Tipple and Treats: Red Velvet Heart Cake & Truffle Cocktails

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Hello everyone,

It’s Friday afternoon, yippee. I am sure you are more than looking forward to your weekend beginning and as it’s Friday afternoon my thoughts as always are turning to food.

Earlier in the week I featured a red and ivory bridal inspiration board which was actually inspired by a certain Angelina Jolie in her beautiful ivory silk Atelier Versace dress, with it’s contemporary flash of red. Such a gorgeous dress and a gorgeous board, as I am after all having a love affair with red right now.

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So rather predictably I wondered how you could translate this colour palette to food, specifically party food. And then I found this amazing Red Velvet Heart Cake and I wondered no longer.

I just adore this cake, it’s one of those that makes me want to lick the screen, I can almost taste the creamy buttery topping, no doubt you would end up with a little bit of a red tongue with all that colouring too, but heck when it looks this good, who cares?

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This cake is not for the faint of heart as it does require some baking skills and a lot of patience. But if you are feeling confident then go on give it a go, I dare you. You’ll find the tutorial here on I Am Baker.

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To complement the naughty sweetness of the cake I have paired it with a rather gorgeous Raspberry Truffle Cocktail which has both a creamy texture as well as a delicious white chocolatey flavour, balanced by the tarty flavour of the raspberries. You can find the recipe here.

I am thinking this could be a good pairing for a certain little event coming up.

You know the one beginning with V.

I mean Valentines of course!!!!

Happy Friday peeps and do let me know your delicious recipes too.

Michelle xx

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4 COMMENTS

  1. WOW, this cake is seriously scrummy looking… and I love surprises in cakes like this! definitely gonna try this one out!

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  3. Peterko says:

    Wow such a kitsch idea…