I’ll be honest. I’ve always been a bit intimated by fondant. The results are so gorgeous that I’ve always assumed that it was difficult. When I came across a fondant cupcake decorating class at a local shop called the Cake Professor, however, I decided to try working with fondant. Guess what? It turns out simple fondant decorations that can make a cupcake look really pretty are super simple to make. In a lot of ways working with fondant is a lot like playing with play-dough.
We are still unpacking, but today I wanted to share with you a southern inspired recipe. Hopefully, we will be unpacked soon so that we can
stop tripping over boxes get back to cooking and crafting.
Today I am very excited that my husband Jaime generously agreed to let me share his red velvet cake recipe (altered a bit to make red velvet cupcakes) and his easy cream cheese frosting recipe. Many of Jaime’s friends request that he make his red velvet cake for celebrations and special occasions and he has been doing so for years. But for the first year or so that we were dating, while I heard a lot about his red velvet cakes, I didn’t have the opportunity to try one.
I am still on a quest to find the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe, but in the meantime I thought I’d share this super easy and beautiful cupcake topping. I’ll share the the recipe for the accompanying sugar cookies next week.