I know what you're thinking...
Now, before you judge...
Please know...it's not as bad as it looks.
I'm just keepin' it real.
We have good days, and then we have bad ones, too.
They go hand in hand.
This day was a little bit of both.
I learned my lesson, quick.
Let the cake COMPLETELY cool off before frosting.
And it's not like I don't know this already.
This is what I get for being impatient.
My friends, here is my Red Velvet Cake. I know, you're thinking, "What in the world is THAT?" I actually took the picture before I smoothed the sides out, really, and my oldest daughter did the cute decorations on top. If I wasn't so anxious to get it over with, the outside would look halfway decent.
But, don't let the outside fool you. My kids LOVED it, and ate the cake in one day. Yes, I know, savages! Ha! Everything was made from scratch, including the icing. I don't think I can ever go back to pre-packaged frosting again.
Here's the recipe I used from one of my cookbooks.