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For the Red Velvet Cake from scratch:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cocoa
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups canola oil
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
For the Red Velvet Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) round layer cake pans.
Sift flour, baking soda and coco together. Beat sugar and eggs together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl mix together oil, vinegar, food coloring, and vanilla. Add to the bowl of eggs and sugar and beat until combined.
Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the wet mixture by alternating the buttermilk and dry ingredients. Always start with the flour and end with the flour.
Pour batter into pans. Tap them on the table to level out the batter and release air bubbles. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted near the middle comes out clean but be careful not to over bake or you'll end up with a dry cake.
Let layers cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before turning out of pan. Cool completely before frosting.
Using a Cream Cheese filling:
4 ounces butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
the first cake came out cute but ended up falling on the floor :(...
So here is a picture of the cake I made really fast as a replacement :)
These cute flowers can be used in many different ways. You can make a wreath, decorate a picture frame or gift. Get some dried out branches and make a center piece for your room or bathroom. Try it! Have fun and be creative.
My Material: Old book Hot glue Scissors
Start with a square shape. I used three sheets together to add a little volume. Remember they don't have to be perfect. Using a pencil or pen draw a spiral circle onto the square. Cut along the lines that you have drawn continuing until you come to the center of the spiral leaving a small circle at the end. Now you should have a long paper snake. Starting with the outside of the spiral roll the paper inward in somewhat of a cone shape. Start off rolling tightly (which will become the center of your flower) then loosely once to get to the edges. Keep rolling until you get to the end. Put a little hot glue on the back to hold the shape. The circle that you left when cutting the spiral will finish the back.