I found a recipe for red velvet cupcakes on Friday and thought I'd make them for my mother in law on Saturday. The first batch came out brown despite following the recipe so thought to myself I'd try again another time and just made the icing. However I made a botch on the icing and ended up with tons of the stuff! So I then made a second batch with twice as much red food colouring as the recipe asked for and these came out a pinky brown! All I can think is American food colouring must be different to the ones in Tesco, can anyone help me out on this? Anyway I gave the icing a go and I was very impressed with myself, I managed to do quite a good job.
Once they were iced I threw on some chocolate strands for a little bit of crunch. I do have to say they were the best cupcakes I've ever made and have inspired me to keep going on this :) Check out the pics and let me know what you think.