Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Oreo Cupcakes!

Let's get one thing straight.

I love cupcakes. I really do. I think they are fantastic. Adorable even. A joy to bake and something that brings a smile to any sane human being. Which is why a few Fridays ago I settled down for a quiet evening baking some homemade Oreos to turn into Oreo Cupcakes (adapted from Cupcake Project's incredible Oreo Cupcakes with a built-in cup of milk!).

Homemade Oreos have changed my world. I always hate to eat anything packed with preservatives and possessing an ingredient list that looks more like the periodic table than food. So these "Oreos" are a perfect solution. Plus, the dough is phenomenal. I swear I ended up eating a good third of it. I mean...purely for quality control purposes, right?

I decided to use my Oreos in cupcakes. Of course. What else would I do with them?? :)

Now, once in awhile I have a little kitchen disaster. And by once in awhile, I mean pretty often. I have a tendency to multitask and forget about things. I'm not quite sure what happened this time, but when I went to check on the cupcakes halfway through the baking time, they were rising and they were rising FAST. I mean, these babies were on a mission to the top and there was no way they were going to slow down.

Pretty, right?

After a minor stress/freaking out/tantrum fit, I perservered and I'm happy to say the little cakes turned out beautifully. Now, please erase the image of the above cupcakes from your mind and feast your eyes on the following:

Please note Buddha in the background :)

My new cupcake boxes!

In other news, I was hired to bake cupcakes for one of my co-worker's wedding on June 6th! Thus, I've been making cupcakes like crazy ever since. Check back for cookie dough cupcakes in a few days :)


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