Monday, March 22, 2010

Studio 5 Re-cap...

Video Courtesy of KSL.com


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!

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17 comments:

pam said...

YAY! I'm so glad you posted this on here. Julie asked me if I saw you and I was totally bummed that I missed it. You did a great job and the cupcakes look amazing. I am definitely going to make some soon!

pam said...

PS. I LOVE your new logo. It's perfect! Good job, Kit!

empty nester said...

I didn't get to see this live but I'm glad you posted it the way you did. I can't help but think how my mom (grandma) would have loved watching you on Studio 5. She loved watching KSL. I too love the new Logo. It is totally you and I'm so glad Kit was able to help with it.

gilvearbebes said...

Thank you so much for including the tips and the frosting recipe! I loved seeing you on studio 5!!! But now I am curious what technique you used to do the large cake the way you did...? :) Thanks!

Jess said...

Where do you get the food coloring that you used? :D I love the idea as well, they are so cute!

{lindy baker cakes} said...

You did such a good job!!! I love this! My sister in law and I made these for my niece's birthday party, however, it's nice to see them all done how you do them!!! Love it! Thanks Mindi.

Mindika said...

GILVEARBEBES - To do the cake, use the same technique as the cupcakes but on a cake scale. i.e. if you're doing two round cakes, divide each of the colors in half and layer them into the cake pans. If you wanted to do a 9x13 cake, do big blogs of the colors all over until the pan is filled. It will have a tie-die effect. I hope that makes sense. Really you can't do much to screw it up. Good luck! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

JESS - the coloring is professional food coloring. I use the Wilton brand. You can get it at Walmart in the cake decorating department (back in crafts). You can also get it at most craft stores. If you live in Utah, Michael's & Roberts carry it. I hope that helps. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Let me know if you have any other questions.

gilvearbebes said...

Thanks!!!

Jess said...

Thank you so much! :D

Lorena said...

These are awesome! I just watched it on my DVR. Thanks so much for sharing this. My kids are older but I'm a grandma and want to be a fun one. These are so pretty that i'm going to make some for my VT ladies, I think they will make them happy! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Kara Rodriguez Reese said...

Loved these today! So clever! I will be making these for a fairy party in April!

* Nancy * said...

AWESOME cupcakes! Hope to make them soon. Thanks for sharing!!!

ificould said...

Great job!! I can't wait to make these!

Tami said...

I made these and they came out great. A big hit with the family. Not only are they pretty but they taste delish! Thanks.

MINDY and JARIN said...

Just wanted to let you know I made these for my daughter's first birthday party and they were a HUGE hit!!! Everyone loved them so much I just made a red, white, and blue batch for this weekend. I love your blog and get to many ideas, keep it up!!

* Nancy * said...

I made these cupcakes and they were GREAT! Loved the gel color - so vibrant!!
Thanks again. :)

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