So – a while back I saw a cheesecake pops recipe on Bakerella’s site and thought I’d make and send them in for Matt’s Texas National Guard Unit – well, friends, time got in the way. Life gets crazy sometimes. I didn’t forget, but it is all kinds of hard trying to mix a thick batter using just a cheap – o hand mixer. Cheap – o hand mixer that cost $6 using a grocery store coupon. A lot of my baking was stopped – like the parking lot on MOPAC at 5:18pm on Friday. After trying to use the hand mixer and having it lock up on me and smell of burnt plastic – I went shopping and was told to pick out a stand mixer. YAY! Let us fast forward to last week, and this is what was said. “My unit was assigned desserts!” (Honestly, I think they know about my baking and “they” assigned Matt’s unit desserts for a reason – or I’d like to believe that – don’t rain on my parade!) The Heavens opened up and I heard the angels sing – I LOVE TO BAKE!! So I’ve been told I need to bake something for an upcoming event – for his unit. I’ve decided against the original (maybe not...I can't make my mind up) plan but still opting for cupcakes – I have two different recipes in mind. The first being the Malted Milk Balls Cupcakes and the second is one a friend just made - Key Lime Pie Cupcakes with Coconut Meringue (found in the cake mix doctor cupcake cookbook).