Trinket Box

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Over the rainbow...

Quite possibly the sweetest cupcakes I have ever made.


I spotted a photo of someone else's cupcakes on pinterest [little bit addicted] and knew I had to make them on my next afternoon off work. So I got all my ingredients together and whipped some up!

I originally wanted to make the sponge rainbow coloured too, but I didn't have any red food colouring and couldn't find any in the shops [boooo] so I think I'll make those another time.


♥ For the cakes... ♥
150g unsalted butter, softened
150g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
3 medium eggs, whisked
2.5ml [1/2 tsp] vanilla extract

♥ For the icing... ♥
225g icing sugar, sifted
2-3tbsp hot water
Blue food colouring

♥ For the rainbows... ♥
Icing sugar
Fizzy rainbow belt sweets, halved

Line your bun tins with 20 paper cases and preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius/gas mark 4.

Place the butter, sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla in a bowl and beat until pale and creamy. Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 15 minutes/until golden and just firm. Cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring the cakes to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Put the icing in a large bowl, gradually beat in the water until you have a smooth thick icing. Add a few drops of the blue colouring. I wanted a lovely duck egg blue colour, so added a few drops of green as well. Spoon onto the cakes.

For the clouds, I just made a small amount of buttercream icing - no measurements really, just use butter and icing sugar until you get the right consistency and add some vanilla extract. Add a blob of the buttercream either side of the cakes, then press the rainbow belt sweets down into the icing.



  1. These are amazing! I am definitely making these one day!

    Thanks for posting:)

    Jazz xo

  2. Oh my god those look amazing!!! You have made me hungry now! x

  3. omg I love these so much, they look amazing. I definitely going to have a go at making these. I've given you a blog award on my blog by the way x

  4. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
    i'm definitely going to try these (when I get the baking urge again!)xx

  5. Wow, these are the most adorable cupcakes! Love them! :-) x

  6. These are amazing! Might just make some this weekend :D x

  7. Gosh! These are adorable! What a creative idea :)

  8. Wow! I want to make some, doubt they would look as good as yours though!

    Holli x

  9. I've just copied down this recipe and am so going to give these a go! (Probably wont look anywhere as good as yours though) Thank you for sharing :) xx