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
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

i said it
cake is not really fun

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

 if you are not convinced
exhibit a
a lovely birthday cake


and now 

exhibit b
i give you small cakes
for the groom
fun and delicious
red velvet cake
(printable recipe)
*this is not my 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.


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