Thursday, July 29, 2010

well groomed {groom's ruffled tuxedo shirt cakes in miniature}

i thought the cupcake trend
might have ended by now
or at least slowed down
but
it ain't happening

as a matter of fact
it seems to be spreading
like wild fire

which is fine with me
because frankly
cupcakes are less tedious than cake

there,
i said it
cake is not really fun
nostalgic?
yes
tasty?
certainly
fun?
no

there is no"crumb layer" on cupcakes
i rest my case

 if you are not convinced
exhibit a
a lovely birthday cake

enjoy

and now 

exhibit b
i give you small cakes
for the groom
fun and delicious
red velvet cake
(printable recipe)
*this is not my recipe...it is adapted from bobby flay's throwdown cupcake challenge
i changed some of the measurements slightly.
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 Tbs cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
3 Tbs red food color
1 1/4 tsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
1/8 cup water
in a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder and set aside.  in a mixer set with paddle attachment, place the sugar, oil and eggs and beat for 5 minutes.  add the buttermilk and beat for just 1 minute or so, until it is all well blended.  add the food color and mix slowly (otherwise you might be wearing it), add the vinegar, water and vanilla.  beat for just about a minute more.  slowly mix in the flour mixture and just mix until it is all fully incorporated, then put the mixer on high for about 5 seconds.  turn off and you are ready to go. you can make 2-7" rounds with this recipe or about 2 dozen cupcakes.


30 comments:

  1. There is just something so alluring about red velvet cake with a sweet cream cheese frosting! I like Bobby Flay's recipes ..I'll have to try this one..thanks! :)

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  2. best thing about cup cakes is they are so much easier to store! (if u have any left that is!) :) cup cakes are so much easier with the lil ones i reckon! I had a redvelvet cup cake served with vanilla bean custard at a resturant the other week and it was so dang dry TERRIBLE! Its a dang shame no red velvet desert should be dry! Hope ur well!

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  3. Red velvet cake is one of my favorites! Very cute smaller cake photos!

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  4. Red velvet cake is my favorite cake, and pretty much the only kind of cake I'll eat, besides cupcakes of course. ;)

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  5. This sounds yummy! I love the little groom's cakes.

    Teresa

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  6. The grooms cakes are adorable! Love the pictures! Thanks!

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  7. I really love the grooms cakes.

    In general, I like the cupcakes best. They often seem more moist to me.

    =)

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  8. Cupcakes - I must have made thousands of them when the kids were in school. I'm happy not to make them these days, but if someone else makes them and then offers me one.........

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  9. It might sound weird but to me there's something sensual about red velvet cake for some reason:P I am following you thanks to New Friend Friday! It would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog! Also we have a brand new blog-hop... no rules just fun and would love you to join in:) Oh and if you need any blog help or easy HTML tips, you know where to come!Happy Friday!

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  10. Oooooooh! RED velvet cake! Beautiful and delicious too!!!

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  11. Cupcakes keep better than cake every day of the week. Your groomsmen's cakes are beauteous. So's the cake. It's way to early for me to be drooling!

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  13. My husband loves red velvet cake. :)

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  14. Who knew cupcakes would be in style. On the Food Network they even have cupcake challenges lol. Looks like a great recipe. good red post.

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  15. I LOVE cupcakes. We have an amazing cupcake bakery in town that I frequent often :) This is a cute take on them.

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  16. Love Red Velvet cake....cute and I am so hungry looking at them...I new one with milk....great post..bkm

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  17. Thanks for visiting me! Your red velvet cupcakes are so cute! Great job :)
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  18. I have never had red velvet cake before...it sounds delicious, though! The pictures are amazing, too. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. I'm your newest follower from the Friday Follows. Nice blog! Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

    Erin Wallace
    droppedstitches72.blogspot.com

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  20. ooo, a post on cake/cupcake! I'm sold! I've only had red velvet cake once in my life and I don't really remember if I liked it or not. Those mini groom cakes...now, those are just too adorable! Love this post...and I think I might find myself loving this blog and all the sugary goodness :)

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  21. Stopping by from Miss Jenny's party! I just love that cake! I haven't made one in years, though! Might have to try it again.

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  22. Oh! I love red velvet cake and I saw this challenge with Bobby Flay vs. the Red Velvet King :o) Thanks for sharing!

    I love all the food challenge shows! haha

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (hubby and son are sleeping, so trying to finally get some blog reading done, visit and reply to comments left on my past two posts!) Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comment...please come back any time.

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  23. Cupcakes are easier to slice and eat. But I also imagined the craze would start waning by now.

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  24. oh my goodness.

    you blog is adictive.

    honestly.

    is a complete gem.

    newest follower, and loving it.

    can't wait to see what you post next!

    -ang

    greensubmarinediydesign.blogspot.com

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  25. Well, what's not to love about cupcakes? They're cake, but cute ;)

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  26. And then there are cake balls! That is my newest fascination! Rectangular cupcakes for the groom....what a great idea!

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  27. That sounds so good and the groom's cakes are one of the cutest things I've ever seen.

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  28. Oh my. What a delicious, luxurious stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Summer School.

    Cupcakes are so much sweeter. I saw a picture of a cupcake with lots of candles on it and it was totally charming.

    Supper club?

    Gosh. I have to think about that. My recipes are so drab anymore with food restrictions. I could have wowed your socks off a few years ago, though.

    Thanks for a fun link!

    I enjoyed stopping here today.

    A+

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  29. LOVE red velvet cake!
    just looking at this pics gave me 5lbs on my butt!

    Susan



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