I seem to find myself surrounded by people who love an Oreo. No matter where I work, there is always a group of them, I find this strange.
As much as I love the biscuit, is it really better than a custard cream or a chocolate bourbon?? Apparently so, but give me a slice of cake over a biscuit any day, don't you agree?
One of my favourite things to do, which is an excellent time filler, is day dream about cake or what to bake next. Reading the cookbooks and magazines that fill my shelves, seeing what everyone else is baking on Instagram is a constant distraction for my sweet tooth. One of these moments led to the thought - If it is such an excellent biscuit then surely it must be a 'to die for' cake also.
I then took it upon myself to create the oreo cake of dreams. It turns out that Oreo cake is insanely sweet, who would have thought?!
In my research to find the perfect recipe I tried lots that I came across, most on American blogs which looked too good to be true, adorned with their Frostings and decorations ready for the Super Bowl or some sunny family afternoon get together. Not very realistic of the Oreo requests received from fans in Birmingham!
A few cakes in and I wasn't satisfied, I even tried my favourite chocolate cake recipe with an Oreo buttercream, not a success, it just wasn't right.
This was last Summer. I ended up with a very pretty cake, 4 layers high with a delicious icing, even if I do say so myself, but for me, too sweet! And I wince saying it for I believe I could live on sweet things...
2016 passed by and January 2017 saw another request for an Oreo cake, maybe I shouldn't keep offering to make cakes...
Sometimes there is nothing worse than offering to make a cake, the expectation builds up, will they all be disappointed, will it make it in the car or suffer a tragic mishap on the way, what if it's just dry and miserable, the cake that put's you off cake forever...?
Your mind can do terrible things. Then you remember - oh yes, of course you can, it's a cake, you love cake.