Rainbow cupcakes

The kids wanted to bake this morning and with us moving in a weeks time most of the non-essential stuff is in the process of being packed so I cheated a bit and used a cake mixture.    Once we had our cake mixture ready we divided it into 4 bowls and added our colours – we used red, blue, yellow and green but you could use any colours.  A Tip – do not be scared about adding the food colouring, the first time we did this we did not add enough and the colours on the cupcakes where not that great.

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Then the fun really began.  I let the kids decide how to combine the colours for the cupcakes.  Pink was determined that each cupcake needed a bit of each colour and did her best to ensure that but Blue well all he wanted was Blue cupcakes.   I have to admit that it did get a bit messy but both kids really enjoyed spooning out the mixture and fulling up the muffin tray that I had given them.

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And the end result a very tasty treat.

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This was such a fun baking experience for both my kids and I would highly recommend trying it, we will be doing this again.

We have also been making other rainbow cupcakes

I gave the kids a basic template of 2 large cupcakes each and the painted and cut them out.

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The after the paint had dried we got out our pom poms and stickers to decorate.  Such a simple but fun art activity for the kids.

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Home educating family based in the UK. We try to make learning fun
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One Response to Rainbow cupcakes

  1. frogotter says:

    Great fun!
    I don’t think there’s any harm in using cake mixes from time to time. It can speed up prep and cleaning for the grownup without losing any appeal for the kids.

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