Why is it that we as humans are generally more interested in food if it's colorful?! Look at little kids for instance, they LOVE cupcakes, but if you brought out plain white, plain chocolate, and then this bad boy,
...the kids will ALWAYS choose the rainbow ones. Quite frankly I would pick the rainbow one too! Look at it! It's awesome!!!!
Well after what happened to our reader Carrie I think she will be sticking with plain cupcakes for a while. Check it out:
No bueno. When I first saw this picture I thought I was looking at fruity pebbles...not the case.
So what happened? From what Carries tells us this was a case of the overly full cupcake liner :( We have ALL been there...you don't want the cupcakes to sit below the top of the liner, but you also don't want over flow. How do you get the perfect amount in your liner?!
According to TLC Cupcake Wars "How to Make the Perfect Cupcake" which you can find here you shouldn't eyeball it when pouring in the batter. They suggest filling the liner between 1/2 and 1/3 full. Another idea is to do a test cupcake to make sure your whole batch doesn't turn out overly full, or not full enough.
As for rainbow cupcakes, I would suggest doing a spoonful (like your everyday average spoon) of each, ROY G. BP ( I had to accommodate for the recipe) that is 6 spoonfuls, which I think should get you just about between the 1/3 and 1/2 full point in your cupcake liner. Seeing as I don't have any cupcake mix around the house, I can't test it out...darn. :( You might even try a spoon and half for each. TLC did mention that depending on the recipe you are using your batter will expand differently. As a precaution I would stick with a trial cupcake and go from there.
Did I mention how much I love these?! These should definitely be at my next birthday bash...but they are almost to pretty to eat! Almost ;)
Happy Friday Pinstrosipeeps!