I was asked to make some cupcakes and cookies for a baby shower, where the color scheme was pink and grey. Immediately, for the cupcakes, I thought of pink cakes with grey frosting – and pink velvet seemed a logical way to accomplish that.
I used my Red Velvet Cupcake and Cream Cheese Frosting recipes, and just added pink food coloring to the cupcakes, and black to the frosting. In both cases, I would advise you to add just enough food coloring to get the hue you’re looking for. (In hindsight, I would have done a little less pink in the cakes, but I was so worried you wouldn’t be able to tell it was pink!)
Anyway, behold – my cupcakes: