Now we make red velvet too but we have a little secret weapon… which as you can probably guess we’d like to keep a secret but my all time favourite cupcake is this – Red Velvet. The chocolatier the better, but I like mine to be a deep dark crimson, almost maroon, not a brilliant cherry red. From the research I’ve done into the enigma of Red velvet I discovered it hails from the south where in the 1900’s the cocoa had a natural reddish hue to it. Since cocoa is now mass produced and made uniform the colour has been lost and now we have that dark brown as a standard. I do believe though that the only icing acceptable on a proper traditional Red Velvet is Cream Cheese Icing. Here Joy of Baking shares their recipe and walks you through the process:
Everyone seems to enjoy Red Velvet Cupcakes covered with lovely swirls of Cream Cheese Frosting. While a year round favorite, their red and white color scheme make them particularly well suited for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Canada Day. Top each cupcake with a fresh blueberry and you have a festive red, white, and blue dessert for July 4th. (Read more…)
And speaking of red velvet cupcakes, did you take a look at our new True Blood cupcakes? Our moist chocolatey Red Velvet cupcake topped with fresh Bing Cherry Icing and for added authenticity a sweet cherry drizzle. Basically it is a Chocolate Cherry cupcake. For those Vampire fans out there it would be a great addition to any Trueblood Season 4 Finale party you may be having. Also it would work well with any Halloween Party or even a Twilight Release Party! Take a look at our menu here.
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Gramma Dot’s is pleased to announce the arrival of our newest tasty treat. The much talked about Fang Banger Cupcake is finally here. The inspiration was the HBO series Trueblood which is based on a series of books by Charlene Harris. I’m a fan of most books that have a bit of paranormal in them. I’ve even written a few but when this series premiered my Sundays were never the same. Now I’m hoping to not insult people but I really love Eric over Bill Compton. He’s yummy and while watching a recent episode where the character Jessica was at Fangtasia looking to eat a ‘Fang Banger’ I knew that was something I had to try myself. Since I am mostly rooted in the real world, lack real fangs and know that the Vampire diet would make me very sick I decided to mix up something as close as possible. Thus… the Fang Banger! Our moist chocolatey Red Velvet cupcake topped with fresh Bing Cherry Icing and for added authenticity a sweet cherry drizzle. Basically it is a Chocolate Cherry cupcake. Thankfully 90% of the red colouring is natural it won’t betray your secret or have any lingering effects. For those Vampire fans out there it would be a great addition to any Trueblood Season 4 Finale party you may be having. Also it would work well with any Halloween Party or even a Twilight Release Party! Heck, we might even have a Twilight Cupcake up our sleeves. But it won’t be Team Edward or Team Jacob… I’m all about Jasper afterall.