American Dance Awards & Oreo Cupcakes

There wasn’t  much time for baking or trying anything new last week with my daughter taking part in the finals for the American Dance Awards held here in Pretoria, South Africa.  The girls from her studio danced all week in solos and in group performances and they were all beautiful.  Ceire qualified in her 2 solos and 2 group dances to go to Orlando, Florida next year and compete internationally so I am such a proud mom of a truly beautiful daughter.  I now this is not a cupcake picture but have to post my favourite of many pictures taken during the competition.

Ceire - American Dance Awards - Nov 2011

Ceire - American Dance Awards - Nov 2011

Yesterday I wanted to make cupcakes to celebrate her achievements and wanted a cupcake with an American theme so I thought of Oreo Cupcakes.  Luckily I had a packet of the dark chocolate Oreos with the creamy white centre hidden away in the grocery cupboard and I took 6 and twisted them so that I had half an Oreo with its white centre to pop into 6 cupcake holders.

Oreo Cupcake Bases

Oreo Cupcake Bases

I then took the halves I had left and 6 more oreos and chopped them into big pieces.  I added these to my trusted vanilla mixture and folded them in gently.  I spooned the mixture over the halved oreos in their cupcake cases and popped them into the oven.

Oreo's for Oreo Cupcakes

Oreo's for Oreo Cupcakes

I iced the cooled cupcakes with a deliciously rich cream cheese icing.  I added a half an oreo cut from the top this time to each cupcake. These cupcakes were a perfect ending to a hectic and exciting week for us all.  Thanks to you Ceire for your awesome achievements and the inspiration behind these gorgeous oreo cupcakes.

Oreo Cupcake

Oreo Cupcake

Just one more picture just because I can!

Ceire - American Dance Awards, Nov 2011

Ceire - American Dance Awards, Nov 2011

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10 thoughts on “American Dance Awards & Oreo Cupcakes

  1. CONGRATULATIONS CEIRE – that is soooooooooo wonderful! Lisa you must be so proud of your gorgeous daughter. The photos of her are stunning (just like the girl!) and those cupcakes look more-ish …….

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  2. Ceire looks like an exquisite dancer! No wonder you are so proud of her …….and no wonder she is such an inspiration to your own creativity. Gorgeous!!

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    • Thanks Alison, I am so proud of her especially this year as she has managed to portray her personality so beautifully in her dancing. I had fun with the oreo cupcakes. So many new ideas to try out!

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  3. Yum, yum, YUM! they looked so moreish! I’m sure they were devoured very quickly. Ceire certainly deserves more of these cupcakes. Her dance moves are absolutely stunning.

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