This weekend, thwarted yet again by my quest for red velvet cupcakes, I gave in and made them myself. I've been too cowardly to taste them after they were done baking, but according to my two taste testers, they turned out pretty decently.
Here's the batter all mixed, looking scary and blood-red.
All ready for the oven.
And here they are all baked and frosted. I ended up nixing the cream cheese frosting I had made and using regular vanilla frosting instead because the cream cheese tasted really good but came out all clumpy and weird. I need an electric mixer.