One of my coworkers was leaving the company and I asked what kind of cake she’d like (I missed baking for her birthday so I felt extra bad), and she requested red velvet. I didn’t realize how much red food coloring was required, and the batter didn’t quite taste right so I kept adding some of this… a little of that… and by the time I was done baking, I ended up with several small cakes, a dozen cupcakes, and a crapload of mini cupcakes. Crapload. And the homemade cream cheese frosting came out great! (Thank you, Alton Brown.)
I filled my coworker’s cake with cream cheese frosting and a layer of pecans. Not much to look at, but it tasted delicious!