My best friend from high school came to Lake Tahoe yesterday on her way to Yosemite. I took her and her family to supper at the Lone Eagle Grille at the Hyatt in Incline Village last night and of course I had to make the most southern of all desserts....the red velvet cupcake. This is the cake that southern bakers make for Easter, Christmas and weddings - those most special occasions. We had not seen each other in several years and it was her first trip out west, so it was only fitting that the cake be red velvet. And I don't even have to mention the cream cheese icing (see numerous blog posts on this subject).
BTW...as with any best friend, we picked up exactly where we left off and it seemed like we had never been apart.