Oreo avalanche birthday cake idea for even a beginning baker! This is way easier to make than it looks…maybe it looks easy to make… Anyway, we’ll walk you through the steps.
These last few weeks have been some of the busiest we’ve had in a LONG time! My husband is a financial planner and he recently started managing and training a few new people, so he’s been traveling all over the West to different appointments. Including many weekends in California…we’re in UT.
Plus, he just got a new calling in our church to serve in the bishopric. Which basically means he volunteers to organize and lead a ward (group) of our church. That has made him gone even more!
I’m crazy and decided this would be the perfect time to expand Lou Lou Girls and add a store! I’m really excited about it, but it’s just made our lives THAT much more hectic.
Let’s not even mention the fact that we have 4 kids and they’re all involved in something. Well, except for the baby. She’s just involved in making my life a tornado, because she likes to empty every drawer and undo all the cleaning I’ve done in a matter of minutes.
So, yes, like most families, we are busy. Needless to say, I made this cake in December for my friend’s daughter on her birthday, and I’m just getting around to posting about it.
I love this cake because it’s super easy to make. I just used a box cake mix, following our tips to keep the cake from sticking in the pan. Then I used a Swiss Merengue frosting recipe… I’m still working on that… Buttercream would work just fine, or even store-bought frosting.
The point is though, that the frosting doesn’t even need to be smooth because you top the cake with ganache, i.e…. melted chocolate with a little bit of butter added, and then push crushed Oreo’s on the base of the cake.
The shards of chocolate are simply melted chocolate poured onto a silicone baking sheet, and swirled together. Then carefully cut to make triangles.
That’s it! Whole Oreos garnish the top of the cake, and gently press those chocolate triangles in, with a little dusting of crushed Oreo’s.
Would you like to see a video showing the whole process?? Yes? Me too, I recorded one and then it accidentally got deleted.
You’ll love this Oreo avalanche birthday cake! And you’ll look like a pro!