Posted by: Stephlechef | June 4, 2013

Rainbow cupcakes

You make these cupcakes, you dance around your kitchen singing a made-up rainbow song with cake mix in your hair – and then realise that very soon, a very well-respected institution (well, perhaps not in the news this week) is soon to let you qualify as an educator of young minds…

Definitely not the first to make these ever, saw them on a video someone posted on Facebook, lay no claim to them but didn’t copy a recipe or anything… they are suuuuuper cute!

 

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Please do take note of quite how sunny it is in England today. My ready-softened butter didn’t quite know what to do with itself, and started sliding off the cakes… this isn’t usual weather!

 

Rainbow cupcakes

For the base cake, I just used a simple sponge mix – this amount made 11 cupcakes

 

150g caster sugar

150g margarine

150g flour

1 tsp baking powder

3 eggs

dash vanilla extract

 

Cream the butter and sugar together, add the eggs with a spoonful of the flour, beat a bit, add the rest of the flour – kaboom! Done. Bake the cakes until they are cooked. At like 180c.

 

Let them cool down and do the fun bit.

 

Cut out circles of blue icing, stick them to the cakes with the culinary glue of your choosing (I used the last of my strawberry jam, but sparingly)… and then make some buttercream. This is easy enough to do by hand – but for some reason I seem to try every single time to do it with a mixer. And every single time I have to clean up an icing sugar explosion. Mix 1 part butter to 2 parts icing sugar, plus a bit of vanilla. You can also add a dash of milk if the icing is a little stiff (not an issue in lovely warm spring today!)

 

Pipe little “clouds” onto your cakes, cut a rainbow belt in half (can be purchased at Tesco) and stand it in the sides of the clouds. Voila. The cutest ever cupcakes. Done!

 

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Responses

  1. They are very cute and even though they’re so simple to do they look really impressive! Xx


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