Random Tip

If you have a cast-iron pan (ours is a grill pan), you know that the handle can get hot as well. This may be common sense, but I thought it was genious when I first did it! I put an oven mit or a pot-holder that goes on your hand over the handle once I get it out. That way I’ll never burn my hand.

Please excuse the nasty dirty pot-holder in the picture!

    Pin It

12 Responses to “Red Velvet Cupcakes & My New Favorite Way to Frost Cupcakes”

  1. #
    Bridget — February 19, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    You chose a great recipe! I’m glad you liked it. Did your friend like the recipe from Smitten Kitchen? I liked that one too, but it was a little more chocolately than I was looking for.

  2. #
    Sara Therese — February 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    What a cool way to frost! That is so nifty – can’t wait to try. Thanks, Jen!

  3. #
    Jen — February 19, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Amy said her sister enjoyed them so they seemed to be well received. I wanted something bright red and without a ton of food coloring. Those are the main reasons I chose the recipe I did. Then I saw your comparison post while the cupcakes were in the oven, I saw your post and it reassured my choice!

  4. #
    kathleen & tom — February 19, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Ooooooh brown sugar cream cheese frosting! I’m intrigued.

    Those look great!

  5. #
    kathleen & tom — February 19, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Ooooooh brown sugar cream cheese frosting! I’m intrigued.

    Those look great!

  6. #
    Cathy — February 19, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    this looks great! I’ll have to try this to bring to work because my CWs only eat CMR’s red velvet cake!

  7. #
    Colleen — February 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Ooh that frosting technique looks amazing! Give you most frosting to eat, too!

  8. #
    Sheila60526 — February 20, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    That gives me an idea! What if I put something else in the cone? Maybe a melted chocolate or something. Hmmm have to think about that. Beautiful post.

  9. #
    Jen — February 20, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Yep Sheila – I do that all the time. If you look at the other cupcakes in my blog, I’ve stuffed bananas, peanut butter, jams etc in cupcakes. It’s probably my favorite way to make a cupcake!

  10. #
    Jennifer — February 26, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I love removing the cone from my cupcakes as well. More yummy frosting!! 🙂

  11. #
    CB — March 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Oooh I’ll have to try out this red velvet recipe and compare too. I think it’s so interesting that every RV recipe that is slightly different but basically the same can give you different taste results. Love the new frost method!

  12. #
    Kelsey — August 2, 2010 at 5:22 am

    So…I realize I’m seriously late to the party, but I’m so glad you like the red velvet recipe! The frosting sounds delish 🙂

Leave a Comment