cookies ‘n cream cake with chocolate buttercream.

photo from my instagram

a quick update to share my latest cake! a cookies and cream cake decorated with chocolate and vanilla buttercream.

if you know your oreos well, you’ll notice the piping is inspired by milk’s favorite cookie. i must say, this is some of my best piping yet.

i’m still messing around with the cookies and cream cake recipe, so here’s the chocolate buttercream recipe for now.

chocolate buttercream
from wilton

yield about 3 cups

ingredients
1/2 cup shortening
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup cocoa powder
4 cups confectioner’s sugar

in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat together shortening and butter. add in vanilla extract and cocoa powder until incorporated. a cup at a time, add the confectioner’s sugar. once all the confectioner’s sugar has been mixed in, add milk a tablespoon at a time until buttercream is fluffy. use right away to frost cake or cupcakes. yum!

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(chocolate dipped) oreo cookie balls.

it was a packed weekend with my friend, L, coming to visit from north carolina. we went to a graduation celebration that the office for multicultural programs puts on every year. we also bopped around the city, trying to get in all the things that he misses now that he’s not here.

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