Ever wondered wanted to experiment with the color of the traditional red velvet cupcake? I have. And after an all out blow out from my alma mater, I wanted to make BYU blue velvet cupcakes for a get together.
So thus began the journey I like to call "The Three Velveteers."
I started out with my no-fail red velvet cupcake recipe that I know and love. The only thing I had to change was the food coloring. So I did.
I added a more-than-generous amount of Wilton's Royal Blue food paste. The buttermilk liquid was solid blue. I was so excited.
Then, then I added it to the dry rest of the ingredients. It was army green! What! "What just happened here?" So I added a bit more blue into the entire mixture. Nothing. Nothing at all. I've been having lots of issues with that darn blue, recently. But I'm not as frustrated as you may think. It's the cocoa, obviously that is caused this problem. So after I got over the fact that I wouldn't be making victory cupcakes I decided to play around with the next two batches.
I then grabbed my cake decorating tool box and got my purple dye. Eh hum...this was another flop. And I thought for sure this would work out since So Cupcake, a local cupcakery in Utah does purple velvet. Apparently I don't have their secret. After that I stuck with red, thinking that the cupcake gods would allow me to make a batch that would actually turn out the way I imagined.