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Cupcake Day #3: Rainbow Cupcakes.

Hey everyone,

I'm not into Day 3 of my week-long cupcake-ery shenanigans.
I went to bed last night completely covered in flour and icing sugar.
Crack an egg on me and I might rise if it's too sunny outside. *coughs edible glitter*



Today's cupcakes are some fabulous Rainbow Cupcakes.|

I first made them for my darling co-workers and boss, Tony, at LGBT station Pride Radio during Northern Pride and they went down a storm.

(I'd also had a bit of fizzy pop and giggling down the microphone to Tony - but he'd been on the mojitos and had just met Lisa Scott-Lee so I don't think he minded too much...)

But this time around, I added another layer, and a cream cheese frosting instead of being slightly naughty and using Ann Summers' vanilla body icing - as a talking point, if nothing else!

Anyhoo, here they are:





For Vanilla/Rainbow cake:

1. Use the same basic Vanilla cake recipe as yesterday, but divide the mixture between four bowls, and add a few drops of food colouring to each one.

2. Gently spoon a tablespoon of each mixture into the paper cases one at a time. Don't worry if they seem to run into each other.

3. Bake for 20–25 minutes, until the sponge bounces back when touched.

Frosting:

300g icing sugar, sifted
50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
125g cream cheese, cold
White chocolate chips
Hundreds-and-Thousands

4. Mix the ingredients together until fluffy.

5. Spoon the frosting onto the cakes when they are cooled.

6. Decorate with white chocolate chips and hundreds-and-thousands.


These are very fun cupcakes - a quick and easy way to jazz up a very simple Vanilla recipe.
The colourings do add some rather naughty e-numbers, but they're nice for a treat!
(Isn't everything?)

I'd never made a cream cheese frosting before, and don't think it's supposed to be that runny - but it was still delicious - like unset cheesecake!

The cupcakes are definitely going down a treat in the office, and I'm having to take two tins in - one for the reception team downstairs, and a bigger one for the office I'm working in.

However, I think I have a bit of a mutiny on my hands today.
Wendy from the office next to ours brought in MASSIVE pink cupcakes:


MUTINY! CORRUPTION!
COUP D'ETAT!
I'm going to have to up my game, here...

Recap:

Monday: Black Bottomed Cupcakes (Chocolates sponge with Vanilla cheesecake topping)
Tuesday: Marshallow Cupcakes (Vanilla sponge with a molten marshmallow, and buttercream and marshmallow frosting)

I've just realised that I've had a surge in new followers the past few days - I hope you are visiting for the cake, but stay for the fashion!
For the benefit of the newbies, I also have a Facebook page and Twitter where you can chat with me!

Muchos love,
MessyCarla.

5 comments:

  1. They look so cute, I've never tried rainbow cakes before!

    Cream cheese frosting tends to go sloppy if over beaten. I'm always battling with soupy cream cheese frosting! :p

    Katie xox

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  2. Yummy - the pictures look gorgeous!
    Can't wait to try and bake some of these :)

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  3. They look gorgeous. I'm so loving this feature so I can see all the cakes that I've been wanting to try to make. :)

    I have to say, the 'work' cupcakes look equally delish!

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  4. OMG omg omg... This looks so yummy!

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  5. OMG, I cannot even LOOK at your blog this week without drooling like a crazed starving person! all these cupcakes look AH-MAZING!

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