Red Velvet Cupcakes

by ilene on September 25, 2012 · 1 comment

in baking, recipes

Since I shared about my green tea cupcakes last week, I thought I’d share about my absolute favorite cupcake of all time:  Magnolia Bakery’s Red Velvet Cupcake.  I love love LOVE red velvet cupcakes and NYC’s Magnolia’s has the BEST RECIPE.  It’s my “go-to” cupcakes for birthday celebrations, potlucks, dessert potlucks and just whenever I have a hankering to eat two dozen cupcakes by myself.  The cupcakes turn out really fluffy and moist- better than any store bought cupcake!  Instead of vanilla frosting though, I like to use this cream cheese frosting.  This  cream cheese frosting is SOOO good!! It totally makes the cupcake!  Sometimes I will bake these cupcakes just so I can have the frosting!

I made these particular cupcakes for some friends who were moving to San Diego so I had to make some white chocolate California state toppers for the cupcakes:

I was happy to be able to re-use the same chocolate state molds that I had bought last year.  I wrote a full tutorial on how to make chocolate states here.

I added little pink hearts where San Diego should be:

I also made these cupcakes for my friend Alex’s birthday and I spelled out his name with molded white chocolate letters:

It’s fun to be able to personalize the cupcakes for the recipients!  It makes the cupcakes more special!

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