I’m having a wedding moment on Pinterest.
A reader (Hi, Elizabeth!) inspired me to make a wedding board since she’s getting married in June.
I was totally stoked to start perusing ideas for weddings when, not surprisingly, I’ve become obsessed with trolling the “Wedding and Events” section.
Like, I haven’t pinned any food-related items in days. It’s all about balloons, DIY lace lanterns, and intricately-beaded backings on dresses.
Which is cool and all. I am, after all, a woman, and hereby am allowed to extensively plan and overthink wedding details since the age of infancy.
Unfortunately, I didn’t care too much about weddings as a girl. I didn’t have those moments of “OMG, this is my dress” and I certainly didn’t discuss wedding deets with my friends over our junior high lunch break. It was a wedding–an exciting moment, sure–but nothing “special.” And now, I’m totally all about finding unique wedding ideas for my future wedding…
…one which, uh, isn’t “in the works” and well, isn’t even “planned.”
I’m kinda sorta not even engaged. In fact, I’m nowhere near being engaged or married or anything like that.
And I think Jessie is starting to worry that I’m going to become one of those girls who starts throwing around the term “forever & ever” or “til death do us part” randomly and insists on dragging him into Tiffany “just to look!” because oh my god, I never want to be her.
I just want to be the girl who secretly fawns over the perfect wedding hair or unique ways to incorporate Mason jars into the reception (Do you know all the cool ways you can use those things?! Mason is a freaking genius).
So when the time does come, we’ll literally be engaged for like, five minutes before I’ve already crafted the perfect Mason jar chandelier and will already have match boxes with our initials etched on the front to hand out to guests.
…Oh, and did I mention I may be kinda sorta serious about a carnival-inspired wedding? HOW FREAKING COOL WOULD THAT BE?! Candy party favors. Dessert buffets. Wacky, knock-your-pants-off alcoholic drinks in fun colors and flavors like cotton candy. And he can wear a flower pin that squirts water and I’ll wear a squeaky red nose.
How cute, right?!
Though, er, no clowns. I still have fears after growing up in my grandma’s house with her collection of Red Skelton clown paintings and plates. Freaky, bro.
So even if I’m not getting married anytime soon, we can still celebrate the fact that it’s my un-wedding! Mini Cake Batter Cheesecakes are the perfect way to celebrate, methinks.
And they’re way easy, so you can eat them and then get back to celebrating with me. Just, uh, keep this between Jessie and I–he doesn’t need to feel the pressure. We’ll just get him stuffed on cheesecakes and he’ll be juuuuust fine.
2 pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
A heaping 1/2 cup funfetti cake mix, sifted
1/2 cup sprinkles
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 cup graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with about 15 paper liners; set aside.
2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press a heaping Tablespoon or so in the bottom of each paper liner. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Add the sifted cake mix and sprinkles and stir gently to combine.
3. Portion heaping Tablespoonfuls of cheesecake into each muffin cup. Bake for approx. 15-20 minutes, checking at the 15-minute-mark, until the center comes out clean and the tops are set and lightly golden. Cool completely, then store in the fridge.
I hope you enjoy!