I wanted to make cupcakes for Maggie’s class for tomorrow, and I found this great recipe for ‘green velvet’ cake (http://southinyourmouth.blogspot.com/2009/04/red-velvet-cake-err-green-velvet.html). Mine definitely didn’t turn out as fancy looking as hers, but they were fun to make!! John calls them the ORNL cupcakes – they’re GLOWING!!
|The NEON batter (I used every bit of green food coloring I had in the house to get enough that the recipe calls for, is that green or what?)|
|Another crazy green batter shot|
|Getting ready to bake|
|out of the oven, weird hulkish looking now with the light browning of the top.|
|cooling..a few sunk in the middle, nothing a little extra frosting can’t fix|
|I tested one, I’m still ASTOUNDED at the neon green!!
(the cake tastes pretty good, though!)
|Frosting – recipe here – basic buttercream.
I didn’t want to do creamcheese frosting – kids like plain sugar anyway!
|I don’t have a pastry bag, so I made one! I’ve found this is a SUPER fast way to frost cupcakes.|
|bag, ready to be snipped.|
|Frosted! (with sprinkles)|
|My girl’s special one. I picked out the best one and put her initial on it. I doubt she’ll care, because they’re CUPCAKES after all!|