Our first attempt

Here are some photos I owe you guys. Not that it was such a big deal that we could bake some decent looking cupcakes but evie and I felt it was such a huge achievement seeing we made time and were able to stick to the end of our mission to bake despite how tired we got after running around town buying and sorting out the ingredients. We cannot possibly contain that joy we had so we would love to indulge you a bit in the process of making those red velvet cupcakes of ours.

A lil bit of the red velvet cake history.

James Beard’s 1972 reference, American Cookery describes three kinds of red velvet cake varying in the amounts of shortening and butter used. All of them use red food coloring for the color, but it is mentioned that the reaction of acidic vinegar, baking soda and buttermilk tends to turn the cocoa a reddish brown color. Furthermore, before more alkaline “Dutch Processed” cocoa was widely available, the red color would have been more pronounced. This natural tinting may have been the source for the name “Red Velvet” as well as “Devil’s Food” and a long list of similar names for chocolate cakes.(Wikipedia)

A Red velvet cake is a type of rich and sweet Chocolate Cake which has a distinctive dark red or red-brown color. Common ingredients include buttermilk, butter, shortening, flour, soda powder, and often either beets, or red food coloring. It is most popular in the Southern United States, though known in other regions. The most typical frosting for a red velvet cake is a butter roux icing also known as a cooked flour frosting. Cream cheese, and buttercream frostings are also popular. (Wikipedia)

Yes, I had to admit we are both noobs when it comes to baking. . . This batch of cupcakes was a success except we need to work on how to cream the cupcakes alil bit.

 

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And she still have time to pause and pose =)

And she still had time to pause and pose =)

So intense and full of determination =p. . .

So intense and full of determination =p. . .

Brown on the outside, red in the inside

Brown on the outside, red in the inside

something like tat la. .

something like tat la. .

the cheese frosting makes the whole difference

the cheese frosting makes the whole difference

it was good and we are going to do this again =)

it was good and we are probably going to do this again =)

5 Responses to “Our first attempt”

  1. i really need to learn how to “use the kitchen” soon =.=

  2. red cupcakes?

  3. hahah hey i noticed – u cahnged outfits during ur baking. Was the first picture a ‘stunt double’?

  4. you made me hungry =(

  5. michelle: haha take your time =)

    jared: it was me truout mann. . .

    tze: it was soooo goooood =P

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