I have always wanted to make these cuties. I guess I love the idea of having six different colors, all neatly lined up in pretty layers. I was very inspired by these from the first time I’ve set my eyes on it by checking out various cupcake photos on Flickr.
I really had a lot of fun making them that I didn’t even mind the mess I made in the kitchen.
I don’t know if it’s just me but don’t you think they look pretty retro? Maybe it has something to do with those rainbow colors, kinda reminds me of the seventies. So groovy.
There are different variations to make this;
A: you can use a package of cake mix either white or vanilla and then follow the instruction on the box.
B: you can go ahead and make your own batter using your favorite vanilla or butter cake recipe.
(I went with B just in case you’re wondering)
Then divide the cake batter in six separate bowls. Now, I used six different gel food coloring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) Add each colors to the batter in the divided bowls. Now comes the fun part, we layer them! Starting with the first color, drop the batter neatly into a prepared baking pan or use individual baking cups for cupcakes. You need to spoon the batter one by one into the middle of the pan to create a neat circle. (If you can) I followed the order of the rainbow so I went with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
Then baked in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. But if you’re baking cupcakes then bake it for about 15 minutes. Let cool on pans and then further on wire rack before you start frosting.
As for the frosting, you can pretty much use whatever you like. There are no rules. It will taste lovely either way.