Monday, May 28, 2012

Batter Up! Colourful Cupcakes!

It feels as though is has been raining non stop. Baseball games have been cancelled, shoes have gotten know the drill.  Tonight the Boy and Hubby went to a concert and I got the evening to myself.  What did I do with my time to myself you ask? I baked cupcakes.  A friend's daughter is having her birthday party this weekend and they have asked me to bake the cupcakes so I wanted to play around with some colours in the batter.  I keep seeing these lovely multi-coloured and swirled cupcakes everywhere and it is high time I gave them a go.

Tonight I played with the colours of our favourite Major League Baseball team: The New York Mets! Orange and Blue were the colours of choice!!

So simple.

So easy.

So much fun.

Make your favourite white or vanilla cake batter. (Boxed cake mix is just fine)
Divide the batter into different bowls, one bowl per colour. Add a healthy dab of gel colouring (I used Wilton) and mix until the colour is well distributed.

Alternate colours into your cake pan or cupcake tins.

Swirl with a toothpick.

Bake as normal and allow to cool.

Mix up or favourite icing (or use a container of white icing)
Prepare an icing bag with a swirly type tip and paint the inside seams with gel colouring. I used a wooden skewer and that worked perfectly. Make sure to get more colouring than you think you will need into the seams.


The boys just came home from their concert and were giddy with joy about the Mets colours....

Until next time, stay warm and eat well.  (Stay dry)


  1. I love the use of color in these cupcakes, not only in the batter but the icing as well. Very eye catching and festive! Go Mets!

  2. This is fantastic! I'd like to make these for my boss who is a Mets fan.


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