Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentine!

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Happy Valentine Day! My son Maxime came home, last night, from Ontario. I picked him up at the Nanaimo airport and we had a great drive home. I am so happy to have him around. On Thursday we will take the ferry and go to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics. I can't wait. I have been waiting for this moment since I am young. I have been watching the Olympics for as long as I can remember and always dreamed about being there someday. The day has come. We will be visiting the French Quarter at Granville Island and watch many shows. I will be going to see a hockey game, they Russian against the Czech. I always loved watching the Russians on TV. Beside Canada they are my 2nd favorite team. This will be a moment in the history of my life. I am going to enjoy every minute of it.

For Valentine Day I made some delicious Red Velvet Cupcakes for my two sons. They are a Martha Stewart Recipe. I made my own buttercream recipe for the frosting. We are enjoying them today in between hockey games. My son Mathieu plays and is refereeing three games today. And finally the sun in Comox Valley after many grey days and rainy days.

Recipe on Martha Stewart website

48 comments

  1. That's a beautiful cupcake! The swirls of the frosting are perfect!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  2. gorgeous! as I read this I realized I finally have to break down and buy a frosting bag for piping. can you believe I still do not have one? must change that.

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  3. Wonderful way to celebrate Valentine's day with a beautiful cupcakes, your son who is visiting you, and go to the olympic. Your life is full of bliss Helene. I utterly very happy for you. My husband and I are waiting for our son and his girlfriend to get ready, and we'll go to see the Wolfman together to celebrate this beautiful day. I can not afford to missed to see my favorite actor, Benichio!

    Happy Valentine's day to you and your beautiful family Helene!

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  4. Lovely cupcakes! Have a wonderful time at the hockey game, I'm so jealous! Oh, to go to the Olympics!!! It must be magical, especially with your kids.

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  5. Pretty cupcakes, I like the sugared raspberries too!
    How exciting you get to go watch the Olympics!

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  6. Enjoy your time~ The cupcakes look like velvet~ Well done:)Je suis contente pour toi..Réaliser un rêve ..c'est ..formi..formi..formi..formi..formidable!

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  7. Beautiful Helene!! Perfect for Valentine...
    Ronelle

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  8. Enjoy your Vday! This is a nice way to celebrate.

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  9. The perfect Valentine's Day treat! Have fun at the Winter Games!

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  10. How wonderful to have your son home and get to see the Olympics. It sounds like great fun. I've never tried red velvet cake but this recipe is definitely inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh wow, we are glued to our TV's for the winter Olympics every night, being there must however be the ultimate....

    I have never baked a red velvet cake or cupcakes........you have inspired me...

    Happy belated Valentine's Day

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  12. whata wonderful way to enjoy valentine's!!! n gorgeous cupcakes too! have a wonderful time!!!

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  13. These are beautiful cupcakes! I like it so much. Happy Valentines!
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  14. Beautiful cupcakes! Hope you have enjoyed being in the Olympics with your son! That must be so nice :-)

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  15. How lovely of you to bake those brownies for your two sons! It will be fantastic to watch the Olympics I am sure. Enjoy! :)

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  16. enjoy the olympics and your time with your sons! your cupcakes look awesome--that swirl of frosting is just beautiful!

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  17. Great looking cupcakes. Cupcakes and hockey is what I would call a perfect day.

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  18. Those sure look scrumptious, Helene. I hope you have a great time visiting Vancouver for the Games.

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  19. Helene, beautiful cupcakes! :D Happy Valentine's xx

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  20. Beautiful! Red velvet is just so decadent. I love these.

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  21. What beautiful cupcakes Helene. Your son must have been very pleased.

    You know I'm from the south but I never saw red velvet cakes growing up. In fact I'm not sure I've ever tasted one. Looks like I might be missing something good.
    Sam

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  22. You're such a sweet mom, Helene! I hope you guys thoroughly enjoy your time together! :)

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  23. Gorgeous cupcakes! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day!

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  24. J'espère que tu as passé une bonne saint-valentin. Tes desserts sont fabuleux!

    Nisrine

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  25. These are gorgeous! I bet they taste every bit as good as they look. Enjoy your time together.

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  26. I'm so jealous - I hope you have a fabulous time at the games! And what lovely cupcakes, so perfect for VDay!

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  27. So pretty! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day!

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  28. Lovely cupcakes...I really must make some red velvet cupcakes. Never have, but I've tasted them and loved them.
    Have fun with your family and enjoy the Olympics!

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  29. I love this recipe shown in cupcake form as you have done it...they look just gorgeous this way. You are really great at piping icing! I wish I had your knack for putting things together for photos like this...all of it just goes together so nicely and looks so enticing! Happy Maxime got to come to visit and that you got to go to the Olympics! What fun on all accounts.

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  30. How wonderful to spend time with your sons. Enjoy your Olympic experience. The cupcakes are of course beautiful.
    Mimi

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  31. Such a great treat for your son on Valentine's Day, have a wonderful time!

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  32. Rgwe cupcakes look amazing Helene. I am sure everyone enjoyed them. I have yet to do to see the Olympics. I loved from Calgary the year before the Olympics there.I am so glad you are about to realize a drem!!!!

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  33. the cupcakes look so elegant.

    how eciting for you to be able to go to the winter olympics with son. This is defintiely a dream come true and i can't wait to read your post about it!

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  34. SO perfectly gorgeous!!! I made a red velvet cake as well for Valentines among the other things. One can never go wrong with it!

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  35. How can anyone resist red velvet cupcakes! Gorgeous.

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  36. What a beautiful cupcakes. I tried to make a red velvet cake once and it was a failure. I should try it again as I see your beautiful cupcakes! They look scrumptious.

    I can honestly say I'm envious that you can go to Vancouver for Olympics :) I'd love to be there watching the Russia - Czech hockey game. As I'm originally from Czech Republic I hope for another golden medal for our hockey team! ;)
    Have fun Helene and enjoy your dream!

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  37. Beautiful cupcakes. And I'll bet, in your case, they taste as good as they look. Enjoy your time together!

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  38. They look so lovely, perfect frosting swirls and everything.
    I finally made some too.
    Enjoy the Olympics too.

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  39. Your cupcakes look delicious! And, how exciting to be at the Olympics! Hope you're having a great time.

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  40. Wow!They look beautiful!!!Great job!

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  41. These cupcakes look so yummy Helene. What an experience you got to see some Olympic events. I loved watching every minute on the tv. Canada was a wonderful host.

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  42. Oh, these are just lovely and perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  43. Nice idea. Why didn't I think of that? Red Velvet Cupcakes is really good as a gift. Wonderful post!




    -pia-

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