Red Velvet Mummy Cupcakes with Velvety Cinnamon Frosting

Happy Halloween!! I thought I’d make some red velvet cupcakes for you. Since it’s almost Halloween I frosted them to look like mummies. This recipe is from the cookbook Baked by Lewis and Poliafito. It makes 24 cupcakes or 1-three layer eight inch cake. Soft gel paste food coloring is used to give a true vibrant red color. It’s also much easier to work with than liquid food coloring. I used AmeriColor “Red Red”. Here in Fresno CA you can purchase it at Creative Cakes. The frosting has a mild cinnamon taste that doesn’t overpower the flavor of the cupcake. What is it about red velvet cake that makes it so popular?

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