Bakerhi turned 4 today! It’s also my 25th birthday!
But let’s hear it for my husband who saved the day and made me a birthday cake because I got sick and had to work late (from home) last night instead of baking.
My hero! <3
Have a slice of cake today in my honor! It won’t count towards your diet, promise ;)
Thank you all so much for following me!
Supernatural comes back tomorrow, so here’s a pie that just so happened to be the last thing I baked.
Apple pie is amazing, and it’s also really good with graham cracker crust.
Dean Winchester is also amazing.
Eat pie forever.
You went to pax east!! That's super awesome! Although I'm not into games much, I'd still love to see your nerdy side show here on tumblr. Oh and did you go to anime Boston this year? I went for the first time and it was amazing!
Yeah this was my first year at Pax East and it was amazing, I had such a blast in the tabletop section, which I wasn’t expecting. I wish the demo lines in the game room weren’t so long, BUT I did get to play some pretty neat indie games.
I haven’t gone to Anime Boston, but I have gone to both I-CON (Long Island) and Otakon (Baltimore) a number of times. I’ve also gone to NYCC twice, which I honestly don’t recommend. Too crowded. I mostly go to people watch since I’m not super into Anime, but PAX was right up my alley with all the gamer related stuff.
Also, ratio to men and women? Every 1 in 15 people were female, if I had to guess. Even though most studies are saying that the ratio IRL is more like 49/51%. I just want to SEE it.
First, I want to apologize to anyone who has been patiently awaiting another recipe on my blog. Work has been kicking my butt and for anyone who can hold down two jobs with one of them being “Full Time Graphic Designer” in any way, shape or form, my hat goes off to you. And I did make an apple pie recently, but my cobbler came out terribly salty so that was a bust.
BUT, Like this post if you wouldn’t mind seeing some gaming/nerd related posts in between recipe posts on this blog. I have a boatload of board games that go great with cupcakes & other goodies.
But let’s be real, who doesn’t love cupcakes and games?
Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream Frosting
Yield: 18 cupcakes
Check out the old post here!
For the cupcakes:
- 2 sticks sweet butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups Self Rising Flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 10-12 crushed Oreo cookies (these are cookie dough flavored - but you can do it with any of them!)
Preheat to 350 - bakes for 18-20 minutes
- Whisk the flour/baking soda together in a bowl, set aside
- In another bowl, mix the softened butter, sugar and vanilla until they’re a good solid mass. Then, add the eggs and mix together (this is similar to making cookie dough, for my fellow bakers. At least, this is how I handle it)
- Gradually add the flour until ya done.
- Throw in your cookies and mash them up (so you have some big and some little chunks) and then fill your cupcake containers. Bake away!
Yield: 18 cupcakes.
For the frosting:
- 4 cups confectioners sugar
- 1 stick unsalted sweet butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2-3 tbsp milk
- 5-8 oreos
Soften the butter, add the sugar and vanilla. Gradually add the milk as you need it, until “soft peaks” form (aka the frosting looks soft and fluffy). You can either throw some Oreo’s into the finished frosting, or use them more as a garnish and top your cupcakes deliciously :)
This recipe is great! Crunchy cookies in the batter to add a little to your fluffy cupcake, and you can’t go wrong with homemade frosting. Fresh frosting all DAY. :)
I’m an Oreo enthusiast, I just recently came into owning an oreo tin from the 90’s (my mom has one, I don’t know how I lived without it after I moved out!) and I just transferred all my Oreo’s into it. Is it blasphemy that I put different flavors in the same tin? I think it’s okay. I’m eating them all equally. With peanut butter and almond milk. Mmmmmm.