Friday, August 1, 2008
Not Red Velvet Cake
Wednesday was Bee's birthday. Last year for her birthday, we had friends in town from Europe, so we had a big bash that involved yummy lasagna and red velvet cake. After that soirée, Bee challenged me to make a red velvet cake sans the red. She wanted a purple cake. So, last night, I made a Purple Velvet Cake. Same recipe as red, but with purple food coloring instead.
The cake part is nearly black, that's how dark the purple is. I think in the future, rather than using Wilton's Violet, I'll just mix red and blue McCormick's and go for a lilac color in the cake. The deep purple frosting is definitely fun, though, because it colors your tongue purple.
Anyway--it was fun to make and will certainly be fun to eat over the next week or so.
Happy Birthday, Bee!
And happy (photo) Friday, everyone!
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