in food is through cupcakes. The art of cupcake decorating has evolved tremendously the past few years, and have gotten so elaborate. They can even make icing and fondant look like real flowers! Here are some of our favorite floral cupcake finds we came across from some talented bakers and decorators!

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Some of these look so real, its hard to believe they’re edible. Imagine serving a platter of these at your next spring brunch! We hope everyone is enjoying this lovely Tuesday morning!

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Heart Shaped Foods for Mom

Mother’s Day is a day to show our love for our moms, and nothing symbolizes love more than hearts. Also, what do all moms appreciate? Food! So we put two and two together, and decided to dedicated a whole blog post to heart shaped foods that we can serve our moms for Mother’s Day.

We found heart shaped foods galore–spanning from breakfast all the way to dinner. She will definitely feel the love, all day long. Here are some of our favorites! [For recipes and more info, view the source link]

Love-ly Breakfast

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Heart-y Dinner + Dessert

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Our moms will LOVE these! And you know what? After Mother’s Day, we can also use these ideas for other occasions where we’re celebrating with people we love! What are some other ideas of heart-y foods for Mother’s Day? Share with us below, or tell us which from above is your favorite!


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