As popular as red velvet cake (and red velvet everything) has become, I don't remember ever having red velvet cake as a kid. I do, however, have a vivid childhood memory of gasping with girlish delight as they cut into the armadillo cake in the movie Steel Magnolias. I guess ever since then I've had red velvet cake on my mental baking list.
These cake pops without a chocolate candy coating came about by accident. In the middle of making cake pops we ran out of Wilton dipping chocolate but I realized that my whole family still devoured them. Admittedly, they are less polished looking, but they are also less sweet and we didn't miss the chocolate coating at all.
Bite-sized carrot cake squares covered in white chocolate? Yes, please! Naturally-dyed cream cheese frosting carrots add the finishing touch. Happy Easter!
Maybe it's the thought of Easter bunnies munching on carrots but carrot cake makes me think of spring and Easter. In reality, the warm, spicy flavors of ginger and cinnamon make this an equally satisfying treat during the fall and winter or any other time of year.
These cupcakes were the star dessert on my Tapas For a Cure menu, made in miniature, iced with cream cheese frosting and decorated with a teal icing cancer ribbon for Ovarian Cancer awareness.