Monday, February 7, 2011
For the Love of Red
I went to my go-to blog for cupcakes - Annie's Eats and found the perfect recipe for red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. If you've never made red velvet before (this was my first time), you should know that it contains a lot (a LOT) of red food coloring. After all, they're not called pink velvet cupcakes. :) I was concerned all of the red food coloring would make the cupcakes taste a bit off (as it tends to do), but I could barely taste it. I baked these in red foil liners and frosted them using a large star tip. I topped them off with cute little red paper heart picks. I had originally planned on decorating the cupcakes using large red heart quins (sprinkles). Unfortunately, due to a blizzard in the midwest, my package from Fancy Flours was held hostage in a Chicago FedEx warehouse! They arrived today, so I suppose I could just bake these for Valentine's (twist my arm!).
The cupcakes were a hit, as was the fundraiser. It was a great night and I felt proud of my little cupcakes for being eaten for such a good cause! :) Below is a picture of three of my friends, Alison, Christine and Lainey enjoying their evening.