RED VELVET CUPCAKES!!!
Well, it’s been awhile since I posted…wait…did I post the vanilla cupcakes I made for my sister? I did right? Ok…well, it was starting to feel like a long time since I’d done any baking.
I started a new job at work and one of the things they are hoping I can accomplish is to improve team morale…but task since no one really gives a shit other than to make their money…can’t say I blame them. So we decided we’d start doing little things and one of those things was Monday treats or some shit.
As I hadn’t baked in awhile I figured I’d whip up a batch of cupcakes. It also happens to be a team members b-day Monday, so double whammy!
I chose to give another shot at red velvet, since I wasn’t 100% happy with my last effort.
Cake wise, I nailed it this time. Good texture, lightness and taste. However, getting the final result was a bit of a cluster-fuck.
First off, this is the first time I’ve baked since little Agnes joined the household. She has learned how to jump up on things and I had a heck of a time keeping her off the counter and out of the batter. At one point she got in the sink and stepped on the spoon used for food coloring and I had little red kitty paw prints on my counter….don’t worry I cleaned up and did not contaminate the cupcakes…
As far as the frosting goes…
First off, I thought it’d be nice to do a two-tone frosting. I finally got a new tip and wanted to try my hand at the little rose looking application. Well, I put too much gel color in my frosting trying to get a darker red, and that caused my frosting to…damn. I figured no one would really care though so I went ahead and filled my piping bag…
I filled it too full and made a helluva mess…just…bad. Cleaned that up, felt my roses were…alright, could be better, but I’ll blame that on the frosting for not being as stiff as I’d like.
I finished frosting and went to the fridge to make room for the cupcakes…and somehow managed to knock over a full pitcher of cherry kool-aid…shit. So now I’ve got red liquid all over the floor and the fridge. FML. Managed to clean that up and get the cupcakes chilled.
I figured after all that headache a beer and a cupcake was in order.
All-in-all I’d say it was worth the trouble.