To rewind a bit, I'd like to share the cupcakes that I made for Courtney's bachelorette party. I sent the bride-to-be a text one day and asked what her favorite dessert was. I was prepared to try and whip up the "cupcake version" of whatever it is that makes her splurge. An avid runner and fitness guru, I wasn't sure what she would come up with. Evidently, Courtney is not very high maitenance. What is her favorite? None other than a classic Oreo cookie. I can absolutely work with that.
To make an "Oreo Cupcake", the basic recipes are taken a step further. I used my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe, courtesy of the lovely Pioneer Woman, and also made a batch of basic buttercream. To give the cupcake an Oreo twist, I food processed half of a box and added the crumbs into the buttercream. This can be done as heavily or lightly as you prefer. I was considering stopping there, but then I remembered a picture I had spotted on Pinterest (which by the way, is the best site EVER...get involved.) I saw that some genius had decided to add a whole Oreo at the bottom of every cupcake liner. "What? That can't work.." I threw them in, figuring it was worth a shot.
The results were delicious. It's the best of both worlds, a perfectly delicious cupcake with a crunchy Oreo in every bite. I piped the buttercream on top, and then placed an Oreo Mini in the frosting's peak.
Courtney's night out was an absoulte blast and the cupcakes had no chance of survival. I am told that it was the perfect "after bar" snack!
|The gorgeous bride to be!|
Congratulations, Courtney and Justin! You two make a wonderful (and adorable) couple!