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Rainbow cupcakes to make everyone smile

Published March 8, 2012 by laurrx

after i blogged about YouTube and everything the other day i was planning on making the rainbow cupcakes soon. i came home from work on tuesday in such a horrible mood, i was so so so bored! so i decided i’d like to bake or do something that was gonna take up time, so i decided rainbow cupcakes!!

me and Linda went to buy cake ingredients – i spent £20 to make 11 cakes! oops – then came home and started.

ingredients
125g self raising flour
125g caster sugar
125g unsalted butter
2 eggs
vanilla extract
3 tbsp milk
red/blue/yellow food colouring

(i found this recipe online)

we made one batch of mix each.

1. pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C and gather your ingredients. combine sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
2. beat in eggs and flour gradually, when all is combined make sure the batter is lump-free!
3. add vanilla essence (i used about one capful), then add the tbsp of milk one at a time, mixing in between.
4. divide the mix evenly into 6 bowls. add the food colouring. Red, orange (yellow and red), yellow, green (yellow and blue), blue and purple (red and blue) on the back of the food colouring gel i bought it told me how many drops of gel i should add to make the colours i needed. BUT i just kind of judged it myself, because the purple was “25 drops of red and 1 blue drop” and it was not purple!
5. put the mix into the cupcake cases, in this order – purple, blue, green, yellow, orange then red. i put about one teaspoon of the mix in.
6. bake in the oven for about 18-22 minutes.

my rainbow sponge mixes and messy work area…
the blue in the cakes was my favourite colour…
oops! i think i need moulds so that the mix doesn’t expand EVERYWHERE!!!

for the topping i made chocolate frosting
it was too yum!

ingredients
 300g icing sugar
100g cocoa powder
250g butter
5 tbsp evaporated milk
1 tbsp vanilla essence
(the measurements on the website were in cups and i don’t have cups so i used an online converter then just gave up and just made up my own frosting)

1.  soften butter and set aside.
2. sieve icing sugar and cocoa butter into another bowl. gradually add the milk and icing/cocoa combination into the butter, and keep folding until a light and fluffy. blend in the vanilla, add more milk or butter if necessary.

When the cupcakes were out i had to make adjustments as they really flowed over the cases. literally 5 cupcakes survived. once they were cooled, i packed the frosting into a piping bag and piped round in circles and then sprinkled some rainbow strands on them.

TADA! So, they were all a bit funny shaped but a few of them worked out nice. the best part was the inside though…
so colourful!!

my dad thought they were all different flavours but that wouldn’t be tasty…would it?

making the cupcakes cheered me up immensely, and i think they were food for a first attempt – except for the over flowing cupcakes in the oven, sadface. i took them into work and the kids i work with were all fascinated. i’ll need to make a bigger batch and take them in soon. and one of the girls i work with was telling me she was willing to pay me to make some for her daughters birthday (not that i would take the money, but i could go all “Annie in Bridesmaids” and open my own bakery – or not cos im too lazy…).

so these recipes are off the internet i just really googled “rainbow cupcake recipes” and “chocolate frosting recipe” but i did (like i always do) add and subtract my own ideas and whatever.

i have been a terrible procrastinating girl this morning, i had all the intentions of doing so many chores after my driving lesson and before work. but instead i made myself some fried rice and wrote this blog and watched an old 90210 which i’ve seen plenty of times…oh dear. not productive at all!

i hope the rainbow cupcakes make you smile too
LCSx


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i love when…

Published November 3, 2011 by laurrx

-im so so so thirsty and i have a drink! and i feel it going down my belly and such! and its so yummy.
– im sleeping in my new big ole double bed! my room is looking fab and i really really like it. my mum and dad are actually the best parents for buying me it all and doing up my room for me
– my mum tells me i can have a “gathering” (yes and not a party) for new years!
– family guy is on… excuse me.

20 mins later…

so my wee heart is still playing up and i really cannot be bother with it anymore. REALLY. its the palps and now the pains and now the hard breathing. i’ll try y hardest to ignore it…

my head hurts so much…but not in the migraine-y way. i had my hair up in a donut today and just took it down and OUCHEEE! has anyone ever tried a donut. they are the most convient things and i always thought they looked so difficult to place but they are so simple and yet look really good. they are amazing in work then you just need your hair right out of your face. i got mine from Primark for £1 and apparently boots sell them for £5ish! which i thinks ridic…

isn’t peter griffin just hurrendously hysterical…heh heh heh.

so, ever so quickly. this week in pictures…

Baby D – my cousins little baby gurrrl Darcy Caroline Murtagh. She shares the same middle name as me so we are buds! and shes just the cutest little thing. Me and my mum looked after her on monday and shes so much fun. shes only 8 months just now but shes so amazing and a little cheeky thing.

so on monday night me and my friends were meant to be going out but because of my little bitchy heart and other circumstances we never so i had them up at mine and told them to get a bit dressed up. so i decided i was gonna be Minnie Mouse and put the ears i got in Hollywood Studios to good use. so i done pretty pink make up and everything and they didnt wear anything. well actually Kim (on the right) and Joanne showed up in hilarious russian hats (as worn there lol) and Kim brought Halloween cupcakes. YUM. we just sat about and caught up and had yummy Old El Paso nachos (best nachos out!).

i went to see my aunts assistant in a show last night – Acorn Antiques – and before we went we went to Jelly Hill in the west end and had nice soup and sandwiches then i had some gorgeous hot choc. look how yummy it is. highlight of my week.

my next blog should be either a ramble or a “fall faves” if i can be bothered choosing them all and taking their pictures and so on.

pictures and dickey hears

LCSx