Rainbow Cupcakes – a fun cupcake perfect for any occasion! 6 layers of a vanilla cupcake topped with a meringue frosting!
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So it was a typical “after work day” I had come home with an itch for baking. You know how it is. Err, maybe you don’t? I wanted to bake…something. Anything. I wanted to dig out my mixing bowls and get them dirty.
Sitting on my counter was the latest Food Network issue with 12 months of cupcakes- one for each month inside. Of course I drooled a little bit over them all. But there was March staring back at me.
So colorful and fun. Out came the mixing bowls.
About 2 hours later I was finished. Did I mention planning ahead was not my forte?
These cupcakes I’m not going to lie to you were a labor of love. One batter divided 6 ways…colored 6 different ways. I speedied up the process however by using the Wilton Color Right Performance Color System which made quick work of coloring the 6 colors for the cupcakes. (no I am not getting paid to say that, it’s not some shameless plug, I’m just you know an actual fan of these)
And before you know it, I had 6 beautiful bowls of vanilla cupcake batter ready to go into my pans. Oh man the dishes I was going to have later…ok let’s not think about that quite yet.
A couple tips- use plastic spoons. Less dishes. You get it.
Using your spoons, spoon a small amount- beginning with purple into each well. It makes quick work to fill all 12 at once with one color at a time. Then continue on with blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. Yes, not going to lie this took some time.
I used a plastic spoon to carefully spread each color into each well. Just be careful not to swirl the batter with the color below it. You could also try placing each color into a piping bag and piping each in.
The cupcakes will be filled to the top, but don’t fret they will bake up beautifully. Just look at that beautiful domed top. And those layers…oh man aren’t those fun?
Once the cupcakes are cooled its time to top them with this fluffy marshmallow meringue frosting.
First things first, be sure the bowls are clean. Like sparkling see your face in them clean. Any grease left behind can prevent the egg whites from whipping up all cloud like.
Once you have the frosting piped on, then it’s time to take a bite…
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To Make These Rainbow Cupcakes You Will Need:
- Cupcake Pans
- Cooling Racks
- Cupcake Liners
- Wilton Color Right Performance Color System
- Piping/Pastry Bags
- Ateco Tip #808
- Stand Mixer
- Dry Measuring Cups and spoons
So gotta couple of hours to spare? Then grab your mixing bowls and be prepared to get them dirty.