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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rainbow Cupcakes

Red and Yellow and Pink and Green~
Purple and Orange and Blue.
I can sing a rainbow,
Sing a rainbow~
Sing a rainbow too!

My nephew turned 10 today and I had this idea to attempt making rainbow cupcakes. I did a bit of research and referred to Cut-Out-and-Keep

I made my own vanilla cupcakes so this blog will be a step by step guide to making rainbow cupcakes. I can't remember if this recipe is around somewhere so I'll writ
e it here again.

110g unsalted butter
225g caster sugar
2 free-range eggs
125 plain flour
150g self raising flour
120mL skim milk at room temp
1 tsp vanilla essence

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius (fan-forced)

1. cream the butter and sugar until its pale and fluffy, then add one egg at a time
2. in a separate bowl, add the plain and self-raising flour
3. add the vanilla essence to the milk
4. add 1/3 of the flour into the butter/sugar/egg mixture and beat, then add 1/3 of the milk, beat again.
5. continually add 1/3 of the flour and milk until it's all gone

you have your vanilla cupcake batter ready. Now just divide it into 6 bowls or cups. I used disposable cups cos I'm too lazy to wash lol.

Now I followed Cut-Out-and-Keep in terms of the food dye. However I didn't get the orange that I'd like... I numbered 1-6 in order that I put the colours in first.

1. Half cap blue + half cap red
2. Half cap blue
3. Half cap green
4. Half cap yellow
5. Half cap red + half cap yellow
6. Half cap red

I'm guessing it's about 3-4 drops in every half cap.

than it was time to divide it evenly as possible into 12 muffin tins. it was quite a challenge trying to layer it after the first. if I put a big scoop in the middle, it started to sink. I had to quickly spread it around to try create a layer.

then Bake for 25 minutes. When it's ready, let it cool down in the tins for about 5-10 minutes. wait for it to completely cool down to add icing and decorations

You can create however you like. I used 'White Wings' Vanilla icing Mix and decorate with 100s & 1000s and Mini M&Ms

Yeah I'm pretty messy.... but it looks colourful.


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