Step Right Up, Here is Some Cool Circus-Themed Food
Besides children, senior citizens and a good portion of adults, who doesn’t love the circus? It’s America’s 19th favorite pastime, behind deciding what to watch on Netflix — but not actually watching it — and swimming in winter. Seriously, though, the circus has enjoyed one of the longest mainstays in culture, with some dating back to the 1700s. It’s only appropriate, then, that the world takes notice and creates some themed food to celebrate its legacy. Get your head out of that lion’s mouth; here is some cool circus grub.
You can be relatively sure that these clown cupcakes will not lie waiting under your bed to strangle you in your sleep as they hum "Yankee Doodle." Relatively sure.
Funnel Cake Burger
Live every day like it’s your last with this funnel cake burger. Also, incidentally, any day you eat one of these burgers could actually be your last. Hey, nobody said circus life would be easy.
Sure, you could make a happy face pancake like every other idealistic breakfast eater, or you could go try your hand at this pachydermal pancake of elephantine proportions.
How long has it been since you actually stumbled upon a big top? Get a circus-themed cake and it’ll be like the big top is right there in your living room, only without all of the elephant poop to clean up.
Via Peggy Does Cake
Circus Peanut Jell-O
Combining circus peanuts and gelatin isn’t quite as weird as it sounds. In any event, it’s no weirder than circus peanuts themselves, in all of their bright-orange, vaguely banana-flavor glory.
Via Feed the Spirit
Gourmet Candy Apples
It used to be that candy apples were a food of the people. After all, they usually consisted of just an apple dipped in caramel. Nowadays, however, you can really class up the joint, like these fancy-pants apples.
Via Hope Studios
Homemade Circus Animal Cookies
Since the early 20th century, Mother’s Circus Animal Cookies have practically cornered the market of pink-and-white-frosted cookies vaguely shaped like circus animals. We have the recipe that empowers you to make your own.
Get the Recipe: Christmas "Circus" Cookies
Cotton Candy Spritzers
Sure, you could just eat a gob of cotton candy like a normal person, but where is the fun in that? Instead, drink your cotton candy. This spritzer mixes everyone’s favorite edible textile with Sprite to make something downright refreshing.
Hot Dogs and Pretzels BFFs
What do you get when you combine two circus favorites: hot dogs and soft pretzels? This wacky sandwich. Why do we continue to use regular hot dog buns when these exist? That could be one of the great questions of the modern age.
Circus Popcorn Cupcakes
Nothing says circus more than salty popcorn. Relive the glory days with these popcorn-themed cupcakes. Oh, yeah. You could also relive those glory days by just making popcorn.
Via Juneberry Lane