This is not a perfect post, hence the title.
Sometimes (or a lot of times) recipes don't turn out like we envision. It might be good and look pretty, but not quite perfect.
A few weeks ago I made the above red velvet cupcakes for my brother-in-laws birthday. It was my first attempt at "from scratch" cupcakes, meaning no help from my good friends Betty or Duncan. I used this recipe and as many of the reviews state, they turned out a little too oily. You can see how the white liners soaked up a lot of the oil if you look closely at my photo. While they got good reviews at the party and were eaten up quickly, they weren't quite perfect. Now don't let this post lead you to think that I am a perfectionist because I am not! But, if I'm gonna throw down some calories, I want them to be pretty perfect.
This week, I'm attempting another round of these Southern classics using her recipe which calls for butter instead of oil. I'm hoping for better results and if I fail, I shall try again....and again...and again, until I reach perfection. I don't give up easily.
Do you have a favorite tried and true recipe for red velvet cake or cupcakes? For more red velvet cooking and craft inspiration, check out this recent feature.