I have never made Red Velvet cake in my life, and actually wasn’t entirely sure what it even consisted of prior to making it.
I knew it was red!
I got this ADHOC cake mix from Williams-Sonoma as a gift and I figured I might as well try it out.
It also happened to be one of the server’s birthdays at the restaurant I work at, so I figured it was the perfect time to make magic happen.
I opted out of making a layer cake because I live in Nashville and the weather has been punishingly hot these last few weeks.
Which means the cake would probably melt enroute.
The high today is 99.
Add our delightful Southern humidity and you have an actual recipe for disaster.
The recipe called for oil, buttermilk, vinegar, and eggs to be added.
And it is definitely red.
I suggest wearing black clothing when preparing this cake.
I’m a freakin idiot and did not.
I am definitely making these again if I ever have a TRUEBLOOD party.
My kitchen sink looked pretty suspect.
As did my oven.
Look how badly it needs to be cleaned.
Here is my cream cheese frosting whirlin’ away in my beloved KitchenAid Mixer.
Gorgeous Scarlet hue.
Iced and dressed with mini chocolate chips!
Organized on a pretty silver platter with birthday candle added!
Look at the Happy Birthday girl!
Overall they were a big success. Ashley loved them and I got lots of compliments from my co-workers!