Monday, February 21, 2011

Barefoot contessa's boxed cupcake

This is a review of Barefoot Contessa's Red Velvet Cupcake.

Ina Garten is my idol. Not because of her recipes, I'm afraid, but for her overall character. I love her sense of space, decor, color, elegance. She is feminine and soft spoken... watching her show is soothing :) I've tried some of her recipes and some works wonderfully, but some... a bit off. But come on, who's perfect?

At Fresh Market by my parent's house, I bought this red velvet cupcake mix. It's very easy to prepare and very good. wait... easy for cupcakes... but more steps than you think for a boxed cakes. I made it because a little girl was visiting my house with my friend (her mommy). I looked back to my childhood and yes, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting on top would've made my day. Our goal that day was to make ginger bread house! but I knew that was not going to be the dessert, so I went ahead and made this eye pleasing dessert :D
(yes, I filled the cups too high and I got the muffin top. Hey, more space for the frosting. These cupcakes rise well, so be careful to only fill it about 2/3 full)

My brother's idea of a ginger bread man

our beautiful gingerbread house :)

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