This is a tiny post about a tiny treat written by a tiny person. If you are a doll or an ant or a small human: welcome, you’ll fit right in! If you are a regular sized human or a puppy or a GI Joe figurine: fear not! You too will enjoy this tiny treat because it’s basically Oreos, frosting, and a manifestation of all your hopes and dreams. What’s not to like?
When I first heard that you could take Oreos and make them into mini cakes suitable for Samantha or Rebecca (true confession, I learned about this magical confection from The American Girl Company’s Tiny Treats) the inner eight-year-old in me was like, “Okay you have to go home and make these TONIGHT.” So I did and I’m super glad, because these are so delicious and also crazy easy to execute that my eight-year-old self really could have made them, without adult supervision and everything, I swear. You can decorate them however you’d like — they definitely don’t have to be Halloween-specific! But since I adore the holiday and it’s right around the corner, that’s the direction I went with.
I’m here to share this teeny tiny delicacy with you, despite the fact that when I introduced the idea to my girlfriend she told me it was “the weirdest thing [she’d] ever heard.” But pay no heed to her doubts, because she totally helped me inhale the finished product and admitted they were delicious. Anyway, we’re all weirdos here, right? Right.
Tiny Halloween Layer Cakes
Decorations (I used orange sprinkles and bat shaped sprinkles)
When I say these are crazy easy to make, I am really not kidding at all. The photos above pretty much cover all the actual steps, but I’ll use some words to over-explain, okay? My girlfriend sometimes chides me for over-explaining because she says it makes her feel dumb, but I’m never doing it because I think she’s dumb and I promise I don’t think you’re dumb either — I just like to talk! So okay, let’s walk through this. You take two Oreos. You put some frosting in between them, and you press them together. Then you frost the whole damn thing! It can be a tad messy, but honestly it’s really just like frosting a cupcake and you can do it, I believe in you.
Now comes the fun part: DECORATING! I used festive sprinkles to make my designs, but you can do anything. Go crazy with colorful frosting, marshmallows, piping, fruit, jelly beans, sugar…the list of decorations you can use is as endless as your imagination. I highly recommend taking some sprinkles and creating a design on at least one cake, because people will ohhhh and ahhhh as if you morphed into a unicorn on command. And you’ll feel amazing about yourself even though making that Jack O’ Lantern really wasn’t that hard you guys, seriously (but you can keep telling me how awesome it is, please, do go on).
I bet you think we’re done now. Almost. This part is actually the most important step, so you have to promise me that you’ll exercise some patience and follow it. You need to leave the cakes to rest overnight. I know. I know! Trust me, my inner eight-year-old self was not happy either. But it really is worth it, because this is the coolest part. When you leave the cookies covered in frosting that are now masquerading as tiny layer cakes overnight (or at the very least for 5-7 hours) the frosting softens the cookie, and when you go to cut yourself a slice of “cake”…it will really have the consistency of cake! It won’t be hard, there won’t be crumbs, you won’t struggle! Au contraire! It will actually be just like cutting a real slice of cake — a real slice of fancy well-decorated layer cake. Bam! Happy Halloween.