faux red velvet friday


Well Dear Reader, we have almost come to the end of the odyssey known as The Cheerios. Tomorrow they will compete in the Provincial Cheerleading Championship and that, as they say, will be that.

When the dust settles, Saucy will be back to regular postings about crafts, baking (cupcakes and more), home and garden, a little feminist rhetoric and maybe even some giveaways "sprinkled" in. Her fourth year of blogging coincides with her 800th post in April, so watch for some serious celebrating - and changes around this old bloggedy blog.

In the meantime, to get you through the weekend, Saucy wanted you to have a Fabulous Cupcake Friday. Enjoy this faux red velvet - not a drop of food dye nor cocoa in it.

Saucy just simply referred to her altered cupcake recipe using a white or golden cake mix (perfect for anyone allergic to chocolate) and instead of the usual one cup of liquid being water or milk, she used one cup of the fluid strained out of some mixed berries (the frozen kind) that she'd thawed to use as waffle topping. Who wants runny waffles anyway?

Until next week - have a great weekend and do wish us luck tomorrow! This is the culmination of five months hard work.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck to the Cheerios tomorrow!! Can't wait to see all the changes!! Have a good weekend!

Crystal

Sarah-Lyn said...

Just lovely!
Good luck tomorrow :)

SL

sassy said...

Saucy are you Ok? Those yummy cupcakes sound almost healthy? Berry juice...mmmm! Must be the stress getting to you.....go have a coke and a bag of chips for lunch, stat!
Best of luck tom! Can't wait to hear!

Jerri-Lea said...

Have fun Cheerios!! When we all turn our lights off on Saturday night listen closely for the sound of Saucy-tinis being shaken, I'm sure you'll need a few!

Coco said...

Good luck with the Cheerios. That cupcake looks so good. I want one.

Anonymous said...

Saucy, those look deelish......... What do you do to get the icing frosted with pink?? is it a spray??

Jennifer Fast

karen said...

Best of Luck to you and your team!!!

Angela said...

Good luck, my friend to you and the Cheerios! I know that you and they will do wonderfully!

Angela

ChaChaneen said...

The B-E-S-T of luck to you and the girls!

Leica Forrest said...

Go Cheerios!!!rock it out! you had the best coach ever.
and red velvet, all I can say is mmmm. My fave taste EVER!!!!

Saucy said...

I think they will do fine tomorrow. They came over after school and we had a work bee to put hair up in rollers, ate pizza and hot cookies from the oven and we watched videos of our competition - scary! But if they do a clean routine and anyone else makes a tiny mistake, we have a good chance. They are solid and as ready as can be!!

Update ASAP tomorrow!!

Bamm-ela said...

WE'll be watching for that update, Saucy. The berry juice idea? BRILLIANT!

Lisa Russell said...

That's a great idea! Have you ever used the red velvet cake mix? We have those down here. I bought one but haven't used it yet - I may use it for cake balls instead. Good luck with the Cheerios, and I can't wait to see what all you and your blog has in store! xoxo, Saucy Lisa

Cassandra said...

I'm imagining y'all are on the mat right about now, and I'm sending you great vibes!! Did the cupcakes taste fruity or berry-y at all? They look beautiful! Did you "paint" the inside of your piping bag to achieve that pretty swirl?

MJ said...

Am curious: are you going to volunteer to do cheerleading next year? I'm with Sassy re: concerned about your nutrition kick re: the cupcakes. Is there something wrong?

Tracy said...

I hope today went G-R-E-A-T!

Rhonda Roo said...

You are certainly polished and wise enough to be 800, but you dont look a day over 29.

Congrats, even though I think Cowboy would leave me in a heartbeat for Saucy-Who-Makes-Incredible cupcakes.

If you ever post a pecan pie, I'm dead.
:-)
xoxoxoxox

Saucy said...

The pink swirl in the icing was achieved by spreading a thin line of food colour paste (in this case, rose pink by Wilton) inside the piping bag before scooping the white icing into the bag.

You can also do this technique by using two - or three - colours. That's how I did the "barbershop poles" for The Sprout's birthday in June.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I hope everything went well over the weekend. They're lucky girls to have had this season with you.

Jennifer said...

Don't change too much around here! We like it the way it is!!