What do you get when you cross a crazy cook, specialty baking shop and St. Patricks Day? Pot of Gold Rainbow Cupcakes of course. What you never heard of them? You will, you will.
I guess I could have thought of a better name like:
- Gold Diggers Irish Dream
- Finally that Leprechaun is Gone
- Crazy Rainbow Cupcakes looking somber in Gold
- Not all that Shines is Gold, Irish Cupcakes
- What you get when you mix all the St. Patty’s day recipes together while drinking Guiness cupcakes.
I was never really good at naming food, but I’m certainly open to your ideas, after I tell you have to make them of course.
You will need: 1 box of white cake, chocolate, food coloring (rainbow colors), edible gold spray and edible gold dragees.
You can always make your own pound cake, or just follow the instructions on the back of the box.
When the batter is ready devide in as many bowls as you have colors, about 1/2 cup of batter per bowl
add different food color into each bowl and mix well
I used 5 colors not the traditional 7 of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet)
Then I got myself a little helper that was just too eager to add spoonfulls of each color to little muffin tin
until they were all full and went into 350 deg oven (preheated)
until they came out puffed up and colorful
I cooled them first before coloring
Spray painted them with edible gold and drizzled with some edible gold beads
To make the bottom I melted dark chocolate in the microwave
Then dipped each bottom of the cupcake in chocolate, using a pastry brush to get the detail. Since that was slightly messy I made another “larger” batch.
Using black cupcake paper cups
This time I covered the tops with chocolate, leaving the bottom covered with paper
Finally added the gold paint and beads on top
You should have seen everyone’s excitment as they bit into this classy looking cupcake just to find it was filled with rainbow. Of course it only took my preschooler 3 seconds to tell everyone that those rainbow cupcakes where made by her.