Karina loves cupcakes and since her cake on Saturday was vanilla rum cake, I knew I had to make her other favorite, red velvet. Now, I didn't venture into making cake from scratch as I had originally planned, but the red velvet cake mix worked just as well.
What I did make from scratch, was the cream cheese frosting. Now I'm not normally a fan of cream cheese frosting (I don't believe cream cheese has a place in my desserts), but this one was pretty good. I mean how can you go wrong with cream cheese, butter and sugar? It was super easy to make, which was a huge bonus for me. I have to say that I'm a full convert to making my own frostings from now on. They are yummier, plus I can have more control of the consistency, so I can make the frosting super pretty and piped.
I used the foil liners for these cupcakes and also got some silver sprinkle to give it a little more bling. One of Karina's nicknames here is "Fifi," since she loves the finer things in life, so I thought these sparkly red velvets were fitting.
Best of all everyone loved the cupcakes and really raved about the cream cheese frosting. Next week on the menu is a chocolate cake, and I just may make this one from scratch... I think I have a recipe in mind already.