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Red Velvet Cupcakes and a Tiny Fairy

Updated on April 18, 2014

Tiny Fairies Love Cupcakes!

Chocolate is key for me in any dessert.. so red velvet, which is a glorified chocolate is over the top and a hit with me. I adore cupcakes and all the fairies that I know have told me that they do too!

My husband is one of those people who cannot keep the weight "on". I know, I know, you wish you had that problem! Me too!!

Lately my husband has been craving red velvet cake and so what can I do? If I don't make one for him myself I buy it at the local Ralph's grocery store. Cheesecake is another frequent buy. I think the trick is with red velvet cakes is to not make them taste like chemicals or red food coloring. Sometimes that can be too much.

Below i have a great recipe.. try it!

Update.. on to cookies and Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes too! Ohh those sweets keep calling my name. Sweet fairies with a sweet tooth I would say. Tee hee.

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My favorite baking gadget ever - A must have in the kitchen

Good choice. We all love short takers hey?

TURN ON THE MUSIC As You Enjoy Some Cupcake Fun

Cook Time

Prep Time: 22 min

Total Time: 45

Serves: 24, BUT Maybe just ONE if U R a piggie! tee hee

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 1 C buttermilk at room temperature
  • 2 lg eggs at room temperature
  • 2 Tbl red food coloring
  • 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pound cream cheese
  • softened (frosting)
  • 1 C butter
  • softened (frosting)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (frosting)
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (frosting)

Instructions

  1. Red Velvet cupcakes are luscious depending upon the recipe you use. Here within this lens I have hunted down a few and considered their reviews. All has been blessed by my own personal fairy Lily.
  2. DIRECTIONS:
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Line muffin pans with cupcake papers.. I like the foiled ones.
  4. In mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In another bowl carefully beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with electric mixer. Nest add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth.
  5. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes. Use toothpick to test them to see if they are done. Cool before frosting.
  6. Luscious Cream Cheese Frosting:
  7. In mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter & vanilla until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed until all is moist then speed it up and beat till it if fluffy.
  8. YUM!!
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'Red Velvet Cupcakes and a Visit From a Fairy'

I am blessed to know dear little fairy names Lily. She and I have shared many a red velvet cupcake and exotic teas. We write poetry together and here I share one:

"Fairies Along the Way - I Wanted to Capture Them and Make Them Mine"

Fairies along the way

I heard their trembling

beautiful goddesses.

I spied those angelic beings

whimsical angel drawings

within a flower formed from music.

I wanted to capture them

embrace their souls

make them mine.

So I slipped into their light

late at night

when I hoped they would be sleeping.

There within a petal

in an art fantasy space

alas

I awakened a tender soul

gentle despite my intrusion.

"I WANT' you!

I want you because I need magic

and because you feel things deeply

that you will explain... please."

Lovely little star of mine

stood as tall as she could

rubbing her eyes

leaning in with her ears

and whispered with the scent of a white orchid,

"I may not be all you think

I make mistakes.

I am guessing

yes I think

there is a difference between you and me

it does not include our size

our wings or lack of them

it is that one holds out for hope

one forgives her steps

one of us is human

and it is not you."

Whimsical angel

Goddess of Spring

she climbed to the tips of my fingers

and began to sing.

"I won't apologize for getting off centered at times

feeling too much

crying

laughing too loud

worrying

holding things in jars for later reflection.

I won't apologize for weeping

tears that come from nowhere

seemingly to you.

I treasure

the side of those emotions

that say no

and entangle me with objections.

Never say

don't feel so much

or to be comfortable with the dull

days

without edges

Zelda would be sleeping

and never have painted ever.

To cry is also to smile later

and to embrace a fairy of the night."

Since my angelic angel

my creature of the largest measure

lept from my hand

on to The Silver Strand

I have since concluded

emotions

storms that befall me

despite their turbulence

have never felt softer.

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ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

I paint and sculpt female fantasy art and map fairy tale adventures. I dream of beautiful women on canvas and art of exotic women.

I have illustrated for Hay House Inc.,"Women Who Do Too Much" CARDS, taken from Anne Wilson Schaef's book. I also illustrated for Neil Davidson, who was considered for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, and several other publications. My paintings are collected worldwide.

Giclee canvas art work, greeting cards and posters are available for sale on my official website:

http://www.kathysart.com

Sign up for my mailing list for FREE ART GIFTS suitable for children: Drawings of whimsical angel pictures, legends of mermaids and fairies in art. Tiny angels whisper fantasy art for shrink art, or coloring pages. Also a "Letter From the Tooth Fairy", ya just never know when you might need one!

I am Represented by:

Monkdogz Urban Art, Inc., 547 West 27th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10001

ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz

http://www.monkdogz.com

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THE IMAGE is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5"

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Comments - I'd love to hear what you think of my cupcake page.

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    • queenofduvetcover profile image

      queenofduvetcover 

      4 years ago

      I have always been a HUGE cupcake fan. I need to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • TransplantedSoul profile image

      TransplantedSoul 

      6 years ago

      I had Red Velvet once - and did no tlike it - I think it must have been the specific batch. I'll have to try again.

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      i love red velvet cupcakes. my sister bakes them often. squidangel blessings.

    • Beadsnresin profile image

      Beadsnresin 

      6 years ago

      I have never eaten these before and I have always said I want to make them and STILL haven't! Thanks for the lens!

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      The cupcakes sound delicious! They will add weight to me, but some things are worth it!

    • LaraineRoses profile image

      Laraine Sims 

      6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I love this cupcake lens and I love your poetry. Blessed.

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      tipi has how to grill hamburger lens and now, i want my dessert...red velvet cupcakes. it makes me hungry

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      moonlitta 

      7 years ago

      I notice you have a poem on each page-well at least each I've visited...They feel like having those velvet cupcakes to the weary traveler, feeding his soul...

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