Red Velvet Cake

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½ cup vegetable shortening

1½ cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

¼ cup red food coloring, plus more for the frosting

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2½ cups unbleached, all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

¼ cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon baking soda

plenty of vanilla buttercream frosting (use your favorite recipe or buy it prepared)

red food coloring

24 Gummy Lifesavers (or any round candy with a hole in it)

24 black jellybeans

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