Monday, March 21, 2011

What does a rainbow taste like??

According to my daughter, a rainbow tastes like berries!  Lol!  I came across this recipe for rainbow cupcakes in the Disney Family Fun magazine and just had to make it!  Cupcakes are one of my favorite deserts to make because there is so many ways you can decorate them and make them special. A few years back my mother-in-law got me a fabulous cookbook for Christmas; "Hello, Cupcake!"  This is an excellent book for baking beginners as there are illustrated instructions and "how to's".

I absolutely love to bake and wish there was more time in the day for me to whip up some yummy baked goods.  Juggling work (domestic and a career) and taking care of my family doesn't leave much time to fiddle in the kitchen - but I do take every chance I get to bake and cook with my little one!  This recipe will definitely take a few tries for me to perfect it.  I over-filled the cupcake wrappers; so the rainbow effect wasn't quite right - but they still were delicious! 

I would love to hear from you if you have any creative cupcake recipes to share!  
Below is the link and directions from Family Fun for these happy rainbow delights.  Happy Baking! 
http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/taste-a-rainbow-cupcakes-842128/
Ingredients
  • White cake mix (we used an 18-1/4-ounce box)
  • Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)
  • Baking cups
  • Whipped cream (optional)
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Instructions
  1. 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 COLORDROPS OF FOOD COLORING
    Purple9 red and 6 blue drops
    Blue12 drops
    Green12 drops
    Yellow12 drops
    Orange12 yellow and 4 red drops
    Red18 drops


  2. 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.
  3. Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe directions. Before serving, remove the paper wrapping, and if you like, top each cupcake with a whipped-cream cloud