Two weeks ago I received a new food colouring. It was the “Extra Red” concentrated paste of Sugarflair. I ordered it because I had never got a genuine red colour on my cakes before. With the standard red colourings, I used to achieve just pink tones, fuchsias…
My original idea was to make Olympic cupcakes with this colouring (in order to get an intense red icing), but when I received it in my hands, I had another idea: Red Velvet Cupcakes! I was eager to try to make them since long time ago. So this was my opportunity!
Red velvet is a popular red layer cake covered with cream cheese icing. This cake is made with buttermilk instead of milk. The sponge has a nice touch of cocoa.
The most special thing about this cake before tasting it, is its bright red colour. But once you taste it, your opinion will most likely change: its flavour is wonderful!! The cream cheese melts in your mouth with the moist sponge… Mmmmmm!!
Nowadays, it’s becoming trendy to adapt most of classical cake recipes into cupcakes. And these are the Red Velvet ones!! Extremely red and fluffy!!
Due to my good experience with this purchase, I strongly recommend “Extra Red” concentrated paste of Sugarflair for colouring your sponges, buttercream, sugarpaste… This food colouring has become my favourite because of the deep red I can achieve with it.
I will post the Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe in some days time. You can’t miss it!
See you soon!