Use this simple technique to make pretty rainbows magically suspended inside a pound cake or a cupcake.
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How to make rainbow cakepops, how to make rainbow cupcakes, how to make rainbow inside cakes.
All the the desserts I show in this video start with the rainbow core.
You need to start with white cake batter. It doesn’t matter if you use a cake mix or use your favourite from scratch recipe.
Divide the cake batter into six portions and tint each portion a different colour. I use gel paste colours because they are vibrant and you only need to you a drop or two.
Pour the batter into baking pans, it doesn’t matter if they are all different because you will be crumbling the cake afterwards.
Bake the cakes only enough so they test done, try not to bake the until the edges are really brown.
Let them cool completely and then cut off any brown bits.
Crumble the cake and add enough vanilla frosting to allow the crumbs to stick together and it creates a play-dough like texture.
Line a loaf pan (or other suitable container) with plastic wrap and then press the first colour into the bottom. Continue to carefully and gently layer the other colours, trying to make them as even as possible.
Cover and allow to chill several hours.
Remove the layers from the pan using the plastic wrap and then slice into whatever shape choose.
RAINBOW POUND CAKE:
Prepare a from scratch recipe of plain vanilla pound cake. I have found a recipe from Wilton that allows you to turn a regular white cake mix into a pound cake:
1 package (18 ounces) white cake mix (Do NOT add the ingredients called for on the back of the box)
1 package (4-serving size) instant pudding and pie filling mix (dry mix only, NOT prepared)
4 egg whites
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine the above ingredients and blend until smooth.
Grease a bundt pan and then fill to half with the pound cake batter.
Arrange the rainbow cubes (or whatever shapes you choose) in a circle in the pan and then cover with remaining batter.
Bake at 325F for about an hour (***I SAY 350 IN THE VIDEO, BUT 325 F IS THE CORRECT TEMPERATURE****) The cake will get quite brown on the exterior during cooking. Allow to cool and then unmold.
For each colour, combine 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of milk. Add enough milk until the glaze is runny enough to drizzle. Add food colour and stir.
Drizzle glaze over cake and allow cake to sit until glaze dries.
RAINBOW INSIDE CUPCAKES:
This can be done two ways. Fill cupcake liners about 1/2 way and then place a square of rainbow cake in the center.Fill with white cake batter OR you can mold a piece of rainbow cake into a cup shape. The cup shape allows you to see the classic rainbow shape no matter how you cut the cupcake.
Fill the center of the “cup” with batter and invert into cupcake liner (that is halfway full of batter) and then cover with additional batter.
Bake at 350F until cupcakes test done.
Allow to cool and frost as desired.
Take the rainbow cubes and poke a hole into them using lollipop sticks. Make the hole about 3/4 of the way into the cube.
Dip the lollipop stick into some melted chocolate or candy melts and then insert the lollipop stick into the hole in the cube.
Thoroughly chill the cubes/sticks before proceeding to dipping stage.
Melt light blue candy melts in a deep narrow container. If the candy melts are too thick you can thin them by adding some vegetable shortening. Dip the cake pops into the candy melts and then add sprinkles if desired. Place them into a cake pop stand or into a piece or styrofoam to hold them upright while they harden.
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