Friday, June 3, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

I have been wanting to make these cupcakes for ages and finally had the chance to do I probably won't be motivated to ever do it again, it was a lot of work.  Everyone loved them, but when I make it again, it will be in cake not cupcake form. :)
For the cupcakes, I used Cybele Pascal's Vanilla Cupcake recipe from The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook. I then divided the batter into 6 equal portions. I used McCormick Food Coloring drops to color each portion a different color.  For purple the ratio of red and blue of 5:1, with about 18 drops total. For orange, the ratio for red and yellow was 2:3, with 20 drops total.  The other colors used about 20 drops each to color the batter.

To create the rainbow look, start with purple and add ~1 teaspoon into each cupcake cup, follow with blue, green, yellow, orange, and red.  Yes, it takes time. :)  Follow the recipes instructions for baking.  Once cooled frost with the Marshmallow Fluff frosting and sprinkle with gold sugar sprinkles. (I used Betty Crocker)
Marshmallow Fluff Frosting
1 cup palm oil shortening
2 cups powdered sugar
1 7oz container marshmallow fluff

Mix together shortening and sugar and fold in marshmallow fluff.

This post is featured on Cybele Pascal's Allergy Friendly Friday.

1 comment:

  1. I found you via allergy friendly friday, I have had good luck with that same vanilla cupcake recipe. :) We can't have marshmallow fluff or the colorings but I think these are so darn cute! The frosting makes me think of clouds so it totally goes well with the rainbow cupcakes.