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How to Create Oreo CupCakes

23 Jan

There is nothing like a great cupcake, and even better there is nothing like a great Oreo Cupcake so I decided to bake up some easy, quick cupcakes that everyone will love.

Start off with your favorite cake recipe, or your can even use a cake mix from a box such as those made by Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines or Pillsbury.

Prepare your cake mix as directed…..I am using a Duncan Hines White Cake Mix

You will need some oreo cookies, you can get the regular sized cookies or the little mini’s which I must say are just too cute. Those who know me, know that I LOVE, LOVE anything that is mini in size…..I have all sorts of collections that are mini in size such as all those cute little Tupperware mini’s, omg I just love them…..hehe can you tell I love mini’s?? If you don’t know what Tupperware mini’s are I will post a pic here which is very off topic but since I love them I will share the pic of them I got off of ebay……most are keychains and are too cute, I have some like these but just noticed there are many I don’t have as of yet…..hmmm may need to do a little ebaying later, anyway back to whats important CUPCAKES! Sorry I got off topic!!! ūüôā

Now as I said you need some Oreo Cookies……….Regular sized cookies or the mini’s it does not matter we are going to crush them up.


Place a handful of the mini cookies in a sandwich baggie (if your using the large cookies I would use about 6 of them) and place a cloth on top of the baggie then use a hammer to crush the cookies. Its up to you how small you want the cookie pieces to be I like to leave small chunks since this will be placed into the cake batter.


Pour your crushed cookies into your cake batter and fold them into the batter as not to mix too much.


This is what your batter should look like once you fold the cookies into your batter. You can see some of the small chunks which will taste so good when biting into the cupcake…..yummm!


Place your cupcake liner papers into a cupcake pan and spoon your batter into the cupcake papers.


Looking into my oven my cupcakes are baking nicely and beginning to rise….ohh I cannot wait to taste them!


Cupcakes are cooling….I usually wait a few hours before I ice them!

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I am using my favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe for these cupcakes which can be found here…..

Here is my Buttercream Icing all set to go….Now its time to add some icing to my Oreo Cupcakes!

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I used a wilton bag and icing tip number 6B which is a large icing tip….I like to just pop it inside the bottom of the icing bag since I will not be changing tips…..if you were going to change tips then you would also use a large coupler in the bottom of your icing bag. recent 024 - Copy

I just do a simple swirl on top of the cupcake, nothing major…..its all about being simple here!

Once iced, pop a mini oreo on top of the cupcake to finish off the look, if you used the regular sized oreos then use a half of the cookie to put on the top of your cupcake. IMG_0463

Now its time to sit and enjoy one of these awesome Oreo Cupcakes, ohhh soo good if I don’t say so myself!


Drumroll!!!! The Winners for the Free Giveaway Are!!!!

8 Oct

We have finished yet another giveaway!!! I must say I get so excited to be able to have giveaways, and I do hope you all enjoy being a part of them. Thanks to all of you who took the time to post and enter!!!

Ok here we go:

The winner for the Cupcake starter kit and the Cuupcake silly feet is

#111 and that would be Susie in Northern NY


The Winner for the Fondant Book and Fondant tool cutter is

#104 and that would be Elizabeth


The winner for a phone call number one is

#101 and that would be Rachel


The winner for phone call number two is

#108 and that would be Angela


Congratulations to the 4 of you, I will be contacting you¬†by email. The rest of you don’t give up we will have another giveaway next month!! Be sure to check back so you don’t miss out. Talk with you all soon.


Free Giveaway, Enter for a chance to Win A Wilton 2009 Yearbook

21 Jul

2009 Wilton Yearbook
2009 Wilton Yearbook

Ok all my fellow Cake Buddies I am soo excited to tell you that we are having our very first free giveaway here at Designer Cakes by Donna. I thought I would give all my faithful readers a chance to win your very own copy of the new 2009 Wilton Yearbook which is full of all kinds of great cake decorating ideas, you will love it. The cover is so cute and is just the beginning of all kinds of cake decorating fun.

This newest yearbook has over 200 all-new designs for party cakes, cupcakes, cookies, candy and more!  Ideas to please everyone, including an expanded wedding and shower cake section, birthday cakes for all ages, favorite character treats and holiday desserts. Complete product section, step by step instructions and a website link to more designs.

This giveaway will end on July 28, 2008

Two winners will be selected.

To enter you must post a comment saying one thing you would like to learn in cake decorating, such as working with fondant, making sculptured cakes, how to ice a cake, and so on whatever it is. Post this giveaway on your blog or website, linking back to this post and you will be entered into the giveaway twice.

The (2) winners will be drawn with a random number generator. The winner will be posted on my front page on July 29th. I will also be contacting the winners via email.

I must have your email address so that I can contact you and get your shipping details.



Hawaiian Punch Cupcakes

27 Jun

¬†¬†¬† I decided to get a little creative one day when making cupcakes, I was tired of the same ole same ole. I made cupcakes with Hawaiian Punch in the batter. Well let me tell you they are out of this world and my boys loved them, they were all gone that afternoon of course.¬† And the great thing is that they are soo simple to make. If you do not have Hawaiian Punch available¬†you could always use regular fruit punch.¬†I would think that a grape punch or orange would taste just as great.¬† Just check out the different¬†drinks available on the market and get creative with your cupcakes or for that matter cakes. There are soo many different things you¬†can do to jazz¬†up a regular cake mix to come up with a customized flavor that you¬†can’t normally find.¬†

Use a regular cake mix such as Duncan Hines, Pillsbury, or Betty Crocker.  I used Duncan Hines. Mix the batter according to the directions on the back of the box, however DO NOT add the water like it says. Replace the water with the Hawaiian Punch or fruit punch. Then mix the batter according to the directions. Thats all there is to it!! It does not get any simpler than that. I used cool whip on my cupcakes. But really any icing would taste great. To get the different colors on my cool whip I just add a very small amount of food coloring to the cool whip and mix it in. Go ahead and give it a try and if you have kids they will think your all that when you make them cupcakes that taste like their favorite drink.




I’m thinking Spring

18 Jan

Thinking Spring¬†CupcakesI am so tired of the cold and snow every year¬†I always pray for a white Christmas, and then January comes along with the cold and snow of course it does because by that time I am over it and ready for Spring, the beautiful green grass, the bright sunlight blasting through my windows in the morning and last but not least the best part of it all the Flowers. I love flowers, my favorite is the Rose in Pink or White they are just soooo beautiful. So my thoughts have been on spring if i can’t have it in reality I can just make believe in my mind. So while the snow was flying outside with temperaturesof 24 degree’s I turned to baking. While thinking what I should bake I thought well it time to experiment with some recipes. What I came up with was using a Duncan Hines white cake mix and substituting a half a cup of the water with Dr. Pepper. Wow I was very impressed with the taste it was really good, seemed to highten the taste of the cake mix itself. Time for box 2 this time I did the same thing but used Hawaiian Punch in the place of a half a cup of water. Everyone in the house loved it, as my 2 teenage boys said it surely is a do over. To futher go with my thnking Spring I decided to decorate my cupcake to look like flowers in spring pastel colors. It turned out to be a rather great day despite the cold and the snow. It must of been the thinking spring thing. I think I will do that more often.