Not sure where my family got this, but it was a very popular cake for our families weddings (not mine but still) I used to ask my mother to make this for me every year for my birthday. It is great. I have had people ask me to make their birthday cake out of this, they absolutely love the frosting.
Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake
For RV Cake
1/2 Cup solid Crisco
1 1/2 Cups sugar (granulated)
2 oz Red Food Coloring (just until you get the color you want)