This is an old thread, everyone. The red velvet cake was made, and was a hit (see photos on the first page of this thread). It was a cake made for a special purpose. There are so many cakes that DW loves that I probably won't be making another RV cake for a long while.
But, I thank each of you for trying to help. I an certain that there will be others who read this thread an will be thankful for the info, just as I am, or even more so. You guys and gals are the absolute best.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North