I think all people must like rainbows. Seriously, do you know anyone who finds rainbows ugly or repulsive? I sure don’t. Most people like cupcakes, too, especially kids, so what could be better fare for a child’s birthday party than rainbow cupcakes?
I’m so excited about these cupcakes, folks. Don’t get me wrong–I’m always excited and a little bit surprised when anything I make turns out well, but these are in a league of their own. If you ever have a big party for which to prepare, I would definitely recommend these pretty little cupcakes. They don’t take that much time and effort to make, and look how lovely they turn out to be!
I just used a regular yellow buttermilk cake recipe, divided the resulting batter into six bowls, and dyed each batch of batter with a different color of gel. Next, I scraped a little bit of each hue into my cookie scoop and when it got full, I deposited the rainbow batter into one of the paper cups in the muffin tin. Easy peasy!
*The cake recipe I used makes 36 cupcakes, so be forewarned! Trust me, though–you’ll want plenty of these!
*After about six scoopings, I cleaned out my scoop so the layers would continue to be defined and not just a hot brown mess.
*Start with a different color of batter and use a different order every time to make each cupcake super unique!
*I went with a regular vanilla buttercream frosting, but lemon would be tasty and bright, as well. Heck, anything would work! My personal opinion is that a chocolate frosting would kind of mar the beauty of the cupcakes, but it’d still taste delightful.
*Be prepared to get messy. I’m as diligent about cooking as neatly as possible as they come, but I still ended up with stained fingers and splotches here and there on my countertop. It’s okay–it’ll clean off eventually!