Current Obsessions

Hi there! Today we’re starting a recurring feature, our current obsessions, which will feature products, restaurants, other blogs, etc. that we are totally obsessed with at the moment! Think of it as a personal Pinterest board just for our readers. These are the things we think you guys will absolutely love, because we do, too!

You guys, can you believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?? (P.S. have we mentioned how much we LOVE this holiday?! I mean, with all the girly, pink, hearts, and sparkly things how can you not love it?!) One of our favorite parts about Valentine’s Day is baking super cute (and of course, tasty) treats-stay tuned for recipes! And the best part about baking? Decorating! Who doesn’t love a perfectly-iced cupcake topped with adorable and festive sprinkles? Sometimes it can be hard to find just the right “accessory” for your dessert, but search no more! We have stumbled upon the most adorable online sprinkle shop, Sweetapolita.

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I mean, how cute are those sprinkles? This shop seriously has some of the best sprinkle mixes we’ve seen, perfect for decorating all those V-Day desserts! They come in several different varieties, from single-color to mixes of shape and size. You can also order sets of multiple sprinkle bottles, and everything is reasonably priced.

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and you guys…the BEST part?? There are TONS of vegan sprinkles to choose from!

How cute would these edible, vegan stars be on a perfectly-iced cake??

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So, head over to Sweetapolita, order some super cute sprinkles, and get baking! Everyone wil be seriously swooning over your adorably-accessorized desserts. Happy baking!

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Sugar and Spice

Every fall, our adorable mom sends us care packages full of seasonal baking accessories (thanks, mom!)- cupcake liners, sprinkles, you name it! This fall was no different, and one day after work we returned home to find an amazing care package packed to the brim. Growing up, the three of us would bake at least every week, always fighting over who got to lick the spoon. Our mom made baking a tradition for any occasion and it is still one of our favorite activities every time we are together. Now that Jess and I both live together in San Francisco and our mom is still back in San Diego, baking just isn’t the same without her! Her thoughtful care packages give us a way to include her in each cupcake and cookie even though she may be 500 miles away. We couldn’t wait to use these cute cupcake liners and fall sprinkles, and what better way to celebrate fall than with pumpkin cupcakes?! We are pumpkin obsessed around here, and wait patiently for autumn to arrive every year so we can use it in just about every recipe. This time, we include both vegan and non vegan versions with maple and cinnamon frosting. Enjoy!

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