On Monday the husband called from work to tell me that we were throwing a very small birthday bash (4 people! woo!) for his best friend Trevor. Of course I needed to bake something for the occasion. It took me all of 20 seconds to decide that Trevor needed rainbow cupcakes. It just seemed fitting.
Now let me tell you my secret. I used a boxed cake mix. Yup. It was last minute and I was already worn out from a fight with wheat bread (that I lost) so luckily I keep a box of french vanilla cake mix for emergencies. All I did was divide up the batter into four bowls, add color to each bowl, and drop a spoonful into the cupcake liners. Easy peasy. And so pretty!
I always make my own frosting though. Canned frosting just feels wrong. I used a stick of butter, a block of cream cheese, a couple squirts of fresh lemon juice, and then I add powdered sugar until it gets to the right consistency.
The look on Trevor’s face was priceless when the husband came out carrying the rainbow cupcake but that could’ve been because he had put a lit cigarette on top when he couldn’t find any candles. Who knows.