I thought it would be fun to make red velvet cake as a Valentine's treat and I found a recipe online to try. When I went shopping for ingredients on Saturday I discovered that red food coloring is hard to come by so close to Valentine's Day and red velvet cake requires a lot of red food coloring. I bought a couple boxes with the four colors and squeezed out all the red and mixed up a little from the gel coloring I use for decorating cakes. It turned out fine in the end and the cupcakes were AWESOME! I am really happy how well my first attempt at red velvet cake went. However, twenty four cupcakes is a lot for one family, and I think they were a little too rich for the kids who didn't end up liking them much. But all the adults we shared them with really liked them. Sophia asked me if next time I can make blue cupcakes, so instead of red velvet, how about blue suede? What flavor would those be?
Monday, February 7, 2011
I have been finding more and more gray hairs lately. I used to color my hair all the time but stopped after I got married because Richie wanted to see what my natural color was. He is actually the one who encouraged me to color my hair and he said if I was going to do it, I might as well really go for it. So I colored my hair RED! And it came out really red. When I asked little Richie what he thought of it he said, "It looks . . . reddish." At least he didn't start crying like Grace did when she saw it for the first time.