Rainbow Cupcakes

Baking By xoxoemilyrae Updated 25 Aug 2011 , 4:23am by xoxoemilyrae

xoxoemilyrae Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 11:32pm
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So my mom "hired" (buying my supplies) me to make cupcakes for my two brothers' birthdays and her best friend. Since their birthdays are all like a week from each other they are having one big party. My brothers cupcakes are simple enough, chocolate with peanut butter frosting for the youngest (12) and vanilla (tinted blue) with buttercream frosting for the oldest (20). Both with basic swirls.

For her best friend she wants "rainbow" cupcakes. I get how to make the cupcake itself. (Yellow or white batter, split into 5, mix in colors). My question is what icing goes on top? Well, not really what icing. I'm going to use buttercream, but what color? I don't just want white. Is there a way to "mix" icing colors without them blending? So I get a rainbowy type icing too? Or is that too much rainbow?

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xoxoemilyrae Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 11:34pm
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Totally meant for this to go in the Cupcakes forum. Sorry!!! Don't know how to move it?

bohemiagetsajob Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 11:44pm
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If you stripe the bag with different colors or load 2+ colors into a larger bag it will come out rainbowy. HTH!

tilly41 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 11:46pm
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I think what you're looking for is to stripe the icing bag with different colors. I found this link:

http://www.chicaandjo.com/2008/09/18/colorful-swirled-cupcakes/

mommynana Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 11:55pm
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Or you can put one color in a piece of saran wrap and roll it and snip the end off, And do the same with another color, Then put them both in the same bag. Its here on one of the post on CC don`t remember witch thou, HTH

SweetSuzieQ Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 12:10am
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I personally think rainbow frosting on rainbow cupcakes would be a bit much. You can frost with white and add sprinkles or, depending on how many u are making frost with different solid colors.

SweetSuzieQ Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 12:11am
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I personally think rainbow frosting on rainbow cupcakes would be a bit much. You can frost with white and add sprinkles or, depending on how many u are making frost with different solid colors.

Leikeilana Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 12:36am
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Originally Posted by tilly41

I think what you're looking for is to stripe the icing bag with different colors. I found this link:

http://www.chicaandjo.com/2008/09/18/colorful-swirled-cupcakes/




thats a very helpful link, thanks for sharing.

AliBakes6167 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 4:39am
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I usually do the buttercream striping when making these too, check out my pic.....they are the ones on the left: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.236030589769090.61660.235670263138456#!/photo.php?fbid=236034213102061&set=a.236030589769090.61660.235670263138456&type=1&theater

kellikrause Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 9:00pm
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Originally Posted by AliBakes6167

I usually do the buttercream striping when making these too, check out my pic.....they are the ones on the left: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.236030589769090.61660.235670263138456#!/photo.php?fbid=236034213102061&set=a.236030589769090.61660.235670263138456&type=1&theater




beautiful cupcakes!! What kind of pans do you bake in?

AliBakes6167 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 10:12pm
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Thank you icon_smile.gif

I bake in silicone pans, I found some that I like & my cupcake liners fit perfectly in them. Only thing is that I have to put them onto a cookie sheet before putting them into the oven (because the silicone is so flexible).

zespri Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 10:56pm
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May I ask which silicone pans you use? I love how 'straight up and down' they are!


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Originally Posted by AliBakes6167

Thank you icon_smile.gif

I bake in silicone pans, I found some that I like & my cupcake liners fit perfectly in them. Only thing is that I have to put them onto a cookie sheet before putting them into the oven (because the silicone is so flexible).


Minstrelmiss Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 11:22pm
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I think the rainbow would be pretty. Here is a swirl I did

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2070354

using the technique bohemiagetsajob mentioned. HTH

AliBakes6167 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 11:35pm
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Originally Posted by zespri

May I ask which silicone pans you use? I love how 'straight up and down' they are!




Me too! Although, just so you're aware, i've had a few people think these are smaller than normal cupcakes because the base looks slighty smaller. Because of this, i've been making a point to bake them so they have more height.

I get mine from Briscoes, they are the red silicone muffin tins. They are $30, but I always go when they have a 50% off saleicon_wink.gif

zespri Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 11:40pm
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Originally Posted by AliBakes6167

I get mine from Briscoes, they are the red silicone muffin tins. They are $30, but I always go when they have a 50% off saleicon_wink.gif




So that's every second day then? ;-P

Thank you! Appreciate it icon_smile.gif

zespri Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 11:51pm
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oh... also may I ask which cupcake liners you use? I have been hunting everywhere for ones that will go straight up, but no luck so far. I was at Milly's yesterday and inspected every pack!

AliBakes6167 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 1:38am
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haha yup exactly.........no point in buying ANYTHING normal price there ;D

AliBakes6167 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 1:43am
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as for the liners.......I get mine from Gilmours, and am trying out some from Starline Distributors this weekend. They aren't "straight" up and down, but I think the tin I use helps with that. I used to use the rainbow coloured pack from Countdown, but it seems like their liners have grown in size lol. They're too big for my tin now!!

xoxoemilyrae Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 4:23am
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Thanks everyone! I made a practice batch today and just used plain vanilla with sprinkles. I'm going to try the coloring as soon as I get some more paste. I ran out! icon_sad.gif lol (The pics are in my photos!)

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