Sunday, January 1, 2012

My first ever Chocolate Oreo Cake ;)

As a beginner I chose to have a ready chocolate cake mix for a better measurement recipe. Thanks to Betty Crocker, but I chose to have it unique and have a personal touch of design. I want to share it with you the recipe and picture. Hope you like it.

1 Pack Betty Crocker Chocolate mix (see outside cover for mixing and baking procedure)
8 pcs. Oreo Biscuits - crushed
1 pc. Oreo Biscuit for design on top - cut in 4

1. Bake the cake as directed at the outside cover of the box. Divide the mixture into two to make a 2 layered chocolate cake.
2. Whisk frosting as directed also at the outside cover of the box. Refrigerate after whisking.

For design
1. Coat the first layer of the cake with the chocolate frosting about 1/2 mm.Top it with crushed Oreo Biscuit. Place the other layer of the cake on top of the first frosted layered cake.
2. Cover the whole cake with your frosting. Use spatula in spreading the frosting in the whole body of the cake. For a wavy design, use upward stroke. Start at the bottom then press upward direction slightly up to the top of the cake. Repeat it in the entire body of the cake.
3. When you're done with frosting, Sprinkle the remaining crushed oreo at the body of the cake and at bottom. Top it with chopped oreo.
4. Refrigerate before serving.
5. Hope you'll enjoy doing it ;)

"Goodbye" 2011 .... " Hello" 2012

As we say "Goodbye" to 2011 and say "Hello" to 2012, we have so many people we want to thank. I personally want to thank all those whom I walked to the journey of a colorful, conflicting but yet happy 2011. Thank you for those who annoyed me - in that sense I chose to strive to be a better person. Thank you for those who lifted me up - they are the ones who support me in my every day life. Thank you for those who saved me from troubles, heartache, and all the obstacle I walked through, "they" and "it" made me much stronger. Thanks for my friends who've been there in many ways. For my family who've been very supportive. And to my husband.. thank you for the love, understanding and for filling my life with so much happiness. And above all thank you for our Lord Almighty for giving us enough strength then and now as we continue the journey of life. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

In this coming year, May we all have the best of time, the best of luck and the best of life this year and the years to come. Happy 2012 ;)