I had been listening to Jen, the author of the fantastically delicious Beantown Baker blog, go on an on about Oreo cupcakes for a while now. Whenever I turned to her for some advice on something yummy to make, without a doubt, she always suggested her Oreo cupcakes. I can't say I blame her, Oreos in cake form? How can one pass that up? I knew I would eventually get around to making these and the only question left was when.
|Oreo Cake - cooling and waiting to be decorated|
This past weekend I belatedly celebrated my friend John's birthday. John and I were friends in high school and have just recently reconnected after finding out that we don't live all that far away from each other. I thought that his birthday was a great excuse to finally make Jen's Oreo cupcakes, only instead of cupcakes, I made them into a cake, mainly because I have all these fun decorating tools in my culinary school kit and I wanted to try it out!
About the recipe: the recipe itself is pretty straightforward and easy. I just threw everything into my mixer and the toughest part was cutting up all those bits of Oreos and then figuring out how I wanted to decorate the cake. I ended up pulverizing Oreos and pushing them up into the sides of the cake and then I dyed some of the icing blue and piped stars all around the boarder and decorated the top. I was happy with the outcome of the cake and it made me really excited to get to the cake decorating classes in culinary school. I hate baking but I just love the creativity of decorating. There's just something about swirling around icing on a blank cake and dressing it up to make it special.
The results were great and it came out really well, with a moist and delicious cake that had ample pieces of crunchy Oreo bits running all through it. I would totally make this again and I also want to make them in cupcake form next time.
To view the recipe, click here.