Friday, April 23, 2010
A pot of gold
Happy Birthday to my baby boy! I can't believe you are already 8 years old; it's obvious that the age-freezing potion I spiked your cake with last year didn't work. You are a ray of sunshine in the life of everyone you meet. The Lord certainly blessed all of us with your birth.
To go along with my blond-haired boy's heart of gold I made him rainbow cupcakes to take to school.
What's that? You have a child with a heart of gold as well? Well, let me share the love and show you how to spend 3 hours in the kitchen making them rainbow cupcakes too!
2 boxes white cake mix
Items needed to make cake (eggs, water and oil)
I made the cake mixes according to the box but of course, the rebel bit of blood running through my veins means I had to change it a bit. I cut the water down from 2 cups to 1 1/2 cups and used 1/2 cup of vanilla coffee creamer and I also added a bit of vanilla extract just to make it extra yummy.
Mix it up good and then let it sit for a few minutes while you get your mixing bags ready.
Divide the cake mix among ziploc bags. I used five colors, technically not a scientific ROYGBIV rainbow but I was getting tired. Little did I know, I was only beginning.
I mixed the color into the bags and then zipped them closed to mix.
Cut the corner of the bags to fill the muffin cups; I put just a thick enough layer to cover the previous color.
Bake according to the box temperature and time.
Frost with your desired frosting and sprinkles, if you'd like.
To make this frosting I mixed 3 sticks of butter, a splash or three of milk, two dollops of cream cheese, some vanilla and enough powdered sugar to make it all stick together. It is very tasty!