Monday, August 29, 2011

Our Best Bites, Color Burst Cupcakes

Color burst Cupcakes

Colorburst Cupcakes

1 white cake mix
2 eggs
1 C yogurt (any smooth textured fruit flavor is fine!) or sour cream
1/2 C milk
1/3 C vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients until incorporated (about 30 seconds). Scrape sides of bowl and then beat on med-high speed for 2 minutes.

Divide batter according to how many colors you are using. I used 5 colors and it worked out to a little over 1 cup for each color, but each cake brand will be slightly different.

Use food coloring to color batter to desired intensity.

To get a layered stripe like I used, you’ll want to put a spoonful of each color in the cupcake one at a time. The batter is thick, so it won’t spread on it’s own. A great tip is to set out a little bowl of water where you’re working. Dip your finger in the water and then gently spread the batter out. The water will make it so the batter doesn’t stick to your fingers.

Another tip is to use a measuring spoon and some water to measure out how many teaspoons/tablespoons are going to fit in your cupcake. Then divide that by how many colors you have so you know how much of each color to use for each cupcake. For my 5 colors, it worked out perfectly with 2 t of each color in each cupcake. So I put in 2 t of blue in the bottom of each cupcake and spread it out with my finger. Then I put in 2 t of green on top of that, then yellow, etc.

Bake them according to the package directions, until a toothpick comes out dry.

BAck To School Party, Part 1

These wooden apples, I got at Robert's crafts and painted with Chalk Board Paint!

These are just washed cans. I hot glued scrapbook paper and crayons to each can. It takes about 1 1/2 boxes of crayons.

Back To School Party, Part 2

WE had a back to school (Preschool) party last Friday! There was lots of craziness but, what's a party with kids without that? I know that Savannah loved it! She got to play with friends and have, cupcakes, balloons and, chocolate! I know I wouldn't say no to that!

I used my cricket on pretty much all of the decor! I love my cricket! The name tags are wooden apples, painted with chalk paint! Supper easy!

All you need to make edible crayons! Here is the link to the wrappers!
The kids favorite part on making the crayons was tasting the chocolate! LOL!

Crayon cupcakes!

This is my friend's cute little girl, Lulu! She also has BBS. Lulu reminds me so much of Savannah! I love it! I'm so glad they were able to come!

Take home favors!
Edible crayons!

This little guy is so cute and handsome! He is always the only boy, surrounded by the girls!
I almost got sweet little Lulu in the group picture!
I love this picture!
For making crayons, Bake at 225 degrees for 20 minutes. Make sure you put the silicone trays on a cookie sheet!!! I didn't and when I pulled them out of the oven the molds were so soft and flimsy, hot melted crayon spilled all down my arm and I have a souvenir blister. Don't make my mistake!!!

Also, make sure you fill them full!

These are the only shapes we were able to get out. There must be some secret that I don't know for making crayons! If anyone knows PLEASE tell me!

Love the art!

After the party Savannah and Xander looked at books while I cleaned up!