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I ran across the recipe for the Blue Velvet Cake on the Food Network website, Paula D.  I did not want to make a cake, I wanted to make them as cupcakes so I googled it, and I found Sprinkle Bakes .  So I decided to try my hand at Blue Velvet Cupcakes!

Batter with the blue & Violet coloring

(Check me out in the bowl!  lol)

If you are interested in making them I suggest you check out her site for step by step instructions.  I have a few notes to share.

I was not happy with the outcome.  I am not sure if it was the cups I used to bake them in, but they did not seem to cook just right for me.  They were crispy around the edges, but moist inside.  The cream cheese icing, I would add a little lemon to it next time, to give it an added extra kick!  If you are familiar with the candy cups, that some people use as cupcake cups, don’t use them for this cupcake.  I tried some in regular old cupcake liners, and they turned out much better!

The stars!  Is that a neat little decoration or what??  Sprinkle Bakes will show you how to do that as well.  I had so many cupcakes that I was not proud of, I had a bunch to make stars out of.  If I had time making royal icing to outline them in, would have really given them the pop they need!

Also, if you are like me and you hate a mess!  Be aware!  This dye just gets everywhere.  But it is really easy to get off your counter tops and off your spatulas.

*The Best Blue Velvet Cupcake of the Day*

Blue Velvet Cupcake Dressed up

So all in all, I would make this again, hoping to get them just right.  If you make them or have any questions please let me know.  This was a learning experience.