Rainbow Cupcakes with Cloud Frosting

One year ago, this blog, thenotsocreativecook, was born. I was afraid at first to even start writing as I was not really sure how people will react or if I will write correct grammar or correct punctuation. I was really terrified to start this blog, but after watching Julie and Julia and after one final encouragement from my close friend, I finally made up my mind to start this blog. I was thrilled to have received positive feedbacks and welcoming comments. ❤

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After starting this blog, people inspire me more and it made me more confident to try more recipes and to try again when I fail. I was such a person who needs to perfect everything I cook – perfect looking, perfect everything. Then a very close friend of mine made me realize something – she told me that not everything should be perfected, as long as it is made with love, it is perfect. Also, having this blog and having every one of you changed it all. It made me realize that I also need to make mistakes to get a better outcome.

This post is dedicated to each and every one of you…

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What do you feel when you see a rainbow? You feel happy and rainbow gives a smile on your face, right? That’s what you are to me – a rainbow – you always make me happy and you always put a smile on my face. 😀

Just before April 23rd, I was thinking what treat I could share with all of you on this blog’s first blogiversary. Then I thought I should make something that was not completely successful the first time I made it… I don’t know, maybe to challenge myself?

During the first months when I started to love baking (two years ago, I think), me and one of my friends tried experimenting on rainbow cupcakes. Who doesn’t love rainbow cupcakes? They are such adorable looking cupcakes. We used a cake mix and followed the instructions and put the required colors on the divided batter. I was so excited that I even took a photo of the colorful batter – the colors were so bright and beautiful. So we proceeded – divide them on individual cupcake cases and pop it inside the oven. Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… I was embarrassed laughing when I saw what happened to the cupcake batter – it overflowed and what else? It made the oven floor so messy. The cupcakes were cooked, though, but the colors mixed really well that I didn’t know if it’s dark purple, brown or almost black. I wanted to cry and I told myself, I will never do rainbow cupcakes again. But for the sake of trying my luck again, I did bake them. 😉

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Rainbow Cupcakes with Cloud Frosting

  • Servings: 20
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

For the cupcake batter:

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted, softened at room temperature
  • 1/ ½ cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Food colors in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple

For the cloud frosting:

  • 900 ml heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

For the cupcake batter:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add in butter and beat until smooth. Gradually add white sugar and beat again until fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add in eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add in milk and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add in dry ingredients and using a rubber spatula, mix dry and wet ingredients. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  5. Separate batter into six bowls and add different food coloring on each batter until you get your desired brightness.
  6. Using six separate spoons, pour different batters into the prepared muffin pan. Start with the color purple and end with red. Fill the paper liners until 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool in the muffin pan for 15 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the cloud frosting:

Make sure your cream, bowl and beaters are very cold to get a good whipped cream.

  1. In a large bowl, add in heavy cream and beat until thick. Add sugar and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form.
  2. Frost your cupcakes according to your liking.

Recipe from Deceptively Domestic

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Here’s what it looks like on the inside. Isn’t it lovely?

thenotsocreativecook-RainbowCupcakesI hope you enjoy my treat for you and again, THANK YOU so much for showing me some love! I hope you try to make this and let me know your thoughts!

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.. that is my gift to my blog – some kind of signature. And that’s my handwriting. 😉

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86 thoughts on “Rainbow Cupcakes with Cloud Frosting

  1. Congratulations France Jhuls! it’s a cliché to say but really time flies so quickly. I remember that time when I used to tell you to make a blog as your food photography is amazing and of course you’re passionate with cooking too and then now you amazed me with your baking skills♥.Well done france you’ve gone far in blogging ☺so happy for you. Cheers for more years of sharing good food and friendship!♥♥♥

    1. Thank you for this wonderful message, France! Yes, you are of those few people who told me to ‘create’ a blog. You also inspire to do this, you know! ❤ So, thanks a ton to you! Loveyah! ❤

  2. Gorgeous post with such thoughtful photography! I real enjoy reading your travels through a far more creative land than your blog’s name suggests. I hope your blog enjoyed its birthday and I get to savour many more years of reading your posts.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind words and wishes. ❤ I did enjoy my blog's birthday. 🙂
      Have a wonderful week to you! 🙂

  3. I did miss this post, so I am so happy you linked it on your Fiesta Friday one! Happy Blog Anniversary Jhuls! So neat to read your adventures of beginning the blog and all your processings and wisdom from friends! Love the rainbow cupcakes! So fun! What a great idea! Oh, and love your signature at the bottom!! Did you use a graphic tablet to write it?

    1. Thank you, Lori! ❤ These sweet words made my day. 🙂

      As for the signature, (honestly) I have no idea what a graphic tablet is. 😀 Maybe I did this the hard way – I did write my 'signature' on white paper, took a photo and inserted it as image as I usually do with the food photos. 🙂

      1. I am so glad they made your day! Yay!
        Sorry….I use a graphic tablet to draw on my computer…thought that is what you did. But the fact that you wrote it on paper, took a photo of it….went through all that work….I am SO impressed! And it truly looks great! It inspired me to change mine….hahaha. So I will have a new one when I post my Fiesta Friday post. 🙂 There you go….bringing inspiration and you didn’t even realize it! 🙂 ❤

  4. My love and congratulations to you Dearest Jhuls…You are like a rainbow in my life…so colourful and bright every morning. Love your blog and your just wonderful…The cupcakes look and sound amazing…Here’s to many more years of the not so creative cook! Who seems to be getting more and more creative each time you post xx
    love the signature! 🙂

  5. YEY! Nagawa ko po siya. it was good and such an eye candy, I’ll post it on instagram tomorrow, tho hindi cloud frosting yung nagawa ko 😦 I made some peanut butter frosting instead.

  6. Happy blog birthday!! Those cupcakes look SO fun – what a cool idea 🙂 And I like your friend’s mentality, that if it’s made with love, then it’s perfect. What a sweet sentiment.

  7. Happy Blog-anniversary, Jhuls!!! I am so glad you started this blog because I now have such a good blogger friend, you. I am also glad that you are having fun doing it. Your friend was right about not everything needed to be perfect; it’s actually more fun that way.

    I can (almost) taste your rainbow cupcakes from here; they are so playful. I love it 🙂

  8. Happy one year! What a great post and a wonderful reminder that being perfect isn’t the goal, but to enjoy ourselves and live with love is the important part of life.

  9. Congratulations on one year! Happy blogoversary! The cupcakes look so fun and brought a huge smile to my face when I saw all those beautiful colors. I imagine you are just like this rainbow, Jhuls, so bright and cheerful!

  10. Yeah, Jhuls! Happy Blogiversary to you. 😀 And thank you for the lovely rainbow cupcakes you’re sharing with us all! They look scrumptious! (Love your new signature line, I need to figure that sweet addition out too!) Lots of ❤ back to you. xx

    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! 🙂 Hmmm, the signature? I just wrote that on a white paper and took a photo, cropped it and attached it to the post. 😉 I am glad you stopped by! Have a wonderful day! ❤

      1. Why I couldn’t figure out the signature thing out is beyond me! I think I thought “too hard” about it, Lol!

        Thank you for sharing your “trick” and enlightening me. 😀

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