rainbow cupcakes

October 11th, 2010

We had the much anticipated rainbow party this weekend and with barely any melt downs from the birthday girl, so I say it was a success! These cupcakes aren’t from the party, but don’t worry there will be much party posting this week. I made them on her actual birthday and I was pretty excited that they worked out. I made plain old chocolate cupcakes and some cream cheese frosting. Then I painted the inside of a pastry bag with stripes of food coloring going up the bag from the tip and carefully spooned the frosting into the bag. When I piped the frosting on, voila! rainbows! Just like a unicorn pooping, or do they barf rainbows? Whatever they do, one came and did it all over my house.  And I’ll show you tomorrow.

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24 Responses to rainbow cupcakes

  1. simply mommy says:

    Love those cupcakes! They are so pretty!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Those cupcakes are so pretty. Fantastic!

  3. nichol says:

    Oh man— rainbow theme? That is great!

  4. Ali says:

    Genius! They look stunning.

  5. Antoinette says:

    Let’s bypass the poop and barf, and go with unicorns breathing their minty fresh breath into the air and making rainbows. I forget you have a professional baking background until I see pics like these. Takes the sting out of the fact I can’t do such cool stuff! LOL I bet they were deeeeelicious.

  6. I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been having a love affair with cream cheese icing lately and this will spice up our relationship.

  7. Lynn says:

    These are cool and a barfing unicorn is hilarious. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Ann says:

    WOW sister!!! those are awesome. nice job.

  9. Lisa says:

    These look great – I love rainbows too. And I think it is unicorn poop or clown barf.

  10. Elisha says:

    amazing cupcakes :-)

  11. hayley says:

    So awesome! What kind of frosting tip did you use? They look perfect.

    Are you on rainbow overload? We had a Willy Wonka themed birthday party this Summer for my seven year-old and for almost a month afterward I wanted nothing to do with chocolate or oompa loompas or Charlie Bucket!!

  12. Sascha says:

    Don’t know about the poop or barf, but I have it on good authority they fart rainbow clouds.

  13. Marlena says:

    OMG, Meg, can you be my mom? Holy cats!

  14. Cass Ward says:

    Wow great cupcakes and great idea to get them that way

  15. Stephanie says:

    That icing is amazing. I’d try it myself, except I already know it wouldn’t turn out looking like that! :o)

  16. molly says:

    Ha!! Had me laughing out loud, the little contrast b/n little girl parties and, um, unicorn output.

    BTW? This works for meringues, too.

  17. How cool. I imagine that if I tried that it would look more like conventional barf, mind…

  18. Wendy says:

    Splendid! Love the cup cakes, can’t wait to see pics from the party.

  19. Sally says:

    So cute!!! So clever to paint the bag… I will have to try this :)

  20. Emily says:

    a sincere thanks for the serious chuckle. you’re funny! and I really appreciate it.

  21. Wow, fantastic cupcakes :)

  22. Oona says:

    hehe “pooping unicorns”… You crack me up. Can’t wait to see the pics!

  23. Sally says:

    What a great birthday theme!! Such a cute idea definately going to file this away under ‘copy’!!

  24. Lillabilly says:

    Hahaha, that’s hilarious! And those cuppies are AMAZING!