So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For Godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.
2 Corinthians 7:10

Monday, January 30, 2012

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:16-18

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea - the Lord on high is mighty. Psalm 93:4

God is stronger than every storm of life, greater than the thunder of fear or the breakers of hurt. He is the Almighty Lord on high. :D

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

quadruple oreo cupcakes

I am a pinterest addict. There are soooo many recipes on there! I think I spent the majority of my Christmas break poring over all of the ideas and making a baking bucket list. When I found these, I simply had to make

Death By Oreo Cupcakes

Don't they look awesome?? There's a whole Oreo in the bottom, Oreos in the chocolate cake mix, Oreos in the frosting, AND an Oreo on top. Chocolate heaven. In a cupcake.

The recipe comes from I tweaked it a bit, learned a few things, and will definitely be making these Oreo4 cupcakes again.

For cupcakes:
  • 1 package regular Oreos (some of these are going in the frosting
  • 1 package mini Oreos
  • 1 box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix (Duncan Hines is the best for chocolate cakes. All I use. ;)
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • cupcake liners (optional)
For frosting:
*I alwalys use Wilton's buttercream. This is their recipe. It makes for a pretty stiff frosting, so for cupcakes they recommend adding 1-2 tbsp of corn syrup. I was out, so I just added a little extra milk.*
  • 1/2 cup Crisco (just the regular kind. NOT butter flavor. Trust me, butter flavored Crisco will not make for good frosting. I might have tried it before. :P)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. milk
Pretty simple to start. Just follow the instructions on the box and make the cake mix. Just don't bake it yet! We have to get our oreos in there ;)

First off, line your muffin tin with cupcake liners. If you're not using liners, make sure and spray the pan! Put an oreo in the bottom of each one.

Now, this is where I went wrong with this recipe. You're supposed to take half of the remaining oreos (I had 15) and chop them up to put them in the batter. I used a blender.

Not too shabby looking...but I think I went a little blender crazy. You coudln't really taste the Oreos once they baked. Think I'll be using a knife for round two.

I thought I took pictures of everything. In fact, as I was making these my sister was extremely curious as to why in the world I kept stopping every five minutes to take a picture. Somehow, I forgot pictures of the cupcakes before they got baked. Pretty simple though, just take the batter and fill 'em up!

Bake according to the directions on the package. Make sure you let them cool before moving on! Frosting hot cake is never fun.

Now for the frosting. I probably will go more into depth on this one day... but for now. I'm just going to post a link. Wilton's got it made.

Once you have it all mixed and whatnot, put your leftover Oreos in the blender and go to town. Mix your cookie crumbs in your frosting, fill a piping bag, swirl and viola! Quadruple oreo cupcakes. Top with the little oreos for decoration. ;)

-Amber  ♥
Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Lord gives strength to His people, the Lord blesses His people with peace. Psalm 29:11

Thursday, January 19, 2012

ta-da! the first post of many.

I guess it would be about time I actually posted something on here right? Well... here goes. Post one. On a blog . Ever.

I'll try not to bore you. ;)

This is my blog for all things life. I am a passionate Christian who wants to follow God and love Him with all my heart. And glorify Him in all that I do... even my crafting adventures. ;) I stumble and fall just like the rest of us, but I believe He is strong and merciful enough to pick us up and forgive us.

My hobbies are cake decorating, crafting, well spent time with the ones I love, and cake decorating. Did I say that already?

I created this blog with every intention of using it to get my cakes on the web. Come to think of it I'm going to be posting pretty much anything worth sharing with y'all... fun craft ideas, stories, Bible verses, and cakes of course!

So here goes... step one of my blogging venture. Stay tuned for more! And thanks for reading.

-Amber ♥