Just in time for Halloween, I have a quick cupcake treat for you to mix up for the kids. They went over well with my students after a long character day walk during school. They were delighted to kick their shoes off and settle into this brightly coloured treat.
I am not one to turn to box mixes, 99% of the time I bake from scratch. Every now and then, a box mix is needed for a quick project. Particularly when the crowd isn’t particular about the taste. Seven-year-olds would be happy with a scoop of frosting!
This isn’t a new trick, there are dozens of tutorials on how to make multi-coloured cupcakes. Essentially, you mix together a white cake recipe (I used a box for this project), separate into bowls (one for each colour), and mix in food coloring. Then you scoop a little of each color into your cupcake pan and bake away.
I will give this warning, if you are using a box mix, remember to only fill each cup about half full. Otherwise you end up with towering cupcakes. Which I ended up trimming down before adding the frosting.
I used a basic buttercream frosting tinted bright orange. I believe that was my favourite part!
- White cake mix (or recipe) plus ingredients listed on back
- Food colouring
- Cupcake pan and liners
- 3 bowls
- Mix cake according to directions.
- Separate into 3 bowls.
- Add desired food coloring to bowls (I used purple, yellow, and green)
- Scoop each color into cupcake pan.
- Bake according to box (or recipe) directions.
- When cupcakes are cooled, decorate with frosting.