Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes

I have a lot to talk about today. Like, tons of important issues.

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First, I think we really need to discuss the winner of the Super Bowl yesterday. I am referring, of course, to BEYONCÉ. Oh my goodness, girl – sorry, I mean Sasha Fierce – KILLED it out there yesterday! Honestly, I was won over within the first 10 seconds of her act (I’m not really a hard sell), when she managed to stay standing in her skyscraper heels on that tiny platform . . . which, oh, right, was also moving. During that time, I tried to picture myself in Beyoncé shoes. Every scenario ended with me toppling over onto the ground. Which is why the organizers of the Super Bowl will never ask me to perform (because, clearly, I possess the necessary talent).

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But in addition to Beyoncé’s extreme skill at standing, there was also holographic Beyoncé, and ripping-her-clothes-off Beyoncé, and, of course, this very highly anticipated reunion: Beyoncé and her live singing voice. Ooh, sorry, that was low of me. No, of course, I’m talking about the reunion of Destiny’s Child(!), which occurred for about a minute. But oh, what a beautiful minute. Continue reading

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Vote! (for Cake)

Oh hey, guess what today is? That’s right, it’s Cake Day.

Oh right, I think it’s also . . . ELECTION DAY. I promise, you won’t see a politically related post on this blog for oh, about four more years. But today, I am saying this: Go vote! Just do it. There may be a long line, and you may think that your one vote won’t make a difference, but the truth is that with the right to vote, comes the responsibility to vote.

In honor of today, I really wanted to do an election themed dessert. However, since I decided this late last night, I used a cake mix. I know, I know, it’s not a fancy-pants original dessert, but hey, everyone gets short on time. Using cake mix is not a crime.

I did, however, make my own frosting for . . . cake balls! In case you’ve been living under a rock you haven’t heard, cake balls result when a particularly lovely individual mashes up a delicious, freshly-baked cake, combines it with a whole tub of frosting, and shapes them into spheres. They can then be covered in chocolate coating or, if you’re lazy like me, eaten (gasp) without any coating.

So if you want a quick, easy dessert to accompany the chaos of Election Night, are throwing together an impromptu watching party, or are avoiding the coverage and just want to eat some red white and blue cake . . . this one’s for you. But only if you voted. No cake for the rest of you.

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