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12 Months of Cupcakes: Red Velvet August

Ok, ok, yes – I am a little behind, but I’m not letting that stop me! I made my August batch of cupcakes this weekend for a Chili Cook-off/Packer Party. I cheated a little bit and used a mix that one of my girlfriends gave me as a shower gift – Red Velvet from Williams-Sonoma. The cupcakes turned out beautifully – perfectly rounded tops and just as yummy as can be! If I’m ever in a cupcake pinch, I’ll definitely be hitting up W-S for a mix.

In the spirit of Packer football – I used the Touchdown cupcake kit from my 12 months of cupcakes stash. The liners are absolutely adorable – half sport the Guest score (24) and the rest show the Home team winning with 33 points! The toppers have cheerleaders with poms, footballs and helmets. So cute! I made the frosting suggested by the W-S mix – a rich cream cheese frosting. SO good (and easy)! I colored it green like a football field (or for the Packers, depending on how you look at it). Here’s how the batch turned out:

12 months of cupcakes august red velvet

tailgate cupcakes for 12 months of cupcakes

What do you think? Do you have any to die for Red Velvet recipes? I’d love to try making my next batch from scratch! How are you celebrating game day?

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