Updated: Sep 24
Wedding day is such an important day for a couple. It is the start of a new journey for two people. And the cake can really show off the personality of the couple.
Red velvet cake originates from Southern America and is thought to be about 200 years old. The limelight for the cake started in New York in the 1930s when it was served in the luxury Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
It is debatable why the cake was called red velvet. One theory says that the cocoa powder would react with the acidity of vinegar and buttermilk to give it a dark red hue. Others say it is because originally brown sugar was used for the cake which was also called red sugar then.
John A. Adams with his wife Betty owners of the Adams Extract Company happened to dine in the Waldorf-Astoria. And they realised that they could sell more food colouring with a red cake.
They started marketing the red cake by printing it on cards and merchandising it next to their red food dye bottles.
And since then it has been growing in popularity, and really took off in 2011 according to New York Times.
The trend probably hit Ireland later but it has picked up quickly. About 30% of the cakes that are ordered from Eve's Cakes are Red Velvet.
Whether thats due to the growing popularity of the cake or just our specific recipe which is a huge crowd pleaser, is debatable.
We also use mascarpone cheese as well as cream cheese to make it even more decadent.
Red Velvet is absolutely delicious and below are three reasons why a couple should consider red velvet for their wedding cake!
1. Stunning Looks
Can there be anything more stunning than a bright red colour that stands out?
Red velvet can be a very versatile option for a wedding cake as it can be made to match the overall style of the wedding.
It could be all white covered in frosting, and the colour would be revealed at the cake cutting ceremony.
Red velvet could also be a semi naked wedding cake giving it a more rustic appearance. To book below cake for your wedding please visit my website for a rustic wedding cake here.
Red velvet can be a very romantic option too. Decorate with berries and flowers and a dusting of the crumbly red velvet sponge. See my article here why meadow flowers are the trendy options for the wedding cake.
Or alternatively red velvet cupcakes are always a hit! They could compliment your wedding cake on the cake bar.
2. Delicious Taste
Red velvet is one of the nicest cakes out there. It is moist and dense, it has a beautiful velvety crumb.
And the cherry on the top is the cream cheese frosting which is creamy and slightly tangy.
You can be certain that your wedding cake will not be dry or boring if you go for the red velvet wedding cake option.
3. Red Velvet Cake is a Crowd Pleaser!
Red velvet is a true crowd pleaser. We get red velvet cake orders for birthdays, communions, graduations and christenings which shows that it is loved by kids and adults alike.
Red velvet is appearing in everything now. You can get red velvet pancakes, red velvet sundae, red velvet latte, Offbeat Donut Company even does Red Velvet Donut.
Thus eed velvet would be a perfect wedding cake!