Saturday, May 15, 2010

Black Velvet Baby

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.


April said...

Those are probably the prettiest ones you've ever made. They look so elegant, so... black tie.

Paige said...

They're definitely one of my personal faves.