So I was asked to make some cupcakes for someone who is both a family friend and one of my kids' former teachers. And, since I'm getting ready for the big celebration at their school, I also wanted to try some new piping techniques. So, when the teacher planning the party chose red velvet cupcakes, I knew I could get creative.
Hence the Black Velvet Cupcake.
It's really simple actually. It's Red Velvet, just with black food coloring instead of red. I also used my favorite cream cheese frosting, but I painted a black stripe inside the bag so that it would pipe out with a stripe.
Now this wasn't my original plan, but I loved the way it turned out. The original plan was to paint a gold stripe inside the bag, using Luster Dust mixed with vanilla. But, just so everyone knows, that doesn't work with Luster Dust.