Sunday, August 30, 2009

I see red, I see red, I see red

My initial interest and now obsession with red velvet cake started with this London bakery which I have the upmost respect for. On my very first visit I remember being dizzy with excitement by the neverending choices of cake on offer.
The red velvet cupcakes grabbed my attention as I vaguely recalled there being some sort of red velvet cake mentioned in the movie 'Steel Magnolias'.
Red is one of my favourite colours.
I love velvet.
Cream cheese icing has long been a favourite of mine so it was only natural that I should gravitate towards buying a red velvet cupcake.
That first bite in 2005 has led to four years of being enamoured with the look and taste of red velvet cake.

It wasn't until late 2007 that I attempted to bake my own red velvet cake. I have used several different recipes and have to say I love them all.
I can't imagine ever getting tired of baking or eating red velvet cake.
I've baked a few for different friends, cupcakes for my sister's birthday a few years ago and cupcakes for my cousin's engagement party dessert.
Red velvet cake is still such a novelty here in Australia that people get very excited when they catch their first glimpse of red.
This cake introduced my good friend Speechie to the wonder that is red velvet cake.
She was hooked on first bite!

I also got to try out my new cake decorating triangle.


Kerstin said...

What a pretty red velvet cake, love that cream cheese frosting on top too! I haven't tried to make my own yet, but it's on my (ever expanding!) list!

George@CulinaryTravels said...

What a gorgeous cake! Great job.

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

eatingRD said...

oh yes, this looks heavenly! I've never made red velvet cake before, wow you did an awesome decorating job :) Cream cheese frosting is my favorite too, non of that yucky no-flavor store bought stuff.

Kat said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Red Velvet cake is one recipe I have not tried, but it is on "the" list. I love cream cheese frosting!!!

Miss High Heels said...

Thank you all for the comments.This cake is dangerous to have around the house as it disappears very quickly :)

Kerstin, I know all too well about expanding to do lists!

The Novice Chef said...

Red Velvet cake really is one of the very best cakes around! And you should send it my way if it is to dangerous to have around your house!!

Selba said...

Wow! Red velvet! I always want to bake it... someday, definitely someday :D

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe yes I should put my hand up for a red velvet obsession. Once you get hooked you cannot stop! Yours looks lovely! :D

Cookie baker Lynn said...

That's gorgeous! I've never made a red velvet cake (the bottle of food coloring puts me off), but I'm so tempted by yours to try it.