Red Velvet Revolution
It's crazy! →
[More:]I'm a Texan, I grew up with Red Velvet cake. We had it every Christmas, for some reason - it was a favorite of my Dad's and I quite like it too.
We moved North when I was a kid but continued to practice our cultural traditions, and for most of my life the neighbors we served it to were all, "What is THAT
?" when they saw the color.
"Not to worry!" we said. "It's just a little old chocolate cake! With an en-tire bottle of red food dye in it! Go ahead, it won't hurt you a bit! It's a Texas specialty!"
Flash forward to food trendland 2012, and it surrounds me everywhere. A brief search has pulled up dozens of red velvet concoctions available as recipes or for sale. I have found all of the below, both logical and improbable applications of the red velvet concept:
-Rice Krispy treats
-chocolate covered cake balls
and the inevitable
-red velvet bacon cupcakes
. Sprinkle that with candy corn and I think you'd create center of gravity of 2012 food trends sufficient to sink a black hole.