I made red velvet cupcakes yesterday. They. Were. Delicious. They still are.
I didn't make my own frosting, which is probably cheating. I used Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting and I feel like it worked out just fine. I also topped the cupcakes with little autumn sprinkles (red, green, yellow, pumpkins, etc) because, well, why not? Anyway, anyway, you need to know that I used Joy the Baker's cupcake recipe. You should try it. My red cocoa paste was not super pasty, but it all worked out.
I shared my cupcakes with Laura and Amanda last night when they came over for a girls night. We ordered pizza, watched a huge number of episodes of "Say Yes to the Dress" and generally had a fabulous time. It was nice to be able to watch something while simultaneously talking, laughing, eating and making fun of the people on the show. Haha. I'd recommend trying it.