So Kierra requested a birthday cake from me. But not just any birthday cake, she wanted red velvet.
My heart sank and I started to panic just a little bit when she said those words... red velvet... um... yeah... remember last time I tried red velvet? Well I do. It didn't turn out so well, I was up all night baking, and in a total panic, I tried two different recipe's, twice. And needless to say, I ended up making the majority of that cake chocolate instead of red velvet. Yeah. Red velvet and I don't really get a long.
However, I do remember saying I would attempt it again, and that I would defeat the damn cake... I just didn't think it would be this soon.
Well there is good news, believe it or not. About a week or so ago I was just browsing Bakerella's website.
(Note: please tell me you know who she is? She's only like the most famous baking blogger out there, in my world anyway. If you don't know about her, here is a link to her website: www.bakerella.com go check her out, NOW!!)
Checking her website is like my daily ritual, even though she only posts once a week... I still check back every day... just in case. Her website is so cute, and she always has the greatest pictures.
Anyway, you'll never guess.... yep that's right, she had just posted a gorgeous red velvet cake AND the recipe. So I decided to try her recipe since the other two I tried before had basically failed me.
And what do you know... the cake worked out perfectly. No screaming. No being up till all hours of the night baking. AND it was surprisingly easy. Like really simple. So thanks Bakerella for making all of my red velvet cake dreams come true....
Back to Kierra, her favorite color is purple and she asked for stars, stripes, or polka-dots so I went with the stars. I think they're fun. I decided to do this cute thing where it looks like the stars were bursting out of the cake so the fondant on the top tier has a torn look. I think it's cute. Very appropriate for a 13 year old.
I think she liked it. Enjoy.
Now that's Red!
Cream cheese frosting. Yum!
And of course, the birthday girl and her red velvet star-burst cake!