When I am feeling irritated about living in the woods, you know like when I want a Starbucks or feel like grabbing sushi with my girlfriends or maybe even just want to be able to WALK ANYWHERE, I can quickly remind myself how much I love living out here when I have to make something for the kids' school. Wee One #2 requested I make treats for her class on her birthday. In their old school in Toronto, that would have meant baking and decorating at least 30 cupcakes. I did make treats for the school in Toronto, but they were not as detailed because there were just too many to make. This year she has 11 kids in her class. Yup, 11. Making a dozen cupcakes means there's one left for the baker.
She specifically asked for 'rainbow cupcakes' and initially I thought she meant cupcakes with rainbow batter like the ones I made for her last day of school party a few years ago. She stayed really vague on the subject and wanted me to take 'rainbow' and run with it. I headed to the pantry and this is what I came up with.
You could use a cake mix or a tub of icing, but you know how I feel about that. I used the Wilton Buttercream recipe as usual and I used the same Stir and Bake Chocolate Cake that I love so much because it always turns out right!