First off, I dropped half an Oreo, cream side up in the bottom of my cupcake wrapper. I thought this would be fun little treat to bite into. Next, I whipped up my cake batter. I was going to stir in some crushed up Oreos but I forgot. Really? I'm making Oreo Cupcakes and forget the Oreos. I am getting very forgetful in my old age. So, I sprinkiled the crushed up Oreos on the cupcake batter. Now, my years of experience :) told me to stir in the cookies in each individual cup. Did I listen? Of course! Ha ha. I was curious what would happen if I didn't stir it in so I left one. It's science while I bake!
Anyway, as you see my gut was right. The one that didn't get stirred in just stayed at the top. If that's the look or taste you want, then sprinkle, don't stir. I get off track easily, what were we doing?
Here is a quick buttercream that I enjoy. It is adapted from here.
1 c. butter
1 c. shortening
8 c. powdered sugar (approx. 2 lb. bag)
1/2 t. popcorn salt
2 t. vanilla
About 6 oz. cream/milk/water (whatever liquid you want to use)
Cream the butter and shortening until light and fluffy. While they are creaming, warm up your liquid in the microwave. Don't get it too hot or it will melt the fat. Add the salt to the liquid and stir until it dissolves. If I have time, I will then put it in the fridge to cool down. Add the powdered sugar to your butter mixture and mix. Add your liquid slowly (not all at once). Keep adding it until your frosting is the consistency you want. You may not use it all. Don't forget the vanilla, then let your frosting whip in the bowl for 2-3 minutes.
Off topic, I think I made fun of Photoshop Friday on Wednesday too much because they are officially moving it to Friday. Keep an eye out tomorrow for a new tutorial on JessicaSprague.com. I hope they don't fire me for making fun of it. lol. :)
Have a great day!