It all started with a simple photo e-mailed to her: a cupcake with an Oreo base and a Reese in the middle. The photo was a cross-section shot of the cupcake, so we could see exactly how it was constructed. The thing is…she doesn’t like chocolate cupcakes. So we had to come up with a different flavor cupcake and then apply the candy-construction concept to the cupcakes. Thankfully we’re both super smart, so we figured it out no problem.
She tackled the cake flavor and I tackled the frosting. Why yes, we do love the divide and conquer strategy. Thanks to my good friend Google, I found a terrific Whipped Oreo Frosting recipe. My only concern was that Kelsie is allergic to dairy, and the frosting was mostly heavy cream. She said it would be okay, that she just wouldn’t eat a bunch in one sitting and she’d be fine. So we went ahead and baked the cupcakes, added the Reese’s, let them cool (this way the Reese’s soften and situate themselves within the cupcake). Then we made the frosting.
We whipped the cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until it was fluffy and forming into thick folds. Then we used a food processor to reduce some Oreos to mere crumbs and folded those in the frosting. Then we filled up our piping bags and got to work.
The result? Total and complete Aw–wait for it–some-ness. Total awesomeness. We rocked the cake worlds’ socks off. Put that in your pastry bag and pipe it! (Sorry, still trying to work that phrase into mainstream media).