My brother came to town. I promised him treats while he was here, and this was first up.
The cake is just plain-Jane vanilla. But the frosting is what’s special. It’s FULL of Oreos! I made my normal buttercream recipe, and added half a package of crushed Oreos. Why just half a package you’re wondering?
…because the other half was a little busy… Being baked into the bottom of the cupcakes!
I also made mini ones without the Oreo in the bottom. Because I only had 1 pack of Oreos, and half of them went into the frosting. Plus, mini cupcakes go further when sharing. Which my coworkers appreciate. :)
These cupcakes were kind of a trial-run for a wedding this fall. One of the them was taken to the bride and she approved!
I got the amazing opportunity to make gender reveal treats for another friend!
There was a twist this time. The answer on whether they were having a boy or girl – was NOT inside the treats.
The mama-to-be’s mother planned the party and asked me to put yellow inside of the cake and cupcakes.
I used vanilla pudding dyed yellow for the filling.
The outside of the cake was decorated with both blue and pink swirled together. I was inpired by this cake by Rosie of Sweetopolita.
The top of the cake was the ultimate question – Boy or Girl?
…and when the parents-to-be cut into the cake… they were pretty confused and irritated. (They did find out the sex of the baby another way right after that and it was pretty fun and cute. They are having a girl!)
Each guest got a matching cupcake.
The swirls on the cupcakes were a little trickier, but I liked the way they turned out.
Made these cupcakes for my mommy for her birthday. I surprised her and brought them to her in the morning so she could take them to work with her to share with her coworkers!
I started with fresh farm-stand strawberries. Pureed them…
…then used the pureed strawberries in place of water in a box white cake mix. I also added a good amount of red food color because the batter was actually purple-ish after adding the strawberries and I wanted them to be bright and vibrant.
I wanted to dunk my face in that bowl. My whole kitchen smelled amazing!
They baked up beautifully!
I topped these cupcakes with Nestle Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Frosting.
It’s a very yummy frosting, but I personally think it was a little too rich and took away from the special flavor of these cupcakes. Next time I will try something else that’s more subtle.
My mommy and all her coworkers loved them!
I got the amazing opportunity to create some gender reveal cupcakes for one of my best friends. I made these not too long ago for another mama, and so I wanted to change it up a bit this time.
This time, I was NOT allowed to know ahead of time. So I had to make both pink and blue, mark them in separate containers, and the mama-to-be mixed the right one in while no one was looking.
I made white frosting for the tops. Then I “painted” pink and blue food color gel in stripes inside the piping bag…
Then carefully filled the bags with the white frosting.
When I piped swirls on the cupcakes, these pretty pink and blue streaks came through.
LOVE this technique, I will definitely be doing it again!
P.S. It was a GIRL! We can’t seem to locate the picture of the mama-to-be with the pink inside. :(