The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

April 16, 2012

After a lengthy two-week-ish cupcake sabbatical, it should only make sense that I’d be up to my old tricks again.

But with a twist!

I’ve long been intrigued by the rainbow cakes (“Oh, that explains the title!”) that proliferate various DIY-type sites around the internet.  They looked perhaps a little fiddly, albeit not terribly difficult, and ooh…colourful!  It was a cool, cloudy, day today, and I decided that a little colour would improve things immeasurably.  With my trusty copy of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World – the Golden Vanilla Cupcakes recipe, if anyone’s trying this at home – and a few bottles of food colouring, I came up with these (and stained my thumb yellow in the process):

You can see their rainbow goodness right through the liners!

With a slight drizzling of icing, peeled and ready to eat.

You knew there had to be a cross-section, right?

The trickiest part was getting equal colour distribution.  One-sixth of a cupcake recipe doesn’t yield nearly as many generous spoonfuls as you might think, and the first seven or eight wound up with way more purple than the last few.  I tried to amend my spooning technique with the other five colours, but that didn’t quite work out.  I was initially bummed about that, but now…nah.  It just means that each and every one is unique.

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