A friend, who always sees and hears about my baking but has yet to try any, was in town. So, I decided to make him some cupcakes for once. Any opportunity to bake is a good opportunity. He likes cream cheese frosting so I decided with the classic duo of red velvet cupcakes and vanilla bean cream cheese frosting (adapted from BHG New Cook Book). Found a new recipe for my red velvet cupcakes (from Cake Central) as I wasn't 100% satisfied with the recipe I was already using. I thought these came out a bit dry but they were exactly what I imagined a good red velvet cupcake to taste like!