To me there are 2 important factors which make a cupcake "the best cupcake":
1- Use the best ingredients and organic when available
2- Work on your swirl - every top cupcake bakery has its signature swirl
My swirl for the Red Velvet cupcake is inspired by the famous NY Crumbs Bake Shop (It looks more rustic and for me the red velvet is a rustic cupcake)
To bake these cupcakes I used 2 different recipes: the Hummingbird bakery recipe for the sponge and the Magnolia Bakery recipe for the fluffy vanilla icing.
*Mixing the butter and the sugar till light and fluffy*
*You may cut the top of the cupcake to even them out once cooked and crumble up the leftovers for the decoration*