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Does anyone else remember funfetti cake from when we were kids? You know the kind with the sprinkles baked inside? Well! I am having SUCH a craving for funfetti cupcakes, I can barely even stand it. So I guess we know what I’ll be baking tonight!

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  1. My new guilty pleasure is hemp seltzer I get from the mini mart across the street from my work. It’s refreshing & relaxing, which is nice since the days are warmer now. So, this Cann sounds perfect for a warm Sunday funday drink.

  2. i personally feel that, besides being delicious, funfetti is an EXCELLENT way to spread the gay agenda.

    ps – if you haven’t made cookies with funfetti cake mix, you’re missing out!

    • I would like more information on the ps. Like, I’m assuming you don’t just plop down spoonfuls of the cake batter and get delicious cookies—or do you? I don’t know how baking works.

      • This is the recipe I usually use, with the following changes:
        – I use bread flour instead of regular flour (it works fine with regular flour – bread flour makes cookies chewier and that’s the texture I like:) )
        – I chill the dough a couple hours to overnight (again, makes them chewier)
        – I add in a chopped up white chocolate bar (because it’s delicious)

        There are lots of recipes out there, though – this is just the one I’ve kind of glommed onto

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