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.