Hebrews 4:16

Let us then come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Rainbow Cupcakes and Little Girl Birthday Smiles

Our youngest celebrated her birthday in May, in quite style I might add, however her one request to have a few friends celebrate with her didn't actually happen till July.  :) She learned a lot about delayed gratification, I think.

I wanted to post something fun on my blog as we are getting ready to head into school season once again. From time to time I will be posting some of our crafts, projects and ideas to add to our homeschool. Even though we are technically "not in school" right now, we are always learning at our house.

She is getting old enough that baking has become something she really enjoys. Rather than purchasing a nice cake, she opted for the make your own style. The artsy girl she is looked in her American Girl Magazine ( From February) and had a plan all in motion. She wanted a Color Blast Party! And Blast of color she had.

Since we returned the magazine to the Library we had to go to  Pinterest, of course, to get a few more directions save what she remembered about the decorations, presents, and crafts. :)

As we began to plan more decisively she decided a few friends and the beach fit well with the July days ( and hot temps).  With that we choose to forgo the decorations for the beauty God has already provided and include a nice craft, a fun lunch and the creme-de-la-creme ~ Rainbow Cupcakes!

So here is my first attempt at a tutorial post! :)

Rainbow Cupcakes

1 box of white cake mix
1 can of frosting of your choice ( we had white)
Food Coloring

Bowls and Spoons
Muffin pans


Follow the directions on the cake mix box as listed.

Divide into separate bowls.( pick as many as you want to make colors for)
Add drops of food coloring to each bowl and stir well.

Add 1 spoonful of color to each cupcake liner. Do not mix them together, just let it drop where it will and rest there. We choose to do one color at at time till it was gone.

When all the colors are added, take a clean toothpick for each cupcake and swirl gently. Not too much or you will mix the colors and miss out on the rainbow.

Bake as directed and cool.

Frost the cupcakes any way you wish.   We choose a simple piped frosting in a spiral on top. (which didn't get a picture for some reason??)


Let me quote the girls:  "These are the best cupcakes EVER!"

Of course, it had nothing to do with the taste ( though they were wonderful) it was the color explosion that totally amazed them.

We had a lot of fun together making cupcake rainbows and shining little girl smiles. That's the memory I'll keep.


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