Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Visions of Velvet Danced In My Head
Surprisingly, despite my fear of red velvet being messy and "not red enough" my first attempt at this for my niece Anneke's birthday came out as close to perfect as can be! I definitely recommend using 1/3 cup of red food color rather then gel paste. I have seen many women comment that they couldn't find enough food coloring, as grocery stores tend to sell a variety pack. Smart & Final carries each color and they run about $3.99 so it's perfect for a recipe calling for it in such large amounts. I can say first handedly that the gel paste wasn't as successful because my husband tried it when we were out of food coloring...note no pictures are posted, sadly it went right in the trash. Disaster number one?
I will be back to post a few more pictures but in the meantime, take a look at my oh so brilliant photos from my phone. We need to work on their photo opps but this will give you an idea for now. If you have any specific questions please feel free to comment and you can contact me directly for any of the recipes I have mentioned here in my blog!