Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Eat: Happy Cakes

The other day, when I had my day off, it was gorgeous in the morning putting me in a super cheery mood- then it started raining. Instead of grumping over my day out being cut off, I decided to head home and make these mini cupcakes I’ve wanted to try for a while and I’m so excited to share them all with you! I’ve been scouring Tablespoon.com and they recently have been posting tons of fun recipes of double rainbow desserts, so I decided to make my own sweet treats. Here is the recipe, you first make a simple white cake mix and then assemble:
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
    Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees, and then you can either use mini cupcake shapers or I used a greased silicone cupcake pan. Then, cream together your sugar and butter, then mix in your eggs and vanilla. Once those are together blend in the flour and baking powder, the batter will be a little dry so pour in your half cup of milk (depending on the weather sometimes I have to add a little more milk).
Once those are mixed, separate the batter into 8 bowls and dye each one a color of a rainbow (ROYGBIV)  and you’ll have one left of plain batter that you can mix into a color if you over dye. I just did around 3 or 4 drops of each color, some recipes will tell you to use specific number of drops but just mix it in until it looks good.
Next comes the fun part, layer in the batter!! Just do a little drop of violet on the bottom, and then just keep adding the rest of the colors, just remember not to use too much because these mini pans aren’t that big. The layers don’t need to be perfect; once they bake they take on their own creation.
Now it’s time to put them in the oven! Pop them in for 12-16 minutes, but poke them with a tooth pick before you take them out, just to make sure.
This is what they look for in the end! Aren’t they so fun? That’s why I call them happy cakes.
Eat up!




Maddalena said...


Virginie's Cinema said...

I love all the different details of this outfit, the necklace is my favorite I think!

Super cute (this one was for Audrey!).


Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic looking dish! I love the way you brought the colors into the food... it seems very festive for this time of year! Perfect.