What says Happy Valentine’s Day better than red velvet? I say red velvet cake pops shaped into hearts!
I had never shaped cake pops into anything other than a cupcake before and was interested in see how the coating would go. I used Wilton’s candy melts in red, pink, and dark chocolate to coat them and some I even used heart-shaped sprinkles.
I was pretty happy with the outcome.
Some of you may know that my husband is an officer in the Air Force and currently working at USAF Academy. He is in command of squadron 6, The Ragin’ Bulls. Today marked the day that all the firsties (senior cadets) get to know what their jobs will be in the Air Force after they graduate. So my husband thought it would be cool to put their jobs on a piece of paper and stuff them into cupcakes. We went with red velvet cupcakes (Red for Rage) with cream cheese buttercream.Since the graduating class is a silver class, I lined the pans with silver cupcake paper. I also used Wilton’s edible decorating spray in silver and sprayed the tops and added some silver sprinkles…We also labeled each cupcake with a toothpick that had the cadet’s name attached. We wouldn’t want anyone to find out the wrong job. No one ate their jobs, by the way. I was happy to hear that! The treats went over quite nicely and the cadets were happy with their jobs. Good luck in June, Firsties!!
Today my son and I went to the Air Force Academy to celebrate the February birthdays in Squadron Six! We took along red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing and they were pretty much devoured by the end of the day.
We love celebrating their birthdays. I may have to think of something green for March birthdays!
Today was my husband’s birthday! His favorite is a red velvet cake with peanut butter buttercream icing. You wouldn’t think those two go together since red velvet is usually paired with cream cheese icing but it is fantastic. Very rich…read: needs a glass of milk to go along with the cake!
So I decided to not go frilly with his cake and just do basic borders around the top and bottom and be done with it.
This is a two-layer 8 x 3 inch round, torted, filled and iced with peanut butter icing!
Happy Birthday, my love!
Anyone out there love Cadillacs? This customer’s husband does. In fact, he has a Cadillac CTS-V. I’m not a car person but it is a sharp car. So my customer ordered a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. She said he loves layers because it allows him to eat more icing! So the cake is torted for more layers of icing. She also wanted the icing to be tinted to a similar burgundy color of his special car. And the cadillac V emblem would be fantastic.
I hear he was so happy with it that he made everyone wait until he took a picture before cutting it! That’s what I like to hear. He also enjoyed the many layers of icing. Love that!