I am re-sharing an old recipe with you as it is such a fun one and one I’m definitely thinking of doing again!
First published- 23rd January 2015
It’s Friday so I thought I would share a foodie recipe with you. After successful baking with Amelia last week I couldn’t wait to get her helping out again. I have seen loads of rainbow and multicoloured cakes/cupcakes and honestly…I think they can look quite ugly especially when the colours blur and end up with a bit of a mush but thought we best give them ago and make them as pretty as can be.
As always whenever baking I use my trusty Hummingbird Bakery book and went with the vanilla cupcake recipe, but you could use whatever cupcake recipe you like. Amelia helped lots with stirring, I think baking could be her new favourite thing. Here is the cupcake recipe, I can highly recommend using it;
Once you’ve made your basic cake mix your going to want to separate it into as many bowls depending on how many different colours you want. I used; green, purple, blue, yellow and pink.
Something I would suggest is using a food colouring gel as the liquid colouring can give an unpleasant taste when a lot is used but with the gel you need such a small amount to get a great colour.
Now its just as simple as putting it in the cases in varying orders, layers and patterns.
While they were cooling I whipped up a simple vanilla frosting (Hummingbird again!) I love how thick this frosting comes out and it tastes amazing. To keep with the colourful theme I used some multicoloured confetti sprinkles.
Vanilla frosting recipe;
Considering I wasn’t the biggest fan of coloured cake and the thought of eating green cake kinda grossed me out I am now converted. They look really nice and these ones actually looked quite pretty with the white frosting on top. Will definitely be baking some more rainbow coloured things!
Have you ever made a rainbow cake/cupcakes before?
Thanks for reading!xx