Baking: Rainbow Cupcakes


my hands are itching to bake again. i asked my husband if he’s ok to look after the baby for a couple of hours just so i can do my baking. he’s fine with it. i’m blessed to have a loving and supporting husband who always keeps up with my craziness. ūüėČ

i decided to make¬†a very simple cupcake recipe which is rainbow cupcakes.¬†the food colourings at the shelf are now begging “gamitin mo na kami!“. i think i already made¬†this cupcake before but that was a total disaster because i used regular fresh milk instead¬†of¬†buttermilk which i normally use for baking. it didn’t turn out well and only end up in the rubbish bin.

now,¬†i came up with a¬†better version. i wish i could make the best version but i don’t have enough time to prepare because baby needs to be fed and put to sleep. life now as it turns out,

baby’s sleeping time = mommy’s sleeping time

ingredients

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 tbsp baking powder
  4. 3/4 cup buttermilk
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. 125g unsalted butter
  7. 3 eggs
  8. food colouring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, violet)

for the buttercream icing

  1. 200g butter
  2. 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  3. 2 tbsp vanilla
  4. 2 tbsp buttermilk
  5. sprinkles for frosting (optional)

steps

  • preheat oven to 180c.
  • put together the flour, sugar and baking powder. then¬†make a well at the center and put the wet ingredients – buttermilk, vanilla, butter and eggs. mix batter for 4 minutes until well combined.
mix all ingredients until well combined
mix all ingredients until well combined
  • divide the batter into equal parts (number of food colourings you have). in my case, i only got four. haha!¬†add a tsp of food colouring into each mixture.
add a teaspoon of food colouring in each mixture
add a teaspoon of food colouring in each mixture
  • drop at least a teaspoon of each coloured mixture into each cupcake slot until the tray is full.
scoop into the cupcake pan until full
scoop into the cupcake pan until full
  • bake for 20 minutes.
  • remove from the pan and let it cool for frosting.
  • for the icing, beat the butter, vanilla, icing sugar and milk until well combined.
  • apply on top of each cooled cupcake.

i said earlier that i can still create the best version¬†because…

  • …nakalimutan ko gawin yung icing!¬†i’m in a complete hurry to finish because it’s already past baby’s sleeping time and he’s still awake.¬†slight guilty lang na may time pa ako mag bake pero dapat patulugin na si baby.
  • …kulang ang color ng rainbow. hahaha!¬†i only have 4 (red, green, blue, yellow). i remember, di ba¬†tinuro sa art subject¬†ang primary and secondary colors and hindi ko man lang na apply ang knowledge na yun?!¬†red + blue = purple and red + yellow = orange.¬†
rainbow cupcakes
rainbow cupcakes
finished product
finished product

there’s always a next time. ūüôā

bright and colorful
bright and colourful

n.b: response to The Daily Post challenge -> Roy G. Biv