Tuesday, March 8

Writer's Block--Broken with cookies

    You ever get writer's block when sitting down to blog? I've started a few posts within the last few days, but they haven't made it past the first sentence or two. I've been in the kitchen, but when I sit down to blog about it my concentration and attention just goes off in some other direction. So, today I am not going to bed until I finish this post. 
    Okay, this last week or so I've been working on some cupcakes. (See, I've been working on a business plan for my cupcake bakery. That is actually why I have been so absent lately.) My first work of art was a lemon cupcake with a blackberry frosting. The frosting was made using fresh blackberries and had lemon zest. Nate loved them and his enjoyment grows with each time he has one since the lemon zest has had time to develop. 

    Today, I had some more fun in the kitchen. I came up with two more cupcakes. The first one is an Oreo cupcake. It is a chocolate cake with a white chocolate Oreo cream frosting with an Oreo on top. The second is a Dr. Pepper cupcake. It is a vanilla cake with a Dr Pepper, black cherry jam, and red raspberry jam syrup and topped with a Dr Pepper frosting. Ya see, today is my hubby's birthday and Dr Pepper is his favorite soda. So I wanted to create something for him. 

    While I'm not too sure about the second cupcake that came out of today, I LOVED the Oreo cupcake! I made a chocolate cake that actually has a texture of a cross between a cupcake and a brownie. The frosting is a white chocolate frosting. Incorporated into the frosting is Oreo crumbs that I made by pulsing some double-stuffed cookies in the food processor. I tell you, this is an Oreo cookie in cupcake frosting. No joke!

They are so gooood and so pretty that I had to post some more pictures. :)


  1. Dr. Pepper frosting? That sounds cool! In South Carolina, we'd have to make Cheerwine fristing... that's the signature drink here! Those Oreo cupcakes look FAB! I want one for breakfast this morning! :) I go through periods of writer's block. I am always conflicted... do you write a crappy post just to say you wrote something? Or do you wait until you have something worthwhile to say? I go back and forth.

  2. I can tell you one person who would order 12 dozen of those Dr. Pepper cupcakes a year, MY DAD! He would love those things haha. The oreo cupcakes are so much fun and they look delicious!

  3. I get writers block EVERY time I go to blog! I'm sure these cupcakes would help though! :D

  4. Oh i'm curious about the dr. pepper ones! Why weren't you thrilled with them? But Oreo cookie frosting sounds dee-lish!

  5. Dr Pepper is my favorite, I'd love to give that frosting a try! Boyfriend loves oreos, so those would be right up his alley.

  6. Liz, I couldn't agree more! Crappy post just to have something--or--periods of time between posts worth reading. I'm so glad it's not just me! :)

    Raven, My mother-in-law LOVED the Dr Pepper cupcakes. I can tell you for sure, your Dad wouldn't be disappointed. :)

    Melissa, I wasn't thrilled with them because I didn't feel I was able to extract as much flavor as I was hoping. I didn't really get any complaints from Nate or his mom though. :) And they both drink the soda--I don't drink soda.

    Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment! My hubby told me that the Oreo cupcakes taste just like the cookie, only better. :) I think this one is a keeper.

  7. Oreo cupcakes...yes please! The lemon and blackberry ones sound wonderful as well!!


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