Saturday, January 18, 2014

Weekly Whine: Red Velvet

I like red velvet. I really do. But seriously, enough already.

I first heard about red velvet about ten years ago. I was working with this guy who said that his girlfriend loved red velvet cakes and he was trying to figure out how to either make her one or order one.

I don't think he'd have that problem these days.

Seriously, everything seems to be red velvet. You can't see a dessert platter anymore without at least one red velvet dessert on it. Red velvet cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies.... you name it. I haven't had red velvet ice cream yet, but I'm sure that's next.

I like red velvet, but I liked it way better when it was something special.


  1. Suddenly I have a strong craving for a red velvet cupcake. Mmmm.

  2. I have had red velvet ice-cream. It is really good.

  3. The most special red velvet anything that I ever saw was the armadillo groom's cake depicted in Steel Magnolias. Hilarious.
    I have tried red velvet cakes and cupcakes and they seem to be a simple white cake with a shitload of red food coloring in it. Sure, the cream cheese frosting that accompanies them is good, but otherwise, I don't see the point of eating something that is more food coloring than food.

    1. Actually, red velvet cake is supposed to be chocolate, not a white cake.

    2. I loved that armadillo cake!

  4. THANK YOU! Could not agree more. It's just RED.

    I kinda feel that way about pumpkin stuff in the fall. Coffee, yogurt, muffins, waffles, pumpkinoverload

  5. Ick! They just taste like food dye to me....guess the one time I tried to make one, I used too much!

  6. I was asked to make a red velvet wedding cake without the dye. This is done using beet puree (after they have been roasted) and white wine vinegar! Let's just say this is one I didn't taste before delivering...