Saturday, March 13, 2010

Day 72 - St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes... early post today :o) This morning the girls and I made some super AWESOME cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day...can you believe St. Patrick's Day is next Wednesday!!! This year is flying by!

So here is the finished cupcake...but honestly getting to this point was almost as much fun as the actual cupcake :o)

First the girls brainstormed which five colors they wanted for the rainbow cupcakes...
About much discussion, the girls announced the winning colors to Mommy :o) Purple, blue, red, yellow and orange :o)

With a game plan in mind, we got to work. First we mixed a yellow cupcake mix according to the package directions. Next we divided the batter into five little bowls...about 3/4 cups of batter for each bowl.
Next we added food coloring to the bowl to make the colors we wanted...this took lots of concentration :o) Haha!
But once the drops were added, the mood lightened up a bit :o)
These girls LOVE baking...
Mixing required lots of concentration too :o) The girls really enjoy the idea of mixing colors to make new colors. I had them guess what colors we needed to add together to make purple and orange since we only had the blue, red, green & yellow food coloring. They did great! I think the big experiment prepared them for this moment :o) I knew that knowledge would come in handy...Haha!
So here are the layers of the rainbow...
Next you layer about 3/4 of a tablespoon of each color into a greased cupcake liner. We used about 1 tablespoon of each color and our cupcakes turned out BIG. But we like BIG so that was just fine :o)
Next bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the package. While the cupcakes were baking, the girls cleaned the bowls... Haha!
When you take the cupcakes out of the oven, they will look pretty cool....but just wait it gets better :o)
We used whipped cream as icing. We then cut shamrocks out of green cardstock and taped them to toothpicks...
The super cool part comes when you bite into the cupcakes...
They are just too fun to resist :o) Hillary Ashton just kept saying, "Awesome, mama. Those are so awesome!"
These were the girls' lunch appetizers today :o)
Hillary Ashton was beyond delighted with the rainbow cupcakes :o)

They are super easy! It's still early, you could make them this afternoon :o) I found the idea here. They have lots of fun ideas!

Come back tomorrow, I am doing my very first giveaway. Let me rephrase that, I plan to do a giveaway tomorrow as long as I can find the time to make it never know with four little ones around :o) Haha! It will be a little something you could put in your little one's Easter basket :o)


The Garners said...

I agree with H.A.--"awesome"!!!

Emy said...

Ooooooh, fun and yummy, that's an awesome combinations! :o) I can't wait to try these!

We just did a fun experiment in preschool this week, with water, oil and food coloring.

In a small glass fill about 1/4 of the way with water and another 1/4 of the way with oil. Then drop a few drops of food coloring in. Since the food coloring is more dense than the oil it stays in a drop, but when it hits the water it mixes together.
Thought your girls might like this one. ;o)

alexis said...

Love the cupcakes!! can't wait for the giveaway! I have an idea of what it could be! =)

Lisa said...

What cute cupcakes!

Tricia said...

Those cupcakes are so great!

Heather M. said...

Oh those are super cute!!! If I can get over this trip, I am SO Making those tomorrow!!!!! You & I must love the little Children's Place Outfits like Sophie Le has on...check out my post today! ;) C loves them...they must be super soft!

Neil, Amy and The Girls said...

@Emy - Thanks!! We will be doing that experiment for sure! The girls LOVE food coloring :o)