best original cupcake…or screenplay

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For this year’s Oscars show I went to a spaghetti western-themed party in honor of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Charged with bringing dessert, I let my imagination go wild! I decided to go with these spaghetti & meatball cupcakes. Built on a red velvet cupcake, I topped each cupcake with cream cheese frosting using a squeeze bottle so I could imitate the long strands of spaghetti.  Next up, the meatball, which is actually an Oreo truffle.  These are super simple to make – toss Oreos & cream cheese in a food processor, form into balls & dip in chocolate! Finally, some faux marinara (raspberry) sauce to top it all off! I saw these cowboy inspired toothpicks at Sur La Table and couldn’t resist the extra frill they bring to the final product!

Congrats to Quentin Tarantino for his win in the best original screenplay category! Django Unchained was indeed an original movie, well done.

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