Friday, June 24, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes - Rainbow Cupcakes

I found this fun and easy recipe for Rainbow Cupcakes on another blog and thought it would be so fun for the girls to try to make it. They were so excited!

And since I haven't posted a Pink Saturday post in so very long, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to link up.


You can always visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see more pink posts!

These two were my main helpers, my sweet Lena (black shirt) and my sweet niece Arianna (pink shirt). They took turns cracking the eggs, pouring the oil and water and mixing.


After following the package directions on a box of white cake mix we added food coloring to make the colors we wanted for our cupcakes. The blog on which I found this recipe calls for six colors. I only wanted to do four.


After lining the cupcake pan with paper linings, I spooned one large spoonful of batter into each cup. With the back of my spoon I made sure the newest layer completely covered the previous color. Once the cups were about 3/4 full I put them in the oven. When they came out they looked like this.


I thought it would be fun to let the girls decorate the cupcakes how they wanted. So I bought these two sprinkles. Not a lot of options for them, but they made do!





I poured a some of each bottle on a little plate to make decorating a bit easier and not as messy!





We used cream cheese frosting. CC got creative and put her frosting in a ziplock bag, snipped off the end and made this cutie.


Hers was definitely the best looking! Ha!


But we were going for the fun of it. The girls had a blast rolling their frosted cupcakes in the plates of sprinkles.


Something so simple gave them so much joy!





They looked so pretty all decorated up on the outside......


And once we bit into them, they were so so pretty on the inside!


Simple, easy and fun. And I think we may have made some memories that evening that these girls will never forget!




11 comments:

Lola

I just found you as part of Pink Saturday. This post looks so yummy. Makes me want to go out and eat cupcakes. The family memories are the best part of this post. -Lola at http://www.dharmakilleddogma.blogspot.com

Susie Jefferson

What a wonderful idea - never ever seen cakes dyed on the inside before! How lovely!

Happy Pink Saturday and a hug from the UK!

Ann

How fun to bite into one of these. It would take a little extra time but it would really be worth it. Such cute little chefs!!
Ann

Jenny's Heart

Very cute and very yummy looking; I bet the girls will always remember the rainbow cakes! What a great memory you made.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart)

Hi Apri, It is so nice to meet you. What cuties you have helping make these yummy looking cupcakes. They would be perfect with a hot cup of coffee right about now..hugs ~lynne~

Lorraine

Oh what a fun time in the kitchen with your little ones, and the cupcakes are adorable! Happy PS!

Marydon

Oh, what fun I will have with the kid-ligns doing this recipe. TY for sharing April.

How is school going for you? The girls are out of school by now, right? They look so cute baking away ...

Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

alicesg

Looks like the kids are having fun with baking the cupcakes. Look too beautiful to be eaten. Happy Pink Saturday.

Shirl

Hello April, I'm still making my Pink Saturday visits, love your pink post this week! What adorable cupcakes! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
Hugs, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Jane

I love how these turned out - especially the middle!

Jane

Sunny

Hi! Your cupcaes look yummy, thanks for the how to. I love those old houses too. Have a great week.

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