Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes, a Balletic Cakewalk and Treat to Self

A warm hello to all my friends ! Hope all of you are doing great and absorbing the sun rays and enjoying the showers before fall schedule sets into motion. I had a wonderful summer holidays relaxing more and cooking less. The favorite passtime was curling up on my couch; daydreaming about food, redoing the decor of my home for fall, vacation whilst taking a power nap and flipping a book with my new lamp from Ikea and playing some soft numbers in the backdrop. Sometimes a break from your daily routine is what you need to get Re-Charged. I simply wish I could pause 'these moments' and live in these happily forever ...!!!!

But got the stroke of reality last week when I got an email from my little one's school reminding me about 'back to school time'. It seems just yesterday to me when it was a carnival in the school. It was a fun filled afternoon with so many exciting games and rides. My Lil one took a box of chocolate cupcakes to play the fun game of 'Cake Walk'. The music was turned on and all the toddlers were busy doing a 'balletic walk' to win over their favorite cake from the cake stall.  The music stopped at once and the kids were freeze tagged. Aha..what a lovely moment. The kids were rolling their eyes on each other with curiosity to know about the winner. The teacher rolled the numbers and called for number 8. Hey its me, its me ! Shouted and screamed my monster with joy. He won a beautiful Red Beetle Cake and was seen buzzing around the park like a happy honey bee for quite a while. Its exciting to be part of kids activities.

We baked and enjoyed a variety of cakes in these summer holidays. Baking a cake is an art and every time I bake, I learn something new. Recently. I baked a "chocolate peach cake" but it didn't work out well and became more like a peach-submerged-brownie :(( . Last Sunday we brought home Blue Bunny Red Velvet Ice Cream, it was awesome (din't survive >  2days) this was another great treat for me, some who has started loving every food that Red Velvet. Finally I mustered enough courage Ito bake a 'Red velvet cake'. Initially thought of doing everything by scratch and bake a cake with red beets. But keeping in mind my last failure, thought of postponing my plan for a while. I swiftly surfed couple of options and zeroed in on Paula Deen's "Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting" Though her recipes generally call for loads of butter/fat, but the ingredient list of this one sounded good to me. So simply followed her instructions by heart to get a batch of perfect cupcakes. In less than an hour my kitchen had fragrant and sparkling tray of cupcakes.


As I stated above, these cupcakes are inspired by one of my favourite celebrity chefs Paula Deen's recipe Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.



mmmmm......I just loved the house filled with sweet aroma of freshly baked cake. It is so contagious and makes you feel so very good :))) The cupcakes added an instant sparkle in my kitchen...


We all savoured it and hope you too like this recipe and 'Treat Yourself Oneday' !!!!!!!!! 
Later enjoyed some cupcake with a scoop of chilled vanilla bean ice cream too !!!



Look, someone's having amazin-lickin fun :)



Thanks a ton to all folks for stopping by my space and Have a wonderful week ahead !

Much Love, Sonia xoxo



18 comments:

Emma @ Food, Fork and Good said...

I love the vibrant colours in these. I'm tempted to give them a try at some point when I have a kitchen!

Lavi said...

cupcakes looks so tempting! i have to try this soon! your kid snap is so cool!

Sonia said...

Thank you so much @ Emma and Lavi ! I am so pleased to know that you liked the cupcakes. Its really worth the effort, luv !

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Lovely cupcake looks so delicious and soft..will try it soon..

Hind said...

Sonia, these cupcakes are Super O Super!!!Simply delicious , superb &mind blowing!I can just say Yum..Yum..Yum!!!Hats off to your clicks.

Angie's Recipes said...

These cupcakes are just so pretty!

Sonia said...

A big and warm Thank you to all the lovely ladies. I really appreciate your warm complements. luv, sonia

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking red velvet cake looks fabulous.
Lovely pictures of your son so cute :)

Sonia said...

Thank you so much ! I'm so glad that you liked it :))

~~louise~~ said...

Dare I say Sonia. I've never made Red Velvet anything. After seeing your tempting cupcakes and giggling at those awesome pictures, I really should try them at least once!

Love the story too, perhaps more than the thought of baking, I'm so bad at it:)

Thank you so much for sharing, Sonia...oh to be thinking of my kids and their back to school days. It seems so long ago. In fact, it is! Enjoy every moment:)

Jay said...

I want this right now....looks so yummmmy
Tasty Appetite

Chic & Gorgeous Treats said...

Hi Sonia! I am so glad you came over.. I couldn't be happier by just looking at your perfect red velvet cupcakes. It is definitely one of my favourite cake and I think I have had it almost 3 times consecutively in 3 years as my birthday cake. I am thinking if I should bake me a cake this year instead. And what would it be. It definitely has to be chic since I am moving into my 3-0. LOL.. Do stay in touch. Cheers, Jo

Sonia said...

Thank you so much folks ! All the beautiful comments are duly appreciated and keeps me motivated to cook more and share more with my lovely readers. WArm regards, sonia

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Oh Sonia! Your red velvet cupcakes look like ones from the famous cupcake shop!! Gorgeous and perfect... And eating with vanilla ice cream? Heavenly!!! I love your son's expression. :) Priceless!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh the red is just perfect! I love a good red velvet recipe but honestly they are hard to find at times. I love this recipe and your shots of the cupcakes look amazing

Sonia said...

Thank you so much Nami & Mehar !I am so pleased that you guys liked it :)))

Vimitha Anand said...

Cupcakes looks so lovely with that frosting... U have a wonderful blog... Happy to follow.. Do step in when u find time

An Open Book said...

this is one of my absolute fav cakes..i love the red velvet cream cheese frosting combo..sigh i feel like having some right now.

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