The Red Velvet Armadillo from Metal Magnolias
Thankfully, i have had better purple velvet experiences ever since then! Because you can have read within the regarding Willow Bird Baking page, Paula Deen's tasty, fluffy red velvet cupcakes with decadent cream-cheese frosting tend to be exactly what ignited my baking spark! My boyfriend, Mike, is totally deeply in love with all of them, as well as valid reason. Mrs. Deen knows when to splurge in the fats, and this recipe seriously uses its fair share of oil and butter. The result is heavenly.
A family buddy, Wanda, had a birthday this week and decided to be my "taste tester" (i am always trying to find individuals to consume my cupcakes - inform me if you are a hungry Charlottean!), therefore I baked this lady up Paula's great cupcakes as a birthday celebration surprise. Check out the dish under!
i purchased a cute small present box at Target, lined it with tissue-paper, and popped in some cupcakes. Michaelis also tends to make great little cupcake holders if you are thinking of cooking up a food present.
The present field! What is inside?
Plenty of cupcake goodness!
I needed to include a little something unique, so I utilized a chocolate candy melt generate some accessories. This can be a simple and fun option to include your own touch to desserts or cupcakes. I use chocolate CandiQuik that I purchase at Super Target. I like the persistence and taste a lot better than Wilton's candy melts (available at Michael's), you could use those too. Just melt a hunk of this candy melt per the bundle guidelines, spoon it into a ziplock case with a tiny bit of the corner cut off, and start piping designs onto wax paper.
Need pipe out some letters, but having trouble making all of them look great? A fantastic trick I attempted this time around will be print terms in your preferred font to put beneath the wax paper and "trace." There's one issue: we'll desire to flip the letters over whenever dried out to utilize the smooth part, nevertheless they'll be backwards! To fix this matter, we typed my letters in Microsoft Word (always leave space between each letter!) and took a screenshot of those (simple directions on the best way to take a screenshot: house windows / Mac). Then I exposed my screenshot in a photo program and selected "flip horizontally." This created a mirror picture regarding the letters to track. I quickly piped on my candy melt, let it dried out, and flipped the letters - VOILA! soft and beautiful. Here are a few pictures for the procedure:
Does not look like a lot here, from the "bumpy side."
Ta da! Okay, possibly I got overly enthusiastic! But there are a great number of cupcakes to decorate! Love the font idea for Wanda's title - it worked so well!
Paula Deen's Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese FrostingRecipe By: Paula Deen
Yields: 24 cupcakes (see note)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 glasses sugar
1 tsp cooking soda
1 teaspoon sodium
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 glasses vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, room-temperature
2 large eggs, room-temperature
2 tablespoons purple food color
1 tsp white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
1 lb cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
Chopped pecans and fresh raspberries or strawberries (or chocolate designs!), for garnish
Cupcakes: Preheat the range to 350 levels F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers.
In a method blending dish, sift collectively the flour, sugar, baking soda, sodium, and cocoa powder. In a big bowl carefully overcome together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food color, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dried out ingredients on damp and blend until smooth and thoroughly combined.
Divide the batter evenly one of the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 mins, turning the pans when, half way through. Testing the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Eliminate from range and cool entirely before frosting.
BRIGHT red and fresh from oven. The kitchen smelled great!
Cream Cheese Frosting: In a big blending dish, overcome the cream-cheese, butter and vanilla collectively until smooth. Include the sugar as well as on low speed, beat until included. Increase the rate to high and mix until really light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes with a butter blade or pipeline it on with a large celebrity tip (I used celebrity tip 1M.) Garnish with sliced pecans and a new raspberry or strawberry (or chocolate accessories).