So these are my Cupcake Pops inspired by Bakerella and her adorable and genius ideas! I had a bit of difficulty shaping these the way I wanted since I only had a double sided biscuit cutter 1/2-inch larger than I needed. My Cupcake Pops ended up a bit larger than I would have liked and I didn't take my time decorating them, so they aren't quite as cute as I was aiming for. But with their pastel tops and colorful nonpareils they are still pretty darn adorable, if I do say so myself.
I used a boxed moist vanilla cake for the base of the Cupcake Pops, combining the cooled crumbs with a homemade cream cheese frosting. The result was an incredibly yummy and moist interior. I shared these with family tonight and among seven people twenty of these disappeared in a couple hours. They are pretty addictive!
On another note, the hubby and I have exciting plans for the morning! We are going to look at a few brand new rental houses, officially beginning our hunt for a new place. I couldn't be more excited! If we end up with any of the places we've been looking at online, it will be a huge upgrade from our current apartment. We're looking to rent a 3 bedroom, 2.5 or 3 bath single-family home with all the modern conveniences we've been missing the past two years (central heat and air, dishwasher, laundry). I am so excited about the prospect of moving into a bigger and better place in a couple of months! I'm sure I'll be updating about our progress of looking for a rental home, moving, and--further down the road--decorating!