Friday 6 September 2013

FOOD: my first rainbow cupcakes.

i pledge to colourize our lives! ... colour makes me happy, and baking, too. you should already have noticed that :) and since i'm not feeling so very well these days i had to bake again so i could lift up my mood myself. and this time, i also worked with loads of colours. i wanted to bake rainbow cake or cupcakes for a long time and now i succeeded - stop procrastinating, start creating! i can say that i really love the looks of these little delicacies, and that they also tasted oh so very delicious! the dough is quite easy to make, but the colourizing and filling was a bit costly in terms of labour, because you have to split the dough into six equal portions and then colour each one in a different colour (mine were violet, blue, red, yellow, orange and green). and actually i wanted to bake a rainbow cake, not cupcakes, but unfortunately our oven is knackered and we only have a mini oven. so i had to fill in every single cupcake form. it would have been less work-intensive if i had a single ring tin. but i'll keep it in mind for the next time :)

i decorated the rainbow cupcakes with an easy cream frosting and sugar sprinkles and candied roses, violets and lilacs.

... and what do you think of my little goodies? 

and here comes the recipe!


  • for the basic dough you'll need:
    • 130g soft butter (non-liquid)
    • 130g sugar
    • 2 small eggs (room temperature)
    • 1 package of vanilla sugar
    • 250g flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 dash of salt
    • 80ml milk (room temperature)
    • food colouring (6 different colours)
  • for the frosting you'll need:
    • 200ml whipped cream
    • 2-3 tsp. icing sugar
    • sugar sprinkles or candied/sugar flowers

what you'll have to do:

whip the butter with the (vanilla) sugar until foamy. then add the eggs and continue whipping.
mix flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl, then add it in turns with milk to the butter and egg mixture.
when the dough is ready, divide it in equal portions in 6 different small bowls and colourize it with the food colouring. i chose violet, blue, green, yellow, orange and red.
please mind the colours to be bakeable and neutral in taste!
when the dough is coloured, spread 1 tsp. of each colour in the cupcake baking forms.

bake the cupcakes for 12-15 minutes in the oven, use a temperature of 180°C when using air circulation.
let the cupcakes cool down afterwards. 

whip the cream and spread it with a piping bag onto the cupcakes. then decorate them with sugar sprinkles. i also used candied roses, violets and lilacs because i love the flowery taste, it's a beautiful and delicious addition to the sugary taste of the cupcakes and cream. you could also use a butter or marshmallow frosting if you don't like pure whipped cream.

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  1. Oohhh, die werde ich auch bald einmal ausprobieren ;) Ich habe die Cupcakes gestern noch einmal für die Arbeit gemacht und dieses Mal waren sie schon fluffiger. Ich habe eine Portion des Bakcpulvers durch Natron ersetzt und generell habe ich die Zutaten dieses Mal abgewogen, anstatt alles so ungefähr mit einem Messbecher zu machen ;D

    Liebst, ina

    Petite Saigon

  2. They look lovely, still haven't baked any fairy cakes like the others! x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

  3. mmmhhh lecker, die sehen sehr gut aus :) Danke fürs Rezept

  4. Pretty cupcakes and they sure look yummy too!


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