Oreo Surprise Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting

Yesterday was my dad's birthday so my brother walked me to the store get ingredients to make these delicious Oreo cupcakes (My mom's car was in the repair shop)! My dad is turning 46, so I made 23 cupcakes and put two candles in each of them! I also put a colorful pinwheel flag into the cupcakes and a little Oreo! I thought it was so cute! 

For my dad's birthday I did a carnival theme, which means in every room there was a different game. In the family room, I did a game show kind of thing where my mom and brother would answer 15 questions and whoever got the most right would win a whole day with dad! In the dining room, I did a game called "Pin the Hearts on the Daddy" where it was like Pin the Tail on the Donkey! In the kitchen there was a game called "Question Time," where you at roll a die and you answer one of six questions depending on what number you got. And the first person to get all six questions would win! And my dad's office, there is a game called "Guess Your Gift" which is pretty much just where he could look at the size of the shape of the gift and try to guess what he got. Outside near the pool there was a game called "Water Ping-Pong" where there were two teams and one person from each team would have a mug. They would fill the mug at the base of the pool and run around opposite sides of the pool to get to a bowl with the ping-pong ball in it. The first person to fill the bowl up and have the ping pong ball fall out would win!

Here is my recipe. The frosting s very messy because I don't have the bags and tips yet:

Preheat: 350

Cooking Time: What it says on box

Makes: 24 cupcakes

Difficulty Level: 2.1 out of 5

Ingredients:
One package of Oreo cookies
One package of mini Oreos
One package chocolate cake mix
8 ounce cream cheese
1/2 cup butter/1 stick
3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
One TSP. Vanilla extract
Cupcake liners

Instructions:
Cupcakes:

Mix cupcake batter according to cake mix directions. Put paper cups in pan and one regular size Oreo in paper cup. Take 1/2 of remaining cookies and add to cake mix. Fill the cupcake tins. Bake what it says on the back of box.

Frosting:

Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, then powdered sugar. Chop remaining regular sized Oreos very fine/or use blender. Add to frosting. After cupcakes have been cooked, frost and decorate with mini Oreos.








 This is before we went out to dinner:

Brownie Puffs - Yum!

This is a recipe that my friend Colby and I made that we call " Brownie Puffs".


 PREHEAT: 350

COOK TIME: 10-12 minutes

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: 2 1/2

INGREDIENTS:

Cookies:
1 1/2 cup butter
2 cups chocolate chips
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
3 eggs
1 cup+ 2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. dark coco powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
 3/4 cup flour
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Filling:  
1-7 oz.jar of marshmallow cream/ fluff
1/2 cup butter melted
2/3 cup powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cookies:
Melt together butter, bittersweet chips, and unsweetened chocolate, stirring frequently, until completely melted, smooth, and well combined.meanwhile, using a whipping attachment and stand mixer, cream eggs, sugar and cocoa powder for 3 to 4 minutes on high. Add melted chocolate to egg mixture, and mix well. Add vanilla, salt, baking powder, and flour, and mix until combined. Fold in semi sweet chips. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet leaving room for spreading. Let sit on baking sheet 1–2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Filling:
Combine melted butter and marshmallow cream, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with whipping attachment. Stir in powdered sugar. Arramge brownies by size then frost the bottom side of one and sandwich it together with the other half of the pair.


My mom told us to put our heads together for the picture and we both put our head the same way and headed butted each other!

I think we laughed for about 10 minutes!

We couldn't get a serious picture!



Nutella, Marshmallows, and Dough - Oh My!





  Preheat: 350

Cook time: 15 minutes

Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5

Ingredients:
two rolls of Pillsbury dough
two jars of Nutella
two bags of mini marshmallows

Instructions:
Make two flat squares out of the Pillsbury dough. Cover those two squares with Nutella. Then put as many mini marshmallows as you want on. Roll the dough up into a straight line and pinch the ends. Spray the pan with Pam and carefully place the roll ups onto the tray. When you take them out, cut them into strips.







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Thank you to all my new subscribers! I am grateful to have 15 subscribers already. Today, I made a recipe called "Brownie Puffs" and one called "Nutella, Marshmallows, and Dough, Oh My!" with my friend Colby.  I can't wait to show you both of them tomorrow. 

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Love, 
Ellie's Little Cakes (Ellie)




Restaurant Reviews - July 31, 2015

We went to Sweet, Scholars, and Mother Anna's on July 31, 2015.

Sweet
 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Price: $3.00
Quality: 4 1/2 out of  5
At Sweet, I got a vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting. The one thing that I didn't like at Sweet was that the frosting was a little dry. But besides that, it was delicious!

Scholars
25 School Street, Boston,Massachusetts
Price: $22.00
Quality: 5 out of 5
At Scholars, I got the caesar salad with a cup of clam chowder. The salad was not too wet and not too dry but just right! But before I start to sound like Goldilocks, I want to talk about the clam chowder which I thought was amazing!

Mother Anna's
46 Columbia Road, Pembroke, Massachusetts
Price: $ 12.95
Quality: 4 1/2
At Mother Anna's, I got the gnocchi and mussels which were amazing! I also got the salad with homemade dressing which was creamy and delicious! Lastly, I had the garlic bread which I thought didn't have enough garlic and too much cheese, so that wasn't my favorite. Mother Anna's was a spectacular restaurant!


My New Puppy!


  This summer I got a puppy for my birthday! Her name is Coco Puff and she weighs only five pounds! She is a shorkie (half shih tzu half yorkie). When I walk Coco around the neighborhood, there is this big dog named Abby that is like four times the size of Coco but Coco puts her nose right up to Abby's like she doesn't know she is smaller. My favorite thing about Coco is her big eyes along with other adorable things! Coco Puff is the best birthday present I ever got and ever will get!

Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies!


PRE-HEAT: 350

COOKING TIME: 15 minutes

YIELD: 30 cookies

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: 1 1/2

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. hot water
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour and chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.