We were invited to watch the big Hatton v. Pacquia fight (that's boxing by the way) at a bachelor's house meant one thing - I have to bring cupcakes! Red Velvet seemed appropriately aggressive yet still very domestic.
I loved the cream cheese frosting - and the recipe made enough for a thick piping on each cupcake! I didn't love the cake - and will be searching for a tastier recipe. This cake was light and airy - but lacked FLAVOR. So - I melted some white chocolate, tinted it red, and piped it into little star shapes. This helped add a little burst of flavor.
If you have a great Red Velvet Cupcake recipe - please share. No matter how dramatic - it needs to taste great!
Cupcake recipe: Paula Deen's from foodtv.com (just telling you so you know to stay away.)
Frosting (for 24 cupcakes)
1 lb cream cheese at room temperature
2 sticks butter at room temp
4 cups pwd sugar (a little more than half of a bag)
1 tsp vanilla
* mix cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Slowly add the powder sugar and mix until smooth.
* Pipe on cupcakes that are completely cool
For chocolate stars:
melt 2 4 oz bars of high quality white chocolate
stir in enough food color to get desired color
let cool slightly - spoon into piping bag with large star tip. Pipe stars on parchment covered sheet and place in the fridge to harden.