RED VELVET CUPCAKESI decided it was only appropriate to make the Red Velvet Cupcakes, given the apt colour. The method for making these cakes was definitely just a little different as it included vinegar (I hate vinegar) mixed with Bicarbonate of Soda. I was not prepared for the reaction that was going to take place, so only managed to get a picture as it fizzled out, but basically as you mix the two it starts to foam and fizz. This is where baking gets technical, but I googled it (the only way to find answers to questions these days) and actually found a blog entry by none other than the Hummingbird Bakery themselves. It's worth a read if you are interested in that side of baking (the scientific side) or if nothing else it justifies the use of something as bad as vinegar.
|I just about managed to capture some of the reaction.|
|They're still not quite the Hummingbird standard are they?|