Red Velvet


A pint of red food coloring
Is what it takes
To make my man
His favorite cake

I cannot see the purpose
Of all that red
Just looks like something
Has died and bled

Someone needs to explain to me
The allure of a scarlet dessert
Why would you ever eat something
That looks bloodied and hurt

So I steer clear
Of his red velvet cake
The sight of it is beyond
What this girl can take

© 2017 Michelle Cook

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52 thoughts on “Red Velvet

        1. Lol… I actually have no idea, as I’ve never actually made one! But it does take a ton of food coloring to get anything that red. I’ve made playdough for the girls before. Never really got red, just more like salmon colored. So who knows… I’m not trying it! Lol… 🤢

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            1. But it’s never tasted chocolaty to me… Of course I don’t think I ever got past the almost hurling stage of trying a bite. So maybe that’s it! Lol… 🙂

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            2. I’m actually on a partially sugar-free diet myself, by choice. My one guilty pleasure is this bag of M&M’s. The girls were even scolding me for buying it! Even after I shared some of it with them! I think I’ve created a couple of monsters over here. Lol… 😉

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            3. Oh gosh! Sounds about right! Lol… Auti is the worst and she’s only nine! Catches me at everything I’m not suppose to be doing and she sneaks up on me all the time. I suppose she’ll be the one taking care of me when I’m really old. And I won’t able to have any fun! 😉 Lol…

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            4. Oh, I’ve caught her plenty of times. You know what she does when I catch her? She smiles at me and says… “Oh mommy, you’re not really mad at me are you?” Then she bats her long eyelashes at me and turns and skips merrily away. I’m wrapped around her little finger! Can’t wait for the teen years! Lol… 😉

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            5. Here’s a red velvet cake recipe with coffee in it! Lol
              Red Velvet Cake
              2 cups all-purpose flour
              1 teaspoon baking soda
              1 teaspoon baking powder
              1 teaspoon salt
              2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder
              2 cups sugar
              1 cup vegetable oil or canola
              2 eggs
              1 cup buttermilk
              2 teaspoons vanilla extract
              1-2 oz. red food coloring, more or less depending on how deep you want the color
              ½ cup plain hot coffee, prepared (don’t skip this ingredient)
              1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar

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