BEB is NINE! Celebrating with a Reader Feedback Survey

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Can you believe that it’s been exactly NINE years since I first posted something on this little corner of the Internet? It seems like a million years ago, and all these years later, here we are!

There has been endless amounts of butter, sugar, chocolate, some fluff, and my best recipe ever. Thank you all so much for sharing your love of food, family and life with me. This place certainly wouldn’t be the same without you!

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve asked for your feedback, and I want to make Brown Eyed Baker the best it can be for you! I’d SO appreciate it if you could take a few minutes and fill out this quick survey :) Everything is 100% completely anonymous, so I’ll have no idea who is answering or what you are saying.

If you are reading this on your phone or via email, you can click the link below to access the survey:

BEB Reader Survey

If you are on your computer, you will see the form pop up right here:

THANK YOU again!! xo

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The BEST red velvet cupcakes - a gorgeous red color, moist and fluffy, and topped with luscious cream cheese frosting.

Really, really good red velvet cupcakes can be totally elusive, right? Some are dry, some are TOO red. And what’s the story behind red velvet cake (and cupcakes) anyway? After doing a little research, I found that while foods were rationed during war time, bakers used boiled beets to enhance the color of their cakes and to retain moisture. Red velvet cake was a signature dessert at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel during the 1920s, and was also well-known in the restaurants and bakeries of the Eaton’s department store chain in Canada during the 1940s and 1950s. Many attribute the cake’s recent popularity to the film Steel Magnolias, in which the groom’s cake was a red velvet cake in the shape of an armadillo.

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