About a week ago I receive an invitation from Brianne and Alex to a party with the most creative theme I’ve heard in quite awhile: Friday the 13th / Valentine’s Day! Conversation hearts and Killer Clowns, pink-tinted booze and blood-thirsty Birds...tonight we’re going to get a massive sugar rush and laugh while people get comedically massacred on the TV.
Our hosts outside-the-box party planning inspired me contribute some fitting treats: Tainted Love Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes. My favorite recipe for a classic Southern Red Velvet Cake is from Sylvia Woods' Family Soul Food Cookbook. Its deep, blood red color is shocking and gorgeous and the cream cheese frosting is downright addictive. I upped the cute factor by pouring the batter into mini muffin molds and adjust my cooking time to 15 minutes. Happy Friday the 13th Kiddies! xoxo