This time I wanted to experiment with some other flavors/colors on the shells. I know that red velvet is all the rage, but I’ve really had a hard time getting on board with it. Partly because, gross, it’s a lot of red food coloring and that’s so not my style, but mainly because I think it’s pretty rare that anyone gets it right!
Red velvet is a southern tradition, and I live in the north, so maybe that’s the reason. But when I was in high school my bff’s mom was from North Carolina and she was an amazing southern cook. The first time I went to their house she was busy in her kitchen with a huge red velvet layer cake. I had never seen anything like it before. After dinner they cut me a slice and I have never forgotten it.