#184 Baking Rainbow Cupcakes
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Contrary to popular belief, I can bake other things besides brownies, ha-ha. Brownies are just easier to make. So the other day, Flavian invited me over to bake together and we were deciding what to bake. We wanted something fairly simple, but would also look nice on Instagram (because I'm such a social media slut). I suggested a rainbow cake, but that sounded a bit troublesome so we finally settled for rainbow cupcakes instead.
Ingredients (for the cupcakes)
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Stick Un-Salted Butter (softened )
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1&1/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/3 Cup Whole Milk
Red, Yellow, Green & Blue Food Colouring
Ingredients (for the butter cream frosting)
1 Stick of Unsalted Butter (softened )
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
1 16oz Box of Powdered Sugar
01) Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit or 180 Degrees Celsius.
02) Line your cupcake tin with liners and set aside.
03) In a mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
04) Add the eggs and vanilla essence and cream together until you get a smooth mixture.
05) Add the dry ingredients and with the speed on low, mix together and slowly add the milk.
06) DO NOT OVER MIX!
07) Scoop and distribute the batter evenly into 6 bowls.
08) Add food colouring into each bowl (for violet, mix red & blue; for orange, mix red & yellow)
09) Add a tablespoon of each coloured batter into the cupcake lining.
10) Bake for 20 minutes and let the batch cool for about 45 minutes before frosting.
11) To make the frosting, combine together all the frosting ingredients and mix together to combine.
12) Add the frosting in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.
I must say, they turned out pretty well. I kind of under-estimated how much batter I'll have left after the first batch, hence the second batch turned out a bit shallower than the first, ha-ha. We did one batch in one sequence of the colour of the rainbow and another batch in the reverse sequence. Super pleased with how the final product photographed :) Definitely received many likes and comments on Instagram, which was really the whole point actually, ha-ha. #superficialtothemax
We didn't have any piping bags or star tips or any fancy baking tools, so we just worked with a plastic bag and snipped off one of the ends to pipe out the frosting. The middle cupcake clearly demonstrates where all the left over frosting ended up at, ha-ha. Wonder if anyone ate that cupcake in the end. Personally, I feel that the frosting turned out a bit too sweet, so you might want to tweak the recipe just a tiny bit.
Alright, going to have to cut back on all these sweet treats and sinful indulgences for a while now. I've been binging a bit too much since I've fallen ill and I think I've put on a couple of kilogrammes. The horror!!! Back to my usual diet and hopefully I'll at least be able to go back down to my usual weight. Hope whoever is trying out this recipe will enjoy it :)
written at 00:41