Around here we loooooove Oreos, so for the Mr. ‘s Birthday I decided to cram as much Oreos in a cake as I could. It really couldn’t be more simple, you just have to beef up a regular old box cake.
Follow the directions on the box for the cake and add about 12 crushed Oreos to the batter. Pour the batter into two 8″ round pans. Save about 1 cup. Lay as many whole Oreos into the batter as you’d like, I put about 7 in each pan. Use the left over batter to cover each of the Oreos. Bake!
For the frosting put 4 cups of powdered sugar in your mixing bowl and add 2 sticks (1cup) of butter into the bowl. Mix on high for 3 minutes. (Start slow or you’ll have a powdered sugar explosion :) Scrape the bowl and add 1 tsp vanilla and 2 tablespoons of whipping cream, mix on high for another couple of minutes. Around the last 30 seconds or so add some crushed Oreo.
Let the cakes cool and frost that Oreo goodness. You can’t have a birthday cake without sprinkles so go ahead and add lots of those too!
Did I mention the Mr. turned 30 last week? Must be rough being that old. Lucky for me I still have about 6 months to go :)
I did great all weekend until tonight at bath time. Finally it all hit me and the tears started welling up. Everyone I’ve talked to over the past year has told me to enjoy each moment because the time will fly by. Man does it. We have been so lucky to have a happy and healthy little girl. She has given us the best year of our life- by far. I still miss being in the hospital the weekend she was born and soaking in the time with family and our closest friends. Since that weekend we have celebrated so many “firsts” with her. It’s amazing what you’ll keep track of, her first ride in a shopping cart, her first Starbucks (don’t worry, just a vanilla bean frapp), the first time she pooped in the tub… the list goes on and on. Anyways, I’m obviously sentimental right now and rambling on and on but the moral of the story is I love my baby girl more than I could ever attempt to put into words. She is BY FAR my best accomplishment. Happy 1st Birthday Presley Ryan!! WE LOVE YOU!
One last snap from our walk back home. Imagine what the people who passed us on the path thought… I had P and a giant balloon (plus an awesome outfit) and the Husband was carrying her highchair and a rocking horse. Just another day in his awesome life.
We started a birthday tradition this morning by fixin’ up some cake batter pancakes with LOTS of sprinkles. They were really yummy- tasted just like birthday cake. I used a recipe I found on Pinterest.
I think she liked them!
Here’s a snap from today at her low key family party. I’ll post about her big birthday bash tomorrow.