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100 Dessert Cupcakes

From Whipped Minty Frosted Treats to Chocolatey Football Confections

— March 25, 2015 — Lifestyle
These dessert cupcakes are amazing (not to mention tasty) if you're craving something sweet to eat, but don't want to indulge in a full course. Even though the cupcake has been around for a while, and its craze has come and passed, many bakers, brands and bloggers alike are continuing to innovate in the medium of the miniature cake. Decorating dessert cupcakes for essentially every holiday has become a thing now. It's also a great way to show your love for various elements of pop culture. And this doesn't even touch on all the savory cupcakes emerging.

You can experiment with cupcakes in basically two ways: with toppings or cake ingredients. Toppings are an easy way to show festive flair, as seen with spooky tree cupcakes for Halloween or creamy rabbit egg cupcakes for Easter. You can also incorporate seasonal ingredients in your baking, for example autumnally appropriate apple cupcakes.
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Cosmic Kitty Cupcakes
Cosmic Kitty Cupcakes
The Luna Ball Cupcakes are Nerdy and Delicious
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97
Sweet Pole-Inspired Desserts
Sweet Pole-Inspired Desserts
Corn on the Cob Cupcakes are Covered in Jellybeans
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96
Festive Frosted Desserts
Festive Frosted Desserts
These Christmas Cupcakes from Mister Donut Japan are Indulgently Sweet
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95
Boozy Tequila Bites
Boozy Tequila Bites
The Cupcakes and Cashmere Margarita Cupcakes Feature Tequila
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94
Autumnally Appropriate Apple Cupcakes
Autumnally Appropriate Apple Cupcakes
The Apple Cider Cupcakes Have Fluffy Fall Flavored Frosting
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93
Delectable Dietary Cupcakes
Delectable Dietary Cupcakes
This Cupcake Recipe Makes Perfect Gluten-Free Cupcakes
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92
Boozy Irish Confections
Boozy Irish Confections
These Guinness Cupcakes are Perfect for St. Patty’s Day Celebrations
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91
Dorito-Topped Dessert Recipes
Dorito-Topped Dessert Recipes
YouTube Star Rosanna Pansino Creates Tortilla Chip Cupcakes
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90
Shamrock Milkshake Cupcake Recipes
Shamrock Milkshake Cupcake Recipes
These St.Patrick's Day Cupcakes are a Perfect Festive Treat
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89
Decadent Root Beer Cupcakes
Decadent Root Beer Cupcakes
These Dad’s Root Beer Cupcakes are Perfect for Father’s Day
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88
Minuscule Cupcake Morsels
Minuscule Cupcake Morsels
Baked by Melissa Are a Miniature Indulgence
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87
Cookie-Stuffed Cupcakes
Cookie-Stuffed Cupcakes
This Funfetti Cupcake Recipe has a Hidden Oreo Surprise Hidden Inside
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86
Campfire Cookie Cupcakes
Campfire Cookie Cupcakes
These S'mores Cupcakes Bring Camping Treats into the Kitchen
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85
Spooky Tree Cupcakes
Spooky Tree Cupcakes
These Eerie Deserted Tree Halloween Sweets are Ideal for Parties
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84
Chocolatey Football Confections
Chocolatey Football Confections
The Snickers Superfan Cupcakes are the Perfect NFL Treat
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83
Country Heritage Desserts
Country Heritage Desserts
Pilgrim Cupcakes Give You Something Else to be Thankful for This Year
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82
DIY Canned Cupcakes
DIY Canned Cupcakes
Making a Cupcake in a Jar is Easy to Transport and Eat
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81
Pumpkin S'more Desserts
Pumpkin S'more Desserts
The Pumpkin Cupcakes Have Marshmallow, Chocolate and Graham Crackers Too
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80
Strawberry Milkshake-Infused Cupcakes
Strawberry Milkshake-Infused Cupcakes
These Cupcakes Taste Just Like a Frothy Strawberry Milkshake
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79
Melting Sorceress Confections
Melting Sorceress Confections
The Witch Cupcakes Are an Easily Made Halloween-Themed Dessert
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78
Nutty Caffeine Cupcake Creations
Nutty Caffeine Cupcake Creations
These Chocolate Walnut Espresso Cupcakes are Sugary Sweet
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77
Sweet Toggle Treats
Sweet Toggle Treats
The Speculoos Button Cookies Are Shaped Like Clothing Fasteners
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76
Hybrid Cocoa Confections
Hybrid Cocoa Confections
These Valentine Brownie Cupcakes Will Make Your Mouth Water
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75
Pie-Inspired Fruit Desserts
Pie-Inspired Fruit Desserts
Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes Satisfy Your Craving for a Flaky Pastry
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74
Geometric Fondant Designs
Geometric Fondant Designs
The Geometric Cupcake Topper is Sleek and Delicious
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73
Croissant Cupcakes
Croissant Cupcakes
Dude Foods Creates a Hybrid Dessert Dubbed the 'Crupcake'
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72
Fall Fair Funnel Foods
Fall Fair Funnel Foods
This Autumn Appropriate Cupcake Amps Up a Confetionary Carnival Classic
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71
Confectionery Quinoa Recipes
Confectionery Quinoa Recipes
These Bittersweet Chocolate Cupcakes Are Made With Health in Mind
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70
Witchy Cauldron Cupcakes
Witchy Cauldron Cupcakes
This Halloween Cupcake is Decorated to Look like Bubbly Witch's Brew
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69
Pie-Inspired Cupcakes
Pie-Inspired Cupcakes
The Key Lime Cupcakes Will Put You in Vacation Mode
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68
Sweet Cupcake Cases
Sweet Cupcake Cases
These Edible Cupcake Wrappers From Dr. Oetker Could Revolutionize Baking
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67
Refreshing Watermelon Cupcakes
Refreshing Watermelon Cupcakes
These Delicious Cupcakes Look and Taste Like Fresh Watermelon
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66
Clever Line Casting Cakes
Clever Line Casting Cakes
These Going Fishin' Cupcakes Will Have Your Favorite Fisherman Hooked
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65
Sci-Fi Anniversary Sweets
Sci-Fi Anniversary Sweets
These Dr. Who Cupcakes Were Made For the Shows 50th Anniversary
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64
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
This 'Kitchen Treaty' Baked Goody is Brimming with Summer Fruit
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63
Fantasy Film Desserts
Fantasy Film Desserts
These Superfan-Made Hobbit Cupcakes Celebrate Birthdays and Movie Releases
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62
Invigoratingly Minty Cupcakes
Invigoratingly Minty Cupcakes
This 'My Baking Addiction' Dessert is Better Than Any Breath Mint
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Campfire-Inspired Muffins
Campfire-Inspired Muffins
The 'Gotta Have S'more' S'Muffins are Filled with Marshmallow Goodness
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60
Whipped Minty Frosted Treats
Whipped Minty Frosted Treats
The Mint Chocolate Cupcake Cones are a Little Bite of Christmas
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59
Miniature Canned Cakes
Miniature Canned Cakes
The Food Ministry Cake in a Can is Perfect for Any Occasion
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58
Icy Disney Princess Desserts
Icy Disney Princess Desserts
This Frozen Dessert Collection is Created by Japan's Cozy Corner
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57
Cinematic Monster Cupcakes
Cinematic Monster Cupcakes
These Monsters Inc. Cakes Recreate Characters from the Film
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Spud Concealing Cakes
Spud Concealing Cakes
These Sweet Potato Chocolate Cupcakes are for Gardeners with a Sweet Tooth
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Zombie Delicacy Cupcakes
Zombie Delicacy Cupcakes
These Halloween-Inspired Cupcakes Look Good Enough to Eat
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Boozy Pint Cupcakes
Boozy Pint Cupcakes
This Beer Cupcake is Shaped like Foaming Steins of Ale
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53
Extraterrestrial Tree Cupcakes
Extraterrestrial Tree Cupcakes
These Adorable Groot Cupcakes Celebrate the Guardians of the Galaxy
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Cult Cartoon Cupcakes
Cult Cartoon Cupcakes
These Adventure Time Cupcakes are Shaped like Finn and Jake the Dog
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51
Cactus-Like Confections
Cactus-Like Confections
The Camouflage Cupcakes by Lilly are Deliciously Manly
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50
Boston Cream Donut Cupcakes
Boston Cream Donut Cupcakes
These Cupcakes are a Hybrid Version of the Famous Boston Cream Donut
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49
Cinematic Dragon Cupcakes
Cinematic Dragon Cupcakes
These Fantasy Confectionaries Celebrate How to Train Your Dragon 2
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Fate-Inspired Confections
Fate-Inspired Confections
The Crumbs Fortune Cookie Cupcake Foresees a Tasty Future
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47
Milk Ball-Infused Cupcakes
Milk Ball-Infused Cupcakes
These Malted Rocky Road Brownie Cupcakes are a Sinful Sugary Snack
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Creamy Rabbit Egg Cupcakes
Creamy Rabbit Egg Cupcakes
These Cadbury Cream Creme Egg Cupcakes Define Easter Desserts
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Avian Imitation Sweets
Avian Imitation Sweets
Cupcakes and Cashmere's 'Coconut Nest Cupcakes' Mimics Bird Dwellings
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Cookie-Filled Cupcakes
Cookie-Filled Cupcakes
The '1fine Cookie' Reeces Pieces Cupcakes Will Increase Sugar Levels
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Sweet Soda-Infused Cupcakes
Sweet Soda-Infused Cupcakes
These Tasty Coca-Cola Cupcakes Combine Chocolate and Soda
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DIY Powdered Snowman Cupcakes
DIY Powdered Snowman Cupcakes
Bakerella's Frosty Cupcakes Make Adorably Snowy Sweets
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Thai Lemongrass Cupcakes
Thai Lemongrass Cupcakes
This Unique Cupcake Recipe Channels the Top Flavors of Thailand
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Deliciously Frozen Cupcake Treats
Deliciously Frozen Cupcake Treats
These Cupcakes are Crafty Decorated to Look Like Snow Cones
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Patriotic Ruffled Cupcakes
Patriotic Ruffled Cupcakes
These Memorial Cakes by Bakerella Wish You a Happy 4th of July
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Bite-Sized Creme Brulee Cakes
Bite-Sized Creme Brulee Cakes
This 'Cupcake Project' Recipe is a Multi-Layered Delight
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Classic Dessert Combo Cakes
Classic Dessert Combo Cakes
These Milk and Cookie Cupcakes Sport Tiny Biscuits and Bottles
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Triple-Mashed Desserts
Triple-Mashed Desserts
The Oreo and Peanut Butter Stuffed Red Velvet Cupcakes is Epic
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Extravagant Birthday Cupcakes
Extravagant Birthday Cupcakes
This $900 Gourmet Cupcake Was Made as a Special Birthday Surprise
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Puppet Cupcakes
Puppet Cupcakes
Le Dolci Muppet Cupcakes are a Famously Tasty Dessert Find
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Festive Reindeer Cupcakes
Festive Reindeer Cupcakes
Bakerella's Christmas Cupcake Recipe Recreates Santa's Reindeer
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Vino-Soaked Cakes
Vino-Soaked Cakes
These Chocolate and Goat Cheese Cupcakes are Topped with Red Wine
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Soldier Praising Cakes
Soldier Praising Cakes
These Veterans Day Cupcakes Honor Citizens Who Have Served
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Cherry Pie Cupcakes
Cherry Pie Cupcakes
This Cordial Sweet by Cupcake Garden is the Perfect Way to End a Meal
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Classic Candy Bar Cupcakes
Classic Candy Bar Cupcakes
This Making It With Danielle Baked Good Infuses Snickers Chocolate
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Disguised Cereal Cakes
Disguised Cereal Cakes
These Rice Krispie Cupcake Pops are Cute, Crisp and Delicious
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Fin-Toting Treats
Fin-Toting Treats
Cucakes and Cashmere’s ‘Shark Bite Cupcakes’ Are Nautical
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Autumn-Accented Cupcakes
Autumn-Accented Cupcakes
The Not Your Mommas Cookie End of Fall Baked Good is Seasonally Sweet
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Decadent Baseball-Themed Sweets
Decadent Baseball-Themed Sweets
These Ballpark Cupcakes Pay Homage to Classic Sporty Cuisine
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Euro Cup Cupcakes
Euro Cup Cupcakes
The Le Dolci Euro2012 Cupcakes are an Adorable Celebration
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Household Botanical Pastries
Household Botanical Pastries
These Plant Cupcakes Make Delicious Remakes of Household Plants
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Celestial Galaxy Cupcakes
Celestial Galaxy Cupcakes
These Vanilla Cupcakes Feature a Beautiful Galaxy Icing Design
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Mishmash Monster Desserts
Mishmash Monster Desserts
The Frankenstein Cupcakes are the Perfect Halloween Treat
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Cookie Dough Frosted Cupcakes
Cookie Dough Frosted Cupcakes
This 'Gimme Some Oven Peanut Chocolate' Recipe Will Railroad Diets
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Needle-Skewered Craft Cakes
Needle-Skewered Craft Cakes
These Nifty Knitting Cupcakes Will Wow and Delight Your Sewing Circle
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Nutty Soda Cakes
Nutty Soda Cakes
These Cocoa-Cola Peanut Butter Cupcakes Pay Tribute to a Classic Southern Snack
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Bite-Sized Campfire Cupcakes
Bite-Sized Campfire Cupcakes
The S'More or Less Treats Mimic Camping Snacks
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Dazzling Nocturnal Cakes
Dazzling Nocturnal Cakes
Improve Your Haunting Holiday with These Itty-Bitty Bat Cupcakes
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Iconic Pop Culture Cupcakes
Iconic Pop Culture Cupcakes
The 'Tattoo Cakes' Feature Commerical Images
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Smiling Faux Mammal Desserts
Smiling Faux Mammal Desserts
The Easy Little Pandas Treats Feature Animal Faces
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Sugary Pop Culture Mashups
Sugary Pop Culture Mashups
The Hello Kitty x Avengers Cupcakes are Daring and Cutesy
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Cute Jurassic Confections
Cute Jurassic Confections
Dinosaur Cupcakes are the Perfect Prehistoric Addition to Any Party
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Glorious Golden Hive Cakes
Glorious Golden Hive Cakes
These Chocolate Beehive Cupcakes are Creating a Buzz You Can't Refuse
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Triple Threat Cakes
Triple Threat Cakes
These Cupcake Cupcakes are Topped and Stuffed with Delicious Doppelgangers
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Creepy Crawly Baked Goods
Creepy Crawly Baked Goods
The Spider Cupcake Decorating Kit Makes the Best Halloween Cupcakes
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Flirty Duo Desserts
Flirty Duo Desserts
These Heart Polka Dot Macaron Cupcakes Are Deliciously Girly
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Exceptionally Chromatic Desserts
Exceptionally Chromatic Desserts
The Rainbow Bright Cupcakes Feature an Assortment of Colors
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Luscious Lemon Desserts
Luscious Lemon Desserts
The Brit & Co. Cupcake Recipe is Visually Appealing
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Psychedelic Technicolor Cupcakes
Psychedelic Technicolor Cupcakes
This Tie-Dye Cupcake Icing Looks Like a Rainbow
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Galactic Baked Goods
Galactic Baked Goods
These Star Wars Cupcakes are Forcefully Delicious
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3
Sweet Superhero Treats
Sweet Superhero Treats
These Avengers Cupcakes are the Tastiest Way to Geek Out
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2
Breakfast Cereal Cakes
Breakfast Cereal Cakes
These Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes Taste Like the Real Deal
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Expressive Animal Confections
Expressive Animal Confections
Bakerella's Panda Cupcakes are the Cutest Way to Get Your Sugar Fix
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