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Kids can cook - Rainbow cupcakes

by Joanne I don’t know about you but at our house when March rolls around we start to get excited for the arrival of spring!  The kids want to get out on the bikes, we start discussing summer day camps and we love seeing all of the sidewalk chalk and skipping ropes we have in the garage.   We love taking family walks in the evening before bed and don’t even mind the occasional rain shower, especially those that provide us with magical rainbows!  But there is no need to wait until April showers to bring that touch of colour we are all looking forward to – with a little work you can bring the rainbow of colours into your kitchen.   We decided a few days ago that we needed to add a little bit of colour to our days and my daughter was up to the challenge – she would bake some yummy rainbow cupcakes for us!   This is an easy recipe that we found on www.familyfun.com .   It is a simple ingredients list:   Box of white cake mix – or you can make your own from stratch (you will need the ingredients required to make the mix) Food colouring (as few or as many colours as you would like) Cupcake pan liners White frosting (store bought or make your own) Green sprinkles (or even gold coins)   Instructions:   1.   Prepare your white cake mix, then divide the batter into the number of colours you are using.  My daughter used six colours so we needed six bowls.   2.  Once all the batter is divided into the bowls you add your food colouring.   Colour and number of food colouring drops  Purple: 9 red and 6 blue drops Blue: 12 drops Green: 12 drops Yellow: 12 drops Orange: 12 yellow and 4 red drops Red: 18 drops

 3.  Once you have lined your muffin pan with the liners evenly distribute the batter among the cups starting with purple and then blue etc.  It helps to spread the batter a bit with the spoon to make sure it goes down in layers. 4.  Once you have all of the colours in the muffin pan you bake according to the directions of the white cake mix. 5.  Once they are cool you can frost them with white frosting.  My daughter added some green sprinkles to hers but you could add some chocolate gold coins and your little ones will be thrilled to see that they have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  

  Enjoy!

Joanne the proud mom of Amélie (8 years old) and Mathieu (5 years).  She is new at blogging and you can find her at Our Money Pit.