Sunday, 13 May 2012

Oreolicious!

So I have wanted to bake some Oreo cupcakes for a while now and finally got around to it last week, and the Oreo's were even on special at Woolworths, Awesome! it was definitely a sign for me to bake :)
I found a recipe online from a fellow blogger, looked like the best and easiest one out there http://www.bakerella.com/cookies-and-cream-cupcakes/

The recipe was a little different to normal especially with adding hot water, Ive never baked cupcakes that have added water. So the mixture was quite runny, but she said to expect that so I didn't worry too much 


The rest was quite normal. So you can add your Oreo's in a few different ways, either twist and split the Oreo and add half to the bottom of the tray with the cream side up, or crush them up a bit and add them in ...



I was going to grab the traditional Oreo's but ended up getting the strawberry and double choc ones, just to make things a little different. You could also use the mini oreo's, it's up to you what you want to do. 



     So you pour the mixture in and bake and then come out looking like this ...


Delish! Now to the frosting ...
You can use shortening to make the frosting white to add to the whole 'oreoness' of the cupcake, but I just did normal buttercream frosting and added white icing colour. I found it in a Kitchen shop the other day and its great! As the name states its white colour, its done by Wilton so you can prob check it out at http://www.wilton.com/ and find out what shops near you have it. They say don't add too much otherwise it changes the flavour of the frosting, but I didn't seem to notice any difference, but you do need to use a lot of it to get it quite white. So just normal frosting, then add crushed up bits of oreo biscuits (the other half of the ones you added to the bottom of the cupcake) Tip: make sure the oreo crumbs are just that, crumbs! with no little chunky bits in there. As if you don't crush them properly they will get stuck in your frosting tip and your frosting wont come out! I learnt that the hard way unfortunately haha
Then you can decorate however you like, I kept it simple and simply added mini oreo's on top ... 




Mmmm delish! Cant wait to bake these again!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Bitesize ...


So I was out shopping the other night and I found this great little book, in a ladies clothes shop, of all places!

I had a quick flick through it and found something I wanted to make on every page ...


Raspberry cupcakes with white chocolate ganache


Vanilla whoopie pies with white choc chips


Mini coconut cakes


Black velvet whoopie pies


Hibiscus vodka pops

I have never even made macaroons or 'whoopie pies' pies before but they look delish! Has anyone made macaroons before? What tips woud you give me?