Circus Animal Cupcakes

Circus Animal Cupcakes

We had a fun Mother/Daughter Activity Night here on Wednesday night with our Young Women from church and I wanted to make something fun for the treats so I found this idea on Pinterest, of course, from “House of Yumm”.  They are so adorable and so delicious.  The crushed up cookies in the cupcakes tasted like yummy chocolate chips.  They are super easy to make, all you do is prepare a cake mix of your choice according to package directions and then add 1 – 2 cups of broken up circus animal cookies to the batter (she used 1 cup, I decided to add another).  Bake as directed on box then frost with your choice of frosting, I used my favorite “Basic Buttercream Icing”.  I used a pink and white chevron cupcake liner with a matching flag which I got from Pick Your Plum.

Circus Animal Cupcakes

So I did one batch with a Pink Lemonade cake mix, frosted with the buttercream icing left white, a pink Circus Animal Cookie on top and then finished with multicolored round sprinkles to match the sprinkles on the cookies.

Circus Animal Cookies

Then I did a second batch with a white cake mix, the same buttercream icing this time dyed pink, a white circus animal cookie and the same sprinkles.  So cute and so yummy!

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