Wanting to create a dessert that would be yummy but also show support for the Tide, I decided to try my hand at red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
I searched online for a recipe that seemed manageable (I didn't want to overdo it on my first from scratch attempt!) and found this recipe from The Food Network.
For the cream cheese frosting I used Amy from Same Sweet Girl's recipe which can be found here.
I must admit I was rather surprised at how easy these recipes were. (Not as easy as a box - but not as labor intensive as I had assumed.) While the cupcakes were delicious and moist, I don't really think they tasted like red velvet cupcakes. The cream cheese frosting was to.die.for. Next time I will use half the ingredients called for. I only used about half of the frosting on my cupcakes and have been snacking on the leftover frosting since Saturday. I had to force myself to throw the extra away last night because it is just too yummy and tempting!!!
The final results were pretty impressive if I do say so myself and everyone at the party raved for my cupcakes. That's one more item I can knock of my 101 in 1001! :)