Sunday, September 26, 2010

Now that's a colorful cupcake!

I wasn't really sure how to pick what to blog about, or maybe in what order is more specific. I have tons and tons fo recipes that I have been meaning to try, stored in various places. For example, folders that are too full, they no longer close properly and boxes that are stuffed with cut-outs from magazines and such. Next time I am literally going to close my eyes and just pick one.
For now, I have a Flickr page and I used to post things on Cake Central. This post is about the 1 of 3 things I get asked about the most. " How did you make those rainbow cupcakes?" Well, let me show you.....

Above are the ingredients for a cake mix, using the WASC (white almond sour cream)recipe I found on CC. I admit, I was never a fan of cake mixes, but the additions listed in the WASC recipe make it an acceptable alternative, expecially if you want to bake a cake just to decorate. For the record, they're also very moist.

I always sift the dry ingredients. When they're all sifted and the last little pieces won't go through, I throw them away.

A few pics didn't make it to this point, but it was just the mixed batter in cups before I colored it. Once the batter is mixed, divide it equally into as many colors as you want your rainbow cuppie ( or cake) to be. I went old school and used ROY G BIV, well minus the I .

Add each color, about a tablespoon at a time, if possible let it stand for a few minutes in between the next color.

This is what it looks like when all the colors have been added.

I added a little too much batter for my taste. If you look at the 2 in the middle, that's my idea of a perfect cuppie! The rest are a little too top heavy. Too much mush in their sroom, in my opinion.
Et voila! A beautiful cross section of a very colorful cuppie!

1 cake mix
1 cup AP flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water ( which I forgot to add in the picture)
1 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon flavoring ( I used 1/2 almond & 1/2 vanilla)
3 eggs
Preheat the oven to 350. Add all the ingredients and mix until combined. Turn the mixer to med speed and beat for another 1 minute. These baked for 17 minutes. Very simple, very worth it.


Dot Klerck said...

I never knew!! My kids are begging me to try!!!! Have a great week, Jess! Dot♥

Dot Klerck said...

Wonderful colours...I never kids are begging me to try!!!! Have a great week, Jess! Dot♥ said...

Thanks Fantastic jess thanks for sharing

faithy, the baker said...

It's so pretty! I have to try it one of these days too! It's in my to-do list that i never got round doing it! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful...I've always wanted to try too...Must be a huge hit with the kids! of all sizes :o)) x

JessDesserts said...

Thank you my beautiful friends! I would love too see pics, if you ever get to cross them off your to-do lists!!

Sweets By Design said...

Rainbow cupcakes always make me smile! Can't wait to read about all your adventures Jess! :)

Tina V. said...

Wow, those domes are beautiful! :)

JessDesserts said...

Thank you so much Tina! Please come back soon and see what else im baking/decorating!!

Tina V. said...

Gotcha in my Reading List :))