Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Brightest Cupcakes You'll Ever Eat

I thought these cupcakes looked like so much fun! It was my nieces birthdays (a day apart) so I threw a little party while they were here. These may have caused a slight breakdown as I had been looking forward to making them all day, and had worked so hard on our house to get everything unpacked and the nails and other sharp objects put away before the kids came to visit (post move-in and construction items), but it left little time to make them. I was already tired and as I reached into the cupboard to find the food coloring, I remembered I had l let a friend borrow them! Since the food coloring was the most exciting part (however they were delicious!) I was quite upset. So, needless to say, I drove "into town" at 9:30 p.m. to buy some food coloring. It was a good thing in the long run because I was able to get the gel food coloring, which worked very well.

It looks just like play-dough.

Colorburst Cupcakes
1 white cake mix
2 eggs
1 C sour cream
1/2 C milk
1/3 C vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients until incorporated (about 30 seconds). Scrape sides of bowl and then beat on med-high speed for 3 minutes.

Divide the batter into separate bowls, depending on how many colors you use. I used 4 colors and it came out to about 1 1/2 cups-ish per bowl.

Use gel food coloring to color batter to desired intensity. (Gel food coloring works better by providing lots of color with less food coloring. I found it in my local grocery store.)

To give the cupcakes a striped look, put a spoonful in at a time and a tip Our Best Bites gave was to set out a little bowl of water and dip your finger in the water and then spread out the batter. This is so the batter doesn't stick to your finger.

Bake them according to the package directions, until a toothpick comes out clean. (Make sure they're not undercooked. My toothpick came out clean and I think they could have used an extra couple of minutes.)

Find a great frosting recipe to top them off with.

I have never had so much fun making cupcakes before; you can get so creative. They just look so yummy (I love that you can see the colors through the wrapper) and they're so much fun to eat!

1 comment:

  1. I'm totally making these for one of my kid's b-days. They look awesome! Way to go! (especially under tired, breakdown pressure)