Sunday, March 13, 2011

rainbow cupcakes....!


......i've had some kiddo withdrawal since i've been traveling the past 2 weeks for work....at first a couple days alone in a hotel room seems pretty awesome.....you can watch all the csi you want without anyone requesting yo gabba gabba or thomas the tank engine or any other of the nick jr shows that they seem to enjoy watching endlessly......or you can eat dinner with some grown up conversation.....but that gets old after a day or 2.....and i miss having to get up for something every 2 seconds when i sit down to eat dinner or hearing my name yelled with outside voices inside the house as in "MOMMMMMMMMMM" ....or playing babies for the 100th time for the day.....missed the kiddos a lot and all that goes with it....

.....so made them some really colorful cupcakes (because they are like me and like anything with lots of colors).....they are for st. patrick's day too....they are *supposed* to be rainbows with pots of gold....but upside down....!...i'll let everyone decide on their own if that worked or not....(i'm not so sure but regardless they are definitely rainbow cupcakes :)

rainbow cupcakes

...start with your favorite flavor cupcakes.....i used a doctored boxed yellow cake.... separate the batter into 5 or 6 different bowls....and tint with your favorite rainbow colors.....bake as usual....then freeze (at least for a couple hours...i froze mine for at least a couple days because they were baked ahead of time)........

......slice into 4 or 5 layers......(the freezing helps with slicing the cupcakes evenly)....

...layer cupcakes with different colors (add a little bit of frosting between layers to keep together).....then frost with some vanilla buttercream (or whatever your favorite frosting currently is)....and top with a "pot of gold"....

...the "pots of gold" are made with these...


.....which were found in an asian grocery store...the bottoms were colored black with a food writer.....

.....these were pretty fun to make and the kids got a kick out of them....!

rainbow cupcakes

...happy st. patty's day to all....i'm on a mission this week to find me a shamrock shake!

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9 comments :

  1. those cupcakes look amazing! i love that idea and will be borrowing it for birthday parties!

    i'm hosting a blog hop called mangia mondays & i would love you to share this and any other recipe you may have!

    http://delightfullydowling.blogspot.com

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  2. Very cute cupcakes! Very clever to slice and stack:) Love the teeny pots o' gold too.

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  3. These are super cute, what a wonderful idea!! I invite you to link up any & all of your delightful creations to The Homespun Bake Shop @ The Tattered Tag. It's a great new place for delicious inspiration. I also host a fun blog bash K.I.S.S. Happy to be a new follower. :)


    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  4. Thanks so much for linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS "Everything GREEN"! Don't forget to come back next Monday for Chocolate...Chocolate... and more Chocolate!!!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

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  5. Those look like so much fun...I made cupcakes a while ago where you pour all the different batter in and then bake it, but have never seen rainbow cupcakes made like this before. I can only imagine how much your kids adored these :).

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. I have saved this--I just found your blog through craft gossip. I am going to save these for the summer or something like that. If you're interested, you can check out my blog. I am now your follower!
    http://mydevotionalthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  7. Very cool! Thanks so much for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

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  8. These are adorable! Love the bring colors.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe with my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.
    http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/17/soft-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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