Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tardy Rainbows

It's been quite awhile since I published anything on the blog.
Sorry but it's time you all knew how lazy I really am.
But I have been baking & trying to take pictures so when I do find the motivation to blog I will have projects to show you.
My daughter was home for Spring Break so we decided to make rainbow cupcakes for St Patrick's Day.

I found these fun spring cupcake wrappers at my favorite cake decorating supply store.

Everyone added a layer of their favorite color.

I frosted & added shamrock sprinkles & packaged up a few for giveaways.

It was a fun family activty!



Rainbow Cupcakes:
I used a recipe I found on the Family Fun web site.
They listed complete directions so I didn't need to guess how to make purple & orange.
My box of assorted food coloring came with pink instead of red for some reason so the orange & red didn't come out so good.

Category: Cupcakes/Muffins
Yield: 16 cupcakes
Source: Family fun
Ingredients:
White cake mix - (we used an 18-1/4-ounce box)
Food coloring - (red, blue, green, and yellow)
Whipped cream or Buttercream frosting
Instructions:
Prepare your favorite white cake mix, then divide the batter evenly among six small bowls. Following the chart below, dye each bowl of batter a rainbow color.

RAINBOW COLOR DROPS OF FOOD COLORING
Purple 9 red and 6 blue drops
Blue 12 drops
Green 12 drops
Yellow 12 drops
Orange 12 yellow and 4 red drops
Red 18 drops

Line 16 muffin pan wells with baking cups.
Evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, then the blue, and so on, following the order shown.
As you go, gently spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath.
Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe directions.
Frost & decorate as you wish!

2 comments:

Trudy said...

And believe it when it says it makes 16. Don't try to assume that you're going to get the normal 24 out of them. Because your not.

Just saying.

:)

Love that everyone got in on the fun!

Beth said...

The tulip cupcake wrappers are a little larger than regular so I was only able to make 12.
and all the rainbows were not in the traditional order :)