It’s been far too long since I blogged! I have been meaning to do this post for about a week now, but have been busy with the Easter party, birthday celebrations and, oh you know, life. Anyways here are the pretty pink (almost) ombre cupcakes I made for the BFC Easter Party! To up the pink factor I used the cupcake liners I made before. Just like the liners before them, the cupcakes didn’t turn out quite like I thought they would (I’m not sure if I’m liking this trend that seems to keep happening) but they looked pretty – and tasted yummy – all the same!
Unfortunately I didn’t have time to make the cake batter from scratch, so a box mix had to do. I just followed the instructions on the box, divided the mixture in to three bowls, added different amounts of food colouring to make the varying degrees of pinkness and then scooped them in to the cupcake liners from darkest to lightest, baked and voila!
I would however recommend doing a dark bottom, medium or light pink middle and a plain top. As you can see the two lighter pink shades just kind of blended together and so it didn’t really look ombre… hence the quotation marks in the title.
A few tips:
I would recommend leaving the most batter in the plain or lightest batter colour bowl, because it’s far easier to just make the batter darker rather than lighter. Trust me.
Try to find a thicker cake mix – it makes things much easier when trying to layer the colours. I used Betty Crocker French Vanilla mix for these pink ones and it was thicker than the plain ‘White Cake’ mix, which I used for the disastrous purple ones (not even going there) and the pink ones actually look like they have layers.
Although there was one success story…
Julia got the best one of the bunch! If you look closely you can see all three colours – yay!