I’ve been asked to make a wedding cake for a friend and after a cake tasting they decided on red velvet for the top tier. I used a Lorraine Pascale recipe I got from the BBC Food website for this cake.
The recipe on the website makes a three tier cake. The cake I made was just for the tasting so I only used the quantities for the top tier. I also used the Hummingbird Bakery Red Velvet Cupcake frosting to ice the cake instead of covering the cake in fondant.
The recipe makes a really nice rich cake, it was the first time I’d made red velvet though – so I was quite shocked by the amount of red food colouring required!