Hungry, and with our cupcake reserves gone, I decided to break open a nifty holiday box mix for some quick Red Velvet Cupcakes. The results were mixed (LOL, and what would one expect from a box mix) but I thought I would share the pictures with everyone anyway.
The batter certainly was R-E-D, bright, blood red in fact. The redness of the stuff kind of scared the kids, and maybe it should have scared me too. I mean the red dye in this mix had to be off the charts!
Once baked, these little cupcakes seemed very firm. Since I have not made many of the Red Velvet variety, I was not sure if that was what I should expect or not. Once iced though, these were moderately moist and the cake itself was very yummy.
The cream cheese icing, included in the box, (ok I was a total lazy cupcake cheater today) was not really bad, nor was it really good. It did look yum in the photos though. The kids helped out by topping these with little chocolate jimmies, and then wolfing them down as fast as they would have any of my homemade creations. That last detail made me feel like maybe I should find some new and better recipes. Hey, don't judge, a mom does what a mom has to do to keep the hungry kiddos in cupcakes!
So here are the pictures to tide readers over until I am back to creating the homemade goodies. I don't know how others are able to do it, but when my entire family is at home, I just don't seem to have the time to create cupcakes (at least not homemade ones).
The cute, sunny, ceramic holder was made by my cute ( but not always as sunny) 2nd grader.
If anyone can suggest a really good Red Velvet Cupcake recipe, as well as the cream cheese icing to top it off, I would be VERY interested in hearing from you.
Till next time,