it was mom and dad’s 40th wedding anniversary at the end of march and i couldn’t get away from red and rubies when it came to their gifts… a locket with a tiny rough ruby on it, ruby red ale, a ruby wishes patio rose. i also made a card, embroidering the letters with sequins and beads and a cake. ah, the cake. i wanted to make a red velvet cake and i researched and researched and read countless recipes. i went with this onewww.joyofbaking.com/RedVelvetCake.html but wasn’t totally pleased with the result. i think i overcooked it for one thing and it really didn’t look red. maybe because i chose to use natural food colouring. i also added a bit of raspberry jam between the layers because i thought it needed moistening up. the frosting was delicious and very creamy but i was most pleased with the sugar red roses i bought online from www.cupcakestyle.co.uk. so congratulations again mom and dad. looking forward to your golden wedding anniversary in ten years…..