Monday, March 22, 2010
I had so much fun on Studio 5 today demonstrating the technique for Rainbow or Multi-Colored Cupcakes (see video link above). Unfortunately several of the segments through out the show ran over, so our time was cut short and we didn't get to all the talking points regarding the cupcakes. So I wanted to do a post with some info we had to leave out.
FROSTING: For those who had questions about the frosting, click HERE and scroll down to the bottom of the post for the Vanilla Butter Cream frosting recipe I use. Also you can click HERE, scroll to the bottom and find a recipe for Cream Cheese frosting that would be another great option.
SPRINKLES: The sprinkles I used are "Rainbow Dots", they can be found hit and miss at most grocery stores in the baking isle. But here's a secret; go to the Macy's Bakery department (or the grocery store of your choosing) and ask to purchase them by the pound. Bakeries buy them in bulk and will usually sell them to you at a much better rate. On the shelf they run about $3.99 for 2-3 oz. The bakery department sells them to me for $1.99/lb; a much better deal.
CAKE: If you missed the link or recipe for the cake batter click HERE.
The last thing I wanted to mention is the versatility of this technique. I demo'ed the rainbow version, but you can take this same technique and do all kinds of colors and theme's. Here are a few idea's:
Holiday - reds and pinks for Valentines, red & green for Christmas, shades of Green and white for St. Patricks Day, red-white-blue for the 4th of July, pastel colors for Easter etc....
Sport's parties - Color the cupcakes with your favorite team colors.
Weddings - Serve at a reception using the wedding colors.
Bridal or Baby Showers - Use the brides colors for a bridal shower, or the babies chosen bedroom colors for a baby shower.
You probably get the point. You can go crazy and do all kinds of fun multi-colored cupcakes for any and all occasions.
I think I've covered everything, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email. I'm happy to help!