So, I wanted to try to impress some potential new friends with my hardcore baking skillz. But instead of sticking with one of my tried-and-true cupcakes of deliciousness, I decided to attempt red velvet cupcakes. Hours of recipe-searching and I settled on this recipe . Shouldn’t be too hard right?
Of course, Safeway was out of cake flour, dutch-processed cocoa, and normal red food coloring, so I went with all-purpose flour, plain gross Nestle cocoa, and some weird gel food coloring.
Do. Not. Do. This.
The cupcakes were neither red nor velvety. They tasted like bran muffins. Really boring bran muffins. With delicious cream cheese frosting. Cris took one bite, looked at me, and said “I’m sorry, honey.” That’s how bad they were.
After much whining and wailing on my part, Cris salvaged the situation by throwing these delicious cheese-filled, bacon-wrapped jalapeno things together at the last minute. There’s really no way to mess up that combination.
But of course I couldn’t take any credit for the yummy, yummy results and instead of being awed by my fantastic cupcakes, people were instead amazed with Cris’s ability to wrap things with bacon. Life is so hard.