Cupcakes, patty cakes or fairy cakes have gone a long way from just being a simple snack or dessert. They now play a part in events and special occasions as centerpieces, souvenirs and gifts. One popular cupcake variant that may be used for all three is the Red Velvet Cupcake.
These cupcakes flavored with buttermilk and a dash of cocoa is usually topped with cream cheese icing. However, butter icing may also work with red velvet cupcakes. The bright red color of the cupcake is a stark contrast against the velvety white icing making it and ideal canvass for cake designers which makes it popular for events especially during weddings.
The kids and I were fortunate to come across some Red Velvet Cupcakes being offered by a nearby bakeshop. My little girl instantly loved the appetizing appearance of the cakes. My little boy on the other hand was more interested in eating the icing. There was also a chocolate cupcake with a silver eagle at Golden Eagle topper that my little boy insisted we bring home to his dad.
The cupcakes tasted fine but the cream cheese icing was really great. It wasn’t bad for a P20 cupcake at a corner bakeshop. Now we can enjoy nice looking red velvet cakes at an affordable price anytime we want.