special cupcakes and my man took one bite and said, "Babe, you must blog on this." And I put my hand on my hip, rolled my eyes and said, "It's not like I reinvented the wheel or anything," To which he took another mouthful and said, "I don't care.... blog it. They rock." So... here they are. You can thank my man for this one. And no... they are not P90X approved, but I'm cheating tonight and I'll be eating a whole one while I celebrate one of the sweetest women I've ever known. Besides my
So you begin with a yellow box cake mix. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners, and place one Oreo cookie into the bottom of each liner. Then, place all the remaining Oreos into a ziplock bag, and let the nearest hoodlums beat it to death with a rolling pin. While they are doing that, prepare the batter according to directions on the box. Set aside half of the crushed Oreos. Stir the other half of crushed Oreo cookies right into your batter. Spoon Oreo cake batter right into your liners, and bake according to instructions. (You may have to decrease your baking time by a few minutes due to the Oreo at the bottom.)
make some frosting!! I took mine from Martha Stewart and added Oreos. Heaven...
*Beat 4 1/2 sticks room-temperature butter and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually add an additional 5 1/4 cups powdered sugar. Add 1 1/2 tbsp milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Beat until pale and fluffy. Now stir in remaining crushed Oreo cookies. Store at room temperature until ready to use.
I thought the finishing touch (because all cupcakes need a finishing touch, right?) would be a tiny Oreo cookie perched right on top of that fluffy Oreo frosting.
Etsy additions- (I'm donating 30% of my July profits to my blog friend Kearsie and her sweet family, while she battles breast cancer. Thank you guys for being such a huge part of that!) I made a camera strap for myself, and it was so cute, I made one extra. (I'm aware that everyone out there is making camera straps, so I'm not making these for my store anymore, but I couldn't resist adding this one.) FYI, I also reduced the prices of a few things in my store so I could begin thinking about a Fall collection.
favorite items too, like Mr and Mrs pillow slips and "eat" napkins. Man, I love those things!
kind word, not to mention orders and love sent Kearsie's way. I just love you guys!