Birthday Wishes & Oreo Frosting
Three years ago today we welcomed the final piece to our family puzzle, Little Miss R was born. Happy as can be, she hasn't taken a break from smiling since. Baby girl lottery won!
It's especially hard for me to believe she's 3, my baby girl, she's everything in life I've wished for her so far, with a few extra qualities thrown in for good measure:
Killer Dance Moves
The Best Laugh Ever
Master Pirate Skills (watch out Captain Hook)
She makes me so proud, and more so with each passing day. Her smile alone is reason to wake up every morning, I love her to the moon and back.
It's worth noting that the week leading up to her birthday, R provided me with a countdown to Sunday (on the off chance I would forget.) She would break out singing "Happy Birthday to Me" anywhere, like grocery stores, bathroom stalls, or at school (despite other kids birthdays,) I guess you could say she was excited?
R's only birthday request was chocolate cake, icing and 3 candles.
So in an effort to ensure her sweet tooth was satisfied, I made chocolate cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream Icing.
Happy Birthday to the prettiest little girl I know. I love and adore you.
Oreo Buttercream Icing
Ingredients:1 cup unsalted butter, softened
6-7 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 Oreo cookies, chopped fine
Method:Place the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of sugar, followed by the milk and vanilla. On medium speed, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the incing is thick enough to be of spreading consistency. Fold in chopped Oreos.
Fill piping bag or spread evenly over cupcakes or cake.
Note: use and store icing at room temperature, icing will set if chilled. Icing can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Yields: 1(9-inch) 3 layer cake.
Adapted from Vanilla Buttercream Icing