Green Kitchen: Red Velvet, White, and Blue Cupcakes

| 7/2/2009 4:16:33 PM

Cake decorating has always been a part of my life. For birthdays and holidays my family and I always make creative cakes. From a butterfly to an island to a funky geometric design, we always have a theme for our cakes.

I won’t lie — baking the actual cake is always the boring part for us. But desserts are meant for eating, not just viewing. Last year, we used fondant on my sister’s polka dot birthday cake. It was adorable, but her friends were actually picking the fondant off the cake in order to eat it!

For Fourth of July we’re making themed cupcakes, and we want them to taste as good as they look.

Confession: I’ve never made cupcakes from scratch before. This recipe may look a little daunting, but if I can do it, you can do it!

We did a test run Wednesday night, and they turned out great. The combination of sweet and tangy makes these cupcakes unique. The proof? We gave my dad just a piece of one to try because he’s usually not a fan of cupcakes, and he immediately requested a whole cupcake instead!

Red Velvet, White and Blue Cupcakes
Serves 24