Project 365 – Day 77

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! To celebrate this year, Ava and I made rainbow cupcakes. They sort of looked more like psychadelic cupcakes, as layering different colors of batter is rather difficult, but they were pretty cool all the same. So the picture for the day:

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As you can see, it required six different colors of batter = a lot of bowls to wash! But here is the result:

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The recipe makes 16 cupcakes, and I only have one muffin tin, so the stuff for the remaining 4 made a sort of cake loaf.

We actually did this project yesterday so that we would have some people to share them with. And no, I did not think to talk about leprechauns or pots of gold. I’m sure that we have Irish roots in our family heritage, but I am not particularly educated on Irish culture. Maybe next year I can brush up on St. Patrick and do some sort of activity to talk about the clover/Trinity analogy.

For this recipe, check out: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/taste-a-rainbow-cupcakes-842128/ And, I will say that using the paper baking cups is actually important. I didn’t have any, and the sides of the cupcakes browned so that the colors couldn’t be seen from the sides. (They were vivid on the top and bottom, and of course once bitten into, but they didn’t have the same effect as the Family Fun picture.)

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