I love summer. I always have. It’s my favorite season. Knowing this, I’m not sure why I remain in the Northeast, where there’s that season-that-shall-not-be-named, full of snow, ice and misery. I believe my love of summer stems from my love of being outdoors. So for the majority of summer, I’m out there more than in here. Thus the reason I have posted anything in over a month.
I have, however been doing a lot of baking recently. so I figured the time has come to share it with the universe. Last week, I made two different kinds of cupcakes for a post-wedding celebration. The first of the two was Cookies and Cream. I made up the batter and mixed in crushed fake oreos (faux-reos).
Next, I baked them (obviously).
Then, I decorated them with cookies and cream frosting, and half a faux-reo on top.
The other type of cupcake was Chocolate with Cream Cheese Frosting.
I baked those as well (duh). They rose rather nicely.
Next, I topped them with a large dollop of cream cheese frosting.
Finally, I sprinkled them with shaved chocolate.
I took super close up shots of them both, because I’m obsessed with super close up shots of food.
It was fun making these. It made me want to make more cupcakes again. So I think I just might. But first, an oreo coffee cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day. It’s cooling RIGHT NOW! Stay tuned for more details…. 🙂