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.
Banoffee pie is something that is new to me but it looks amazing. Thank you to Joy of Baking for sharing this recipe with us all:
If you are just discovering Banoffee Pie, you are in for a treat. This is a caramelized version of Banana Cream Pie where instead of pastry cream, it has a delicious layer of creamy smooth toffee (Dulce de Leche). I have yet to find a person who doesn’t enjoy this combination of buttery crisp shortbread crust, toffee, slices of sweet bananas, all covered with loads of whipped cream. (Read More…)