Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chocolate Velvet Birthday Cupcakes

Happy (belated) Birthday Hubby! 

Chocolate Velvet Birthday Cupcakes

Words can't begin to express how lucky I am to have such an amazing man in my life. He is kind, caring, supportive, everyone loves him and most importantly, he LOVES my food! As Ryan dives into the last year of his 20's, he celebrates friends, family and things that are important to him. It is amazing how things come into perspective as you grow older.

We have been together for nearly 10 years, something that we find hard to believe. We met in college during our freshmen year through mutual friends. The journey has been unforgettable, going from this....

Kettler Cuisine
After 6 months of dating!!
to this...

Kettler Cuisine
After 1 year of marriage and 9 years together!!

Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes

His birthday just happened to also be Oscar day!! We decided to throw a little Oscar party to celebrate. The champagne was flowing, bets were made for the "Oscar Pool," and "red" velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting were consumed. I say "red" because I was unaware of how much food coloring was required to actually make them red. In my mind, I just thought there was some sort of red ingredient that naturally turned the batter red....but, no! That is fine with me, because food coloring creeps me out. So I made chocolate velvet cupcakes instead with cream cheese frosting. Hop on over to Foodiecrush, where she admires the recipe from Cucina Marie.

Red Velvet Cupcakes from Cucina Marie

Cream Cheese Frosting from Cucina Marie

Chocolate Velvet Birthday Cupcakes


  1. Your Red Velvet Cupcakes are undoubtedly better than ANY out there! They look delightful. Good job Jess!
    I love the old and new photos ... you two look GREAT.
    Love YOU ... Mama Kettler