Monday, August 12, 2013

Rainbow Cupcake

Yesterday, I baked some rainbow cupcakes! I have always wanted to try baking one after seeing so many pretty photos of rainbow cakes online! 

Cake Mix (+ 2 eggs, 60g butter, 190ml milk as instructed on cake mix recipe)
Topping (200g icing sugar, 125g butter, 40ml milk)
Food coloring (Red, blue, green and yellow)
Some grapes

Follow instructions on the cake mix to make the batter.

Afterwards, divide the batter into 6 bowls to make 6 colors.

Purple - 10 red drops, 5 blue drops
Blue - 10 drops
Green - 12 drops
Yellow - 12 drops
Orange - 12 yellow drops and 4 red drops
Red - 18 drops

The number of drops listed above is only a gauge. It may differ depending on the strength of your food dye.

Afterwards, pour the colors in your baking cup layer by layer. Purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red. Bake according to cake mix instructions. I baked with 180 degrees for 25 minutes. After the cup cake is baked, remove the baking paper to reveal the rainbow colors!

To be honest, the layering part was quite difficult. It wasn't easy to make sure that each batter layer was straight and even. Thus, my colors flowed downwards in the center.

For icing, just mix the following ingredients:
200g icing sugar
125g butter
40ml milk

The texture of my icing turned out wrong though. I must have done a step wrong or measured the ingredients wrongly. It tasted awesome though.

Anyway, my conclusion after this baking session is that it is probably easier to make a rainbow cake instead of a rainbow cupcake. For rainbow cakes, the method is slightly different, which is to bake layer by layer before piling each on top of each other with cream in between. That should have a prettier result!

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