Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

I've come to realize that I have many things to be grateful for in this life. For one thing, I'm sitting here writing this as a healthy young lady, with family and friends that love me and support me in all that I do. I also can't forget how thankful I am to have a job that affords me the opportunity to explore my passions, have fun, and of course pay for my lifestyle. But perhaps the single most thing I am grateful for in this world is that I've been blessed with ability and desire to travel!

I've been lucky enough to have visited some of the most beautiful places in this world...I've gotten a massage at sunset beneath the Red Rocks of Sedona, danced the night away on the beaches of Mykonos, sailed the seas in Santorini and indulged in real Italian gelato on the streets of Rome. I've been the star of the dancefloor in Nashville, sang karaoke in Palm Beach, climbed a volcano in Hawaii, kayaked in Maui, and seen the stars in California. The list goes on, full of wonderful and exciting opportunities that I've been lucky enough to experience so far, much more than any normal 26 year old can attest to. But if I had to pick a favorite destination to visit, one place sticks out in my mind that feels like home to me. That would be Walt Disney World! It may seem odd that a mid-twenty year old is in love with a land designed for a child's imagination and innocent dreams, but maybe that's part of the reason I'm so captivated by the place; maybe it's a way for me to hold on to my dreams.

In fact, as I get older, I enjoy my trips to Disney more than when I was a child. I've uncovered more treasures in each park that I would have been oblivious to as a kid. For one, the restaurants, especially in Epcot, are to die for!  And all the secret hidden Mickey's have become a game to find them all. I'll let you all in on a little secret...I've even fantasized about my own prince charming proposing to me underneath the shower of fireworks at the Magic Kingdom! Crazy, I know, but it truely is a magical land where dreams can come true.

Anyway, on to the cupcakes. With the approach of my godson's 3rd birthday, I was ecstatic to hear it was Mickey Mouse themed being the Disney fanatic I am. I was even more excited when I was asked to make the cupcakes! I came across this idea on Pinterest quite some time ago and have been waiting to try it. Surprisingly, the little Mickey faces were so easy to make out of Oreo cookies! A little bit of melted chocolate works great as glue for the ears. One thought to take in to consideration next time, is to make sure the frosting is extra stiff, as the Mickey faces can be quite top heavy and fall over. Other than that, these are an awesome touch for any Mickey Mouse fan!

"My life isn't perfectBut I'm grateful for what I do have."-KUSHANDWIZDOM

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