Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cooking with an 8 year old : Somewhere over the rainbow cupcakes

As you know our fair is this week and it is Big Sissy's last year as a mini 4-Her.  She will be in real 4-H next year which is quite scary for this momma for many reasons.

This year for her mini 4-H cake decorating project, she was challenged with exhibiting 3 cupcakes that she decorated with icing, using a cake decorating tip, and candy.  On one of our many trips North to visit my family this summer, she spent some time on my iPad googling cupcake designs  and found the perfect one for her.

So after making 2 dozen chocolate cupcakes, she made a double batch of our homemade butter cream icing to make sure we had more than enough.  She then put a portion of the icing in a bowl as she needed white icing and blue icing for her cupcakes.  After dividing off some of the white icing, she dyed the remaining icing blue using Wilton's royal blue icing coloring.

She then iced all of the cupcakes blue

and then dipped her spatula in warm water to smooth out the icing.

After selecting her best 3 cupcakes, she then used her star tip (that she got from our amazing cousin as a birthday present) to create white clouds on her blue cupcakes.

Then she used Airheads Xtreme Sour Belts, to create the rainbow between the two white clouds.

As a finishing touch, she sprinkled clear edible sprinkles on her cupcakes.

I realized I'm a little biased, but I think she did pretty good.


  1. I think she did great! What a neat idea!

  2. She did great!! It's always so fun watching our kids work on their projects. :) Hope you can stop by my farm for a visit and say hi too! :)

  3. So glad she found the rainbow airheads...hopefully you didn't have to hit too many stores after 10 p.m.

  4. What a great project! Have fun at the fair!
    Thanks so much for joining us on Cupcake Tuesday!

  5. I loved both of the cupcake ideas - the rainbow and the piglets from last year! We had 4-H foods judging at our fair yesterday. We don't have a cupcake category, but these sure look like winners to me!


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