Tuesday, July 29, 2008

SCARLET CAMOUFLAGE

Will someone please explain to me Red Velvet Cake?

I've never preferred it. (Which isn't to say that if a piece lands on my plate I don't eat the whole thing; What the heck is wrong with me?) I think the red makes the flavor funny. Or I look at the cake before my first bite and think, That color isn't actually found in nature. This stuff looks to have a radioactive quality to it, and my taste buds become tainted.

Red Velvet Cake.

I don't understand.

I read a Chocolate Cake recipe and then I read a Red Velvet Cake recipe. They required the same amount of cocoa. The only significant difference I saw was the bottle and a half of red food coloring the latter used.

So really, is Red Velvet cake just a cream-cheese frosted chocolate cake incognito?

And if so, why does it need the vermilion disguise?

7 comments:

cat+tadd said...

Red Velvet Armadillo cake. Yum.

Mal said...

Excellent point. Trying to fool us...I dont like it.

whitney said...

I don't understand the draw either. And I can explain the taste, because I am a nerd. The reason it tastes funny is because the high levels of alcohol in food coloring. To make a truly perfect red velvet without the nasty aftertaste, you have to use a highly concentrated food coloring, like a paste.

So there you go. I am a psycho.

birdonthelawn said...

i hate it. a girlfriend made it and i pretended to be excited. i suck, but so does red velvet cake. it reminds me of murder, it reminds me of blood. maybe it would be cool to have it at a murder mystery night...

Jaime Stephens said...

I never understood it either glad I am not alone.

Haley Hall said...

Alright Meg...you most certainly can come see our lil place! We would absolutely love it! You can come over Friday or Saturday. I don't have work at all on Saturday. And you most absolutely may NOT have a framed picture. Sorry. And Sophie better keep her bodily fluids in her tiny body when she comes over. But I do want to see her; she is a cute little beast.

rabidrunner said...

It goes well with strawberry ice cream (with all those matching hues 'n all). Other than that, it's completely useless.

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