For Briar’s birthday I wanted to make her something bright and vibrant – so rainbow cupcakes seemed like the perfect idea! I’ve seen this style of icing before in my google image searches for cupcake decoration ideas so now was the best excuse to try it out.
I made my standard vanilla cupcake recipe and dyed the mixiture and icing so that when you took a bite it was coloured pink-purple-blue-green-yellow!
- 190g butter, softened
- 2 T vanilla essence
- 1 C caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ C plain flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- ½ C milk
- Preheat oven to 190°C
- Cream butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition
- Sift flour and baking powder together
- Fold into creamed mixture
- Stir in milk
- Divide mixture into thirds and colour as desired
- Spoon mixture evenly into the prepared mini cupcake pan that has been lined with paper cases
- When spooing the mixture in, evenly place in the colours as desired then gently swurl with a toothpick so the mixture marbles when baked
- Bake for 15 mins or until cakes spring back when lightly touched
- Transfer to a wire tack to cool down before decorating
- 2 T vanilla essence
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 T hot water
- ½ tsp food colouring
- 2 C icing sugar, sifted
Beat all of the above ingredients together until smooth. Divide into thirds and colour each batch as desired, this website details how to get the different colours to blend when you pipe the icing on the top
It was actually REALLY easy to do! All you have to do is spoon different colours into the piping bag and it just mixes itself!
I sprinkled yellow and green edible glitter on the top when done just to give them a bit more pazaaz!
They were delicious!
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