Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe

My Lil Pouches can be used for more than you think! Check out this cool Rainbow Cupcakes Recipe for example. A GREAT way to keep the kids busy, well fed, learning about measuring and patience, while also spending some valuable parent-child time together. Plus there was very little mess! This is definitely one to keep in mind for coming school holidays.

…School holidays seems to be the time that we hear the never ending complaints of “I’m bored”, my husband also hears the never ending complaints of “They’re driving me up the wall!”

Baking with kids is enough to give most people heart palpitations. Baking with my kids is a different story all together (our About page is here, it explains my two sets of twins – now 5 years and 2 years of age). Anyway – for a change baking was practically mess free! I was amazed, we actually enjoyed ourselves and the kids had a bit of education in how mixing colours works.

The recipe I used was a very rich vanilla cake recipe, probably overloaded in sugar and butter…. but I tell you – it is soft and fluffy and oh-so-yummy-yummy! This is a thermomix vanilla cupcake recipe, I have used it in my thermie many times, but whilst baking with the kids they really do want to help and insist on doing it by hand – or at least the hand beaters! But, realistically, ANY cupcake recipe would work with this! Even packet mix!

So obviously we made the (double batch) cake mix, I then spooned amounts into a separate bowl and we used a dropper to add 2ml of food colouring in various different colours. (Yes! Shoot me down I used food colouring! If you’re judging me, I also used bleached flour and sugar! Forgive me for my sins!)

We made 4 colours. We used our medium funnel to put the coloured mixture into pouches. I absolutely LOVE this funnel. It can handle both the thick and thin consistencies, has a wider bottom opening and a larger body. Its handy for around the kitchen with other things as well. Personally I choose this funnel every time over the mini collapsible funnel. The boys then squeezed the mixture into the patty tins. Again, I was blown away by how mess free it was. Normally, when they’re ‘helping’ there are splatters everywhere. Not today! Whilst squeezing it into the patty tins the (5 year old) boys were laughing that it was like pouches pooing…. but hey – they are kids and besides I had a giggle at it too! ?

We baked, we salivated at the oven door – 20 minutes later! PERFECTO! They looked great, and we all burnt our tongues trying to eat them too soon!

I’ve even added a pic of the “mess” on my kitchen bench afterwards. Aside from the chopping board on the left hand side where I put the spoons, funnel or mixer in between each colour mix, there were 3 little drops…. just 3!! Successful baking with kids and mess free! WINNING! Thanks My Lil Pouch!

* This is a light hearted post about baking cupcakes with my kids. I know some people prefer not to use sugars or food colourings. I am happy to use these things in moderation. I respect other peoples choices and opinions, please respect mine….”

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*Images and recipe post used with permission from My Lil Pouch