Saturday, February 19, 2011

Taste a Rainbow Cupcakes

As I was surfing the internet this morning for some St. Patty's Day recipes, I came across this amazing recipe... it looks like so much fun to make and I'm sure that students would get a kick out of this cooking activity.  I found the recipe @ Family Fun!  These cupcakes would be a great follow-up activity for the storybooks about color mixing: Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh or Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni!!! Enjoy! :)

TASTE A RAINBOW CUPCAKES!
Ingredients
  • White cake mix (we used an 18-1/4-ounce box)
  • Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)
  • Baking cups
  • Whipped cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Prepare your favorite white cake mix, then divide the batter evenly among six small bowls. Following the chart below, dye each bowl of batter a rainbow color.


    RAINBOW COLOR DROPS OF FOOD COLORING
    Purple 9 red and 6 blue drops
    Blue 12 drops
    Green 12 drops
    Yellow 12 drops
    Orange 12 yellow and 4 red drops
    Red 18 drops


  2. Line 16 muffin pan wells with baking cups. Evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, then the blue, and so on, following the order shown. As you go, gently spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath.
  3. Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe directions. Before serving, remove the paper wrapping, and if you like, top each cupcake with a whipped-cream cloud.


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