4th of July Cupcakes

Happy 4th of July!! Here is a little and simple cupcake recipe. It’s nothing fancy and its super cute for a Independence day get together…or any get together. Personally I enjoy cake mix boxes, it’s easy and fast to make and most of the times I can’t taste the difference between homemade and cake mix boxes. The cream cheese frosting is actually my favorite frosting to make because it is absolutely delicious and the berry compote is awesome to have around as a topping for basically anything. Seriously try this recipe for a summer day!

I will have individual posts for cream cheese frosting and berry compote.

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Peppa Pig Cake

My daughter LOVES Peppa Pig so it was a no brainier when it was time for her 2nd birthday on what her theme would be. Normally I would buy a store bought cake because lets be real, it’s one less thing to do when throwing a party! But this time I wanted to do something special for her. I’m sure she won’t remember the cake, but hopefully pictures will keep that memory for her. While I was on Pinterest searching for ideas I saw a lot of Peppa Pig cakes that were shaped as a corral as the characters where played in “mud”. It seemed cute and simple so that was the cake I chose to recreate. To be honest this was probably the very first cake I have decorated that felt almost therapeutic for some reason! I took my time and aside from actually baking the cake the steps were fairly easy to follow.

FYI: This blog post isn’t a cake recipe, but rather a diy on decorating a cake. I made this while I was visiting family out of town, so the pictures do not have the best quality because of lighting, however you do get the point on what I needs to be done!
*side note: I don’t have specific measurements, I used 9 in round pans and it took about 4 XL size Kit-Kats. Depending on the size of your cake, the amount of Kit-Kats and sprinkles can be different.

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