I still need to write up posts on each birthday boy. We now have an 8, 6, and 3 year-old in residence. I am not dealing very well with the numbers creeping up...especially the oldest. How can he almost be on deck for double digits? He started kindergarten a blink ago.
Every spring we go through quite a sugar rush celebrating three birthdays in quick succession. The actual birthdays are behind us, but we are still getting together with family and a small group of friends to celebrate this weekend...thus lots of cake was and will be had.
One of the more fun cakes, to date, were rainbow cupcakes.
I've wanted to try this technique for some time. It merely requires dividing cake batter, adding food coloring, then layering the batter--without mixing--before baking. And if your children are rainbow experts, be sure to mind the selection and order of your colors, else you'll hear about it.
As you can imagine, preschoolers go pretty nuts over rainbow cupcakes (adults too, but that's another story). In my experience, many toddlers use cake as a vehicle for frosting. I've dumped many a half-eaten cupcake. It's not like I mind--after all, it seems pretty silly to make a child finish his cupcake. But this cake? Frosting or no, it was gobbled up. Who doesn't want to eat a rainbow?
I will note that it was a bit of work--the layering, that is. Next time, I'll put the batter into ziplocs to speed up the process. And yes, I am assuming there will be a next time.
William has already placed his order...