Sugar Swings! Serve Some: rainbow madeleines for a virtual baby shower...!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

rainbow madeleines for a virtual baby shower...! i'm so excited about this post, one because it's rainbow and madeleines combined (2 of my favs!), but more importantly this is part of a fun virtual baby shower for Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie!!! this time she probably has her brand new baby girl in her arms and is enjoying that magical newborn time again!....and in addition to her awesomely awesome blog where she shares her own yummy creations (like the infamous melting snowman cookies that she invented and is now uber famous) she also is an editor over at Edible Crafts - where she shares all the cool fun foods and sweets that all of you come up with on a daily basis...

so a bunch of us decided on a "rainbow" themed shower, well because meaghan and her daughter love rainbows (they did this cool rainbow birthday party)...and well, who doesn't like rainbows, they just make you smile, right??! sister got me a madeleine pan a couple years ago and ever since i've had this weird obession with making them over and over again like here for 4th of july, here for valentines day, here for last holiday season, and here for halloween...for these rainbow madeleines i used the same madeleine recipe i have for all of them because its super simple, but added 1 teaspoon of lemon extract as well...

then divided batter into 5 zip lock bags and add the colors you want your rainbow to be, mix each well until the color is all through....

snip one end of the zip lock bag (a small snip) and pipe lines of color - horizontal or vertical, whatever you prefer!

you can even do some solid colors if you don't want to go to the trouble of piping rainbows...

and you get some really fun rainbow madeleines to celebrate a brand new baby as well as a great person and friend!

Super Congrats MEAGHAN!!!!! i am so very excited for you and hope you and baby Violet are doing great! 

All of these other creative bloggers are also participating in the rainbow shower too!

Please take a look at all of the fun stuff they have come up with to celebrate this special occasion! Thank you ladies, it's been a blast!!!! THANK YOU Kathia for putting together this sweet collage!

1.  Vanilla Bean BakerBaby's First Christmas
2.  Not Your Momma's Cookie - Rainbow Swaddled Baby Cookies
3.  Crazy for CrustRainbow Peanut Butter Cookie Cups
4.  Dollhouse Bake Shoppe - Rainbow Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
5.  Creative FoodRainbow Pancakes
6.  Hoosier HomemadeRainbow Jar Cupcakes
7.  Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons - Rainbow Smores Pops
8.  Pink Little CakeBaby at the End of the Rainbow Cake
9.  Love From the OvenRainbow Cake Pop Cupcakes
10. Munchkin MunchiesRainbow Balloon Cookies
11. The Baked EquationRainbow Baby Shower Cookies
12. SweetologyMarshmallow Baby Pops
13. Sugar SwingsRainbow Madeleines
14. Pint Sized BakerRainbow Meringue Tarts
15. Bird on a Cake - Rainbow Petal Cake
16. Haniela'sRainbow Centerpiece
17. Miss Candiquik - Marshmallow Baby Bottles


  1. This rainbow madeleines are fantastic, I love how it makes such a great presentation, but is still pretty doable for the average baker (like me!).

    1. thank you! the recipe is simple and even making the rainbows are relatively simple too!

    2. Hello there!
      What madeleine recipe did you use to get the batter so stiff? The link is broken. Also, what kind of food colorings did you use to dye the madeleines? Thanks in advance!

    3. Hi Clarissa, you can use this recipe. Bake them at 350 for only 7-8 mins or until just done. I usually use Wilton brand food colorings. Hope that helps!

  2. I was really looking forward to this post, I've made these cookies few times, and maybe it is just the pan I'm using or something else, but they never come out so pretty like yours. I love how you did the rainbow ones, they are really one of a kind! Michelle, thank so much for organizing this beautiful collaboration and for inviting me to come along.

  3. Beautiful! These may have convinced me that I NEED a madeleine pan.

  4. I have been meaning to get a cookie madeleine pan and these adorable rainbow cookies just gave me the push I needed it.Thank you for including me in the virtual Baby Shower

  5. Oh, these are beautiful, Michelle! I'm so happy that you picked the rainbow theme...everything is so pretty and happy! Thanks for organizing this shower and inviting me to participate; it's been so much fun!

  6. All of these are gorgeous! And now I want cookies.. again. I have a cookie problem lol. I think my favorite is each one solid colors-- just because the simplicity of it on the white plate looks GORGEOUS! Thanks for including me in this virtual baby shower! :)

  7. it HAD to be rainbow madeleines. It just HAD to be. The hugest THANK YOU I can muster for this wonderful, colorful surprise, especially for organizing!! It just made my and Violet's day. You have no idea!! I really want to drive around the country and hug each and every one of you. THis has been the most amazing surprise I could imagine!!!

  8. These are beyond gorgeous! I need to make madeleines myself. Thanks for including me in this Michelle!

  9. I've never had a madeleine and I've never seen such wonderful ones before! You are a madeleine master! Such a wonderful treat to bring to Meaghan's shower.

    P.S. Thanks so much again for asking me to be a part of it. Such fun!

  10. What a fun shower theme - I'm sure Meaghan is over the rainbow excited! I love the madeleines in those bright colors!

  11. ooh - yum!! These look so pretty with all the colors!

  12. These are so stinkin' cute! They look like hot air balloons =o) I love madeleines! And these are awesome.

  13. Completely amazing, just amazing!! Anything rainbow is such a labor of love because of all the tinting and clean up. Thank you so much for the work you and Kathia went to put this fun event on for Meaghan, it was a true delight. Sorry for the delay to comment, my computer has been so wonky these days! Hugs

  14. Thanks so much for putting the party together and including me. You are awesome! And these Madeleine are awesome! I've never made nor have tried these, but I've got to now!

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