Red velvet cupcakes
(the best pinwheel tutorial here. I thought, I bet there's a pinwheel tutorial online; I googled it; I made them. (but I used pins and jewelry making plyers and twisted them around skewers.))
Hope your Independence Day was a good one!
Here are a few pix of the end of our day:
They were amazed.
I'm going to sleep well tonight!
Sure, I'll post the recipes!
I used Martha's red velvet recipe and for the frosting I used America's Test Kitchen's recipe for vanilla frosting. Most of the time cream cheese frosting is used as a companion frosting for red velvet, but we have some folks who don't eat cream cheese, so I thought I'd substitute vanilla.
Quick and Rich Vanilla Frosting
Makes 3 cups
start to finish: 10 minutes
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
Stir the cream, vanilla, and salt together in a small bowl until the salt dissolves. Beat the butter with an electric mixer on med-high until smooth, 30 to 60 seconds. Reduce the speed to med-low, slowly add the confectioner's sugar, and beat until smooth, 2 to 5 minutes. Beat in the cream mixture. Increase the speed to med-high and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy, 4 to 8 minutes.
(I love my America's Test Kitchen cook book. I would highly recommend it! They give very clear instructions and lots of tips and variation ideas.)
I took these pictures. I made this stuff with my own two hands. I wrote these words. It's just a bunch of craziness, but it's what in this noggin. If you're going to use any of my stuff for your own stuff, just ask me. (I'm sure I'll say yes. I'm nice like that.) And a little linkie love never hurt anyone if you know what I'm sayin;)