My son and I are baking today, and Mom’s favorite are red velvet cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in New York. I love cooking with my son, and he especially likes to operate the big mixer.
I generally don’t bake, so I follow directions exactly when I do. Magnolia publishes some recipes, so if you like cakes or cupcakes, check out their books. I found the red velvet recipe on epicurious. So if you’re ready to make Mom happy, go there and give it a try.
As for the icing, that recipe looks dangerous — I could definitely screw that up. If you’re inexperienced like me, try Pillsbury’s Purely Simple Buttercream Frosting. You’ll need two packages of it, and I added three teaspoons of vanilla to get something closer to Magnolia’s frosting.
Mom got a preview cupcake today, and she very much approves.