This weekend I felt like I was rewarded for something – I managed to finally get Saturday night off to spend with my family celebrating my mom’s birthday, and also happened to get Sunday & Monday off, too!
My mom always wants the same cake for her birthday – red velvet, which is fine because it’s pretty and it’s still February. This year I decided to use a recipe from the Food Network, from Sonny Anderson. It got good reviews, though I didn’t get to taste is because of the cocoa powder and no chocolate until Easter for me! I did get to eat all of the extra frosting though – my favorite, favorite vanilla buttercream. I always play around with the vanilla content to get a great taste, but I just really like the ratio of butter to sugar.
My mom wanted cupcakes, but I wanted to make a cake since it’d been so long, so I made both. The recipe calls for a jelly roll pan, but instead I went with 2-6inch circles and 12 standard cupcakes.
It ended up being perfect for the party since we only had 4 cake eaters. We sliced the cake and sent the cupcakes home as leftovers, with a few remaining for my parents the next few days, and since my mom’s birthday isn’t actually until Monday, she’ll have some leftover for then. Happy Birthday, Mom! 🙂