New Yorkers claim Red Velvet Cupcakes started at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Canadians think the recipe comes from Eaton’s department store. Everybody wants to claim this scrumptious, stunning treat! But we Southerners know its true origins lie below the Mason Dixon line. Who doesn’t remember the armadillo cake in Steel Magnolias? No armadillo-shaped treats here, though: just classic red velvet cupcakes topped with our rich cream cheese frosting. Want a dramatic treat for a book club or wedding shower? Got a Gamecocks fan in your life? Red Velvet cupcakes for the win.