The boyfriend and I went on the Parade of Homes last week and it was wonderful. If you don’t have a homes parade in your area it is a showing of designer custom houses and builder/ model homes. You purchase a ticket and drive around visiting the houses that look the most interesting to you or all of them if you have a lot of time to spare. We usually make a day of it and pack a lunch in our travel cooler for the drive. Once you get to a house on the tour you go on a self guided tour of the house (fully finished and decorated) and property before the owner moves in or the house goes on the market. I love it! We can see what all the new builders are doing in their houses, what’s trendy, and just see some amazing places!
This year one builder went all out and decided to recreate the house from the Disney movie UP for their show home. They built this thing to exact replica of the one in the film (right down to the photographs on the walls and the bright blue retro kitchen appliances). We talked to one of the guys from Bangerter Homes the company that built this adorable house, and he said Disney didn’t even charge them for rites to the house. All they wanted was a copy of the blueprints so they could build it too if they wanted. How awesome is that?! Yet again Disney makes me love them more and more. I am absolutely in love with this house. It was so novel and cute that I just had to continue the happy vibe with some extra happy cupcakes. So, Psychedelic Rainbow Cupcakes must be shared! These are extra cute and super bright! Make them in the colors of the rainbow or in your favorite colors for a personalized treat.
These cupcakes are easy to make, but to get the best colors use gel coloring it doesn’t thin the batter and the colors are way more vibrant!
What you need…
Food coloring (3- 5 colors)
Alright now separate your batter in to separate bowls (one for each of your colors). You can use your kitchen scale or just eyeball it… that’s what I did. Now in your lined cupcake tin start blobbing spoonfuls of color one at a time. Thanks to the cream cheese (or sour cream) the batter is nice and thick and won’t run together when you put one color on top of the other. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full with the different batters and then put them in the oven. Then let them bake for about
I had made a coconut cream cheese frosting for these, but they looked so good I couldn’t wait to frost them and we ended up eating them immediately without any frosting at all haha. The cake is a simple white cake and most frostings will taste good with it. So, pick your favorite flavor and frost them up or eat them without like us!
They were so moist and delicious just looking at my silly pictures makes me want to make them all over again, but we must be constantly moving forward… so to my next culinary adventure: Cinnamon Burst Bread. Yum!