Wednesday, March 25, 2009

rainbow cupcakes.



i made these for the kids classes on St. Patrick's Day. (You know... rainbow, pot of gold ,etc.:) super duper easy and fun to make, and the kids thought they were cool, which is a plus.

  1. Mix the white cake batter according to package directions.
  2. Evenly divide prepared batter into several different bowls. The amount of bowls will depend on the amount of colors you want for your cupcakes.
  3. Add a generous amount of gel food coloring to each bowl until you have a vibrant batter.
  4. I mixed 5 bowls - red, orange, blue, purple, green
  5. Line your muffin tin with paper cups and then begin spooning the colored batter into the cups.
  6. Add batter color by color trying to make an even layer on the bottom... (I got lazy on that part, but they still turned out.)
  7. Fill the cups approximately 2/3 full of batter.
  8. Bake as directed on the box.
  9. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely, and frost to your liking.
  10. I made a cream cheese frosting (because it's my fav) and decorated with rainbow sprinkles.
*** the plan was to pipe on puffy clouds, but i ran out of time and frosting. you could also use marshmallows as clouds, or put a gold coin on top etc. etc... you catch the idea.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You such a super mom. I loathe you. Just joshing! As always, your posts are terrific, AND (?) I might just be making some of these uber-cool cupcakes this weekend. Hope all is well. Jolyne Purvis said hello, I saw her today.

sheri

Sweet Dos said...

Very cute idea. Original and easy, love it!

Andrea said...

Rad idea! Very cute. Thanks for sharing!

Jek said...

Something that you have posted that i can relate too. i make those all the time. Cakes are the prettiest. Don't look at your poo though!

Stacey said...

I love that idea, I'm going to try it out next time I make a batch.

Perry Family said...

I'll have to try this one, sounds SO FUN!

Amy said...

LOL Jek. This is such a cute idea. I already bought the goods to make it with the kids tonight.