So yeah, in case you didn’t catch on to the picture of my ring MDP and I are getting married! Which is another reason I am working on wedding cakes as I will be making my own this time around (yikes). I’ll just make sure we have a very rustic theme so that the cake will fit right in. And if we get everyone at the wedding to lean (I guess we will serve a lot of alcohol) in the photos no one will notice if the cake leans. 😛
For those of you who follow me on Pinterest this should come of no surprise that I am getting married. Which if you love the joy that is wedding planning you can follow along and play the Peabody/MDP wedding game at home. 🙂 I will tell you that it will be very laid back but lovely all the same. MDP didn’t get a real wedding his first go around and so he/we want to make sure our friends get to gather around and share our happiness.
You my readers have been through it all with me. So many of you write me such wonderful emails (and sometimes crazy ones too 😛 ) and you were all so happy when I had announced that MDP and I were dating that I am quite sure you have genuine happiness for me now. And in case you were wondering so does the Picky Eater. He truly is happy for me and just goes to show you what quality men I attract. My ex-In-laws are wonderful people as well and I will always consider them family. My new soon to be mother-in-law and sister-in-law are pretty awesome too and I look forward to being part of their family.
This cake is a very vanilla cake with crushed Oreos in the middle and frosted with a Vanilla Bean Buttercream. This one was more successful for a lot of reasons. Number one I had the Wilton Trim-N-Turn Ultra Rotating Cake Stand which was super helpful for frosting. As was the cake round. As was the large spatula type thing (Wilton Cake and Cookie Lifter ) that you can lift the whole cake layer up and slide off. Who knew? Lots of people…just not me. :) This cake was such a hit that there may actually be a variation of this cake at the wedding. And if not it will at least be in the take to parties folder.
“I DO” want this Oreo Cookie Vanilla Bean Cake
This cake recipe (two 9-inch rounds) prepared
2 cups crushed Oreos
Vanilla Bean Buttercream (recipe follows)
Very Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup vegetable shortening (such as Crisco)
8 cups powdered sugar
1 TBSP vanilla bean paste
6 oz heavy whipping cream
Cream together butter and shortening and 1 cup of powdered sugar using a stand mixer with paddle attachment.
Continue to add 1 cup at a time powdered sugar. Once 4 cups had been added, thin out with 3 oz of cream.
Continue beating. Add vanilla bean paste. Beat until fully combined.
Add 1 cup at a time the remaining powdered sugar. Thin with remaining cream.
To make Oreo cake. Take one layer and level it off. Add three ice cream scoops of frosting and spread evenly throughout the layer. Sprinkle crushed Oreo’s into the frosting. Place second layer on top. Frost cake as desired. If you want more Oreo’s you can add some to the top.
AWWWW..Congrats Peabody!!! So happy for you!!!
Nutmeg Nanny says
You’re so cute 🙂 I can’t wait to see your wedding pictures. This is such a fun year in the blog world! So many weddings, engagements and babies!
So happy for you guys! and you’re so cute together! The cake looks fantastic! I love it. and love the little people on top! haha <3
Aww! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you two!
HUGS & COOKIES XOXO says
CONGRATULATIONS!!! SO HAPPY 4 U!!!!!!!
Yes, you are cute. But happiness does that to people. 🙂 I’m so very happy for you all, you deserve all the happiness in the world.
Y’all are so cute! Congrats!
And that cake looks amazingly good. 🙂
I’m sorry if you’re getting this a lot but…. you guys are really cute together. I was actually starting to wonder the possibility of you guys’s marriage when you started talking about moving into a bigger house, and then the mention of practicing your wedding cake skills. This is really awesome!
And you’re cake looks beautiful! You’re already so good at cake decorating, I’m sure the one at your wedding will be spectacular! 🙂
food librarian says
Congrats!! You two are hella cute and that is going to be a hella awesome wedding cake. Congrats to wonderful you! – mary
Yeah, I had an inkling too 🙂 Congratulations! I’m also happy Picky Eater is happy for you too. Could have been awkward and uncomfortable, but you two seem to be very respectful of each other. So happy that you found NEW happiness, though! And that cake looks freaking awesome. I LOVE that you went for cake you can eat. HATE fondant, no matter how smooth it looks, I refuse to use it.
Congratulations! I am so happy for you.
hat cake looks wonderful!
I'm At Home Baking says
Very happy for you two! The cake looks delicious!!
Congratulations to you both, I am very happy for you 🙂 Good news indeed!
Congrats again, so very happy to hear the news.
Now on to the most important aspects of your marriage, like the cake you’ll be having at your wedding. Have you narrowed down all the layers/flavors you’ll be serving?
Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you! You deserve much happiness!!! I’m sure your life together will be filled with lots of love and laughter and cake! ; )
Cookbook Queen says
So SO excited for you!!!!!! Congratulations 🙂
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
This cake is very cute. I need to get my hands on that turn table from Wilton. After trying their icing smoother and comb set I am on a mission to learn how to decorate cakes too! I just painted a cake stand the other day so I gotta put it to use.
Be careful – if you post to many tasty goodies that are going to be at the festivities you are going to have a lot of wedding crashers!
I was going to ask in your announcement post if you planned on making your own cake, but I thought that might be insane given how stressful weddings can be. But, as always, you are totally level-headed about things, and sounds like you are planning a beautiful, low-stress, fun wedding!
I am crazy jealous of your guests! Forget the bar, I’d be hanging around the cake table!
How wonderful!!!! I bet the cake will be absolutely perfect!
You always have great recipes and creations….
Congratulations to the happy couple! I so love your ring and the sentiment behind it.Looking forward to some great pics of the wedding.
Aw many happy congratulations!!
Now about cakes…dowels. that is how they make sure they don’t slip and lean. I have on occasion used chopsticks for birthday cakes that are high and heavy on the frosting. LOL
Psst – it’s also delicious if you bake an oreo crust (crushed oreos + butter, like a cheesecake) onto the bottom of the cake layers. So delicious. Believe me.
Yes, you are both cute and I do want that cake!
I’m all about the ‘make your own’ thing for weddings! Since mine will be in autumn, we’ll be using the fiance’s grandmother’s pumpkin chocolate chip cake recipe, and I plan on having mason jar madness wherever I go, heh heh ;-p
You have a pinterest?! *types away to find it*
Amy @ The Nifty Foodie says
Aww! Congratulations! I imagine your wedding cake is going to be all sorts of amazing, even if the guests have to lean to make the tiers look straight!
So happy for u…Congratulations…!!!!!
Squeeeeeeeeee! Congrats! Now all the Pinterest stuff makes sense 🙂
maybe it’s a weird thing to say, but, your faces go so well together, you give off a very nice together-belongingness vibe : )
The best mix…..happy, more happy, extra happy, throw in some really-cute…..and there you are!!! Dang but you are sooo adorable! The cake is just the “cherry on top” though! I’d surely take all that “happy” over cake any day!!! Echoing all previous sentiments…..SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!
Congratulations to all of you! And yes, you two ARE adorable.
Yeah with all those pinterest photos for MONTHS now – it’s not subtle 😛
I know those are the cake toppers from your first wedding – which was special too – Glad PE is happy for you guys.
It’s going to be hard to top Banana Fosters Cake! But I know you can!!!
Congrats to you both! Love the picture, you are both too cute!
Sailaja @ Indian Food says
Congratulations. Lovely picture of the both of you. 🙂
Lori @ RecipeGirl says
Many congrats, my sweet friend! You deserve all the happiness in the world!