Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Oreo Challenge

A Nut in a Nutshell had an Oreo Challenge going on.

Five people were selected at random to participate. I was one of the five. Then we submitted photos to hopefully win $100. I didn't win, but I'm still proud of my outcome. Congrats to the winner out there! Visit here to see the other entries. I guess the winners were picked randomly by numbers.

First here is my inspiration:

King Author Flour has the best recipes for desserts. Aren't these cute?
I know the Oreo package included a lot of images of cake balls. I love cake balls. I've made them. I kind of feel a little like they are done so much now. I guess one could say that of cookies and cake to.

Here's an Oreo Cake I created:





The heart welcome mat is an Oreo. I just carved out the heart and scraped away the frosting. The Gingerbread Man and the Snowman were the patterns on the Oreos. I tried cutting and sanding the characters out, but the cookie kept breaking. In the end I just pumped frosting in them. I thought about making a cake ball snowman and other characters instead of using the Oreo characters. Then I felt like I wasn't using enough visible Oreos.

The cake is filled with Oreos to. I didn't exactly say it was healthy.

Here's the recipe:


You can make it in a 9x12 pan, but I made mine in 1/2 a Wilton ball pan and 2 small bread loaf pans. I didn't use both of the loaves, I have an extra just in case the cutting got messed up. The blocks were done individually. Then I crushed up Oreos and mixed up chocolate frosting to pump in the lines. The Oreo clogged up my frosting tip, so I went with just chocolate frosting.

The inside of the cake is pinkish from the cherry chip cake mix I used.  You can taste the Oreos. 

Will I do this type of challenge again? It was fun. I did get stuff sent to me to help with it. It's better than art contests I've entered where you slave away, pay to enter and get no supplies to help you with it. I would opt for it to not be between Christmas and New Years though. With sickness and a lot of plans it just got kind of hectic. I knew it was going to be during this time. I just didn't know people in my house would get sick and we would have a lot of snow to take care of on top of it.

How about you, have you ever participated in any contest?

12 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

Alissa!!! That is AWESOME!! If it wouldn't of been a random drawing, you would have won for sure.

mail4rosey said...

I saw this on her blog and loved it! This is really a cool looking entry!

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh my god, that is AWESOME. I can't even imagine making something like that myself - it's like something out of a magazine.

Kim and Neil said...

Ummmm... You totally nailed that. Cake balls are soooooo over done.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You DEFINITELY would have won if it weren't random! Without a doubt! You made the cutest cake I've seen in years!!!!!! Love it!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I did the fall challenge - it was so fun. I love the igloo! Adorable!

Theresa said...

I just left her site and commented that the igloo was awesome! I had no idea you did that! Wow! Good job! You totally should have won!

Veronica Lee said...

You are so creative, A! I love your oreo igloo!

~ Noelle said...

I love this.
it looks AWESOME!!!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

You did a great job Alissa! That Oreo cake must have been so delicious! Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday.

Claire Justine said...

Looks great,we love Oreo's yummy. Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays last week,happy to be featuring your post...

Winnie said...

This is a FANTASTIC cake
Very creative and delicious looking
I simple LOVE it

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