So where's my pot of gold?
I'm so excited about these cupcakes, folks. Don't get me wrong--I'm always excited and a little bit surprised when anything I make turns out well, but these are in a league of their own. If you haven't planned your St. Patty's Day goodies yet, I would definitely recommend these pretty little cupcakes. They don't take that much time and effort to make, and look how lovely they turn out to be!
I just used a regular yellow buttermilk cake recipe, divided the resulting batter into six bowls, and dyed each batch of batter with a different color of gel. Then, I scraped a little bit of each hue into my cookie scoop and then, when it got full, I deposited the rainbow batter into one of the molds in the cupcake tin. Easy peasy!
*The cake recipe I linked makes 36 cupcakes, so be forewarned!
*After about six scoopings, I cleaned out my scoop so the layers would continue to be defined and not just a hot brown mess.
*Start with a different color and use a different order every time to make each cupcake super unique!
*I went with a regular vanilla buttercream frosting, but lemon would be tasty and bright, as well. Heck, anything would work!
*Be prepared to get messy. I'm as diligent about cooking as neatly as possible as they come, but I still ended up with stained fingers and splotches here and there on my countertop. It's okay--it'll clean off eventually!
Just don't expect any pots of gold to appear after you make or eat these beauts. I can attest--it doesn't happen. Fortunately, even though gold is a hot commodity these days, a tasty cupcake (or 3) is enough of a reward for this gal.