Cupcakes... - The Dainty Squid

Cupcakes...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

I think I had the winter blues a little bit worse than I even knew. Remember a while ago when I said I thought it was weird I had only baked once this year as opposed to last year when I was baking nearly once a week? Well as soon as the weather started to get nice here the inspiration immediately hit. I have a renewed interest in all of my hobbies.

I started with some rainbow cupcakes. I tried a new recipe which will now be my go-to recipe, they're oh so yummy. Vanilla with a hint of coconut. These were originally supposed to be for my cousin's son's birthday but we weren't able to make it to the party so we're currently nom-ing on these.
I wish I could share some with you guys through the computer screen!
xoxo

ps. Here's a little tutorial on how to make colorful cupcakes in case you don't know, or just want to see more of my pretty cupcake pictures!

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53 thoughts

  1. So cute!
    I've never baked cupcakes!! its on my to-do list someday soon!!
    ps. i love everything rainbow. <3
    xoxo

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  2. You've never baked cupcakes?! Craziest thing I've ever heard!!
    DO IT NOW!!

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  3. I love how colorful your baked goodies are!! A mouthful of rainbows and happiness..LOL!

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  4. great colors!! could you post the recipe, too? vanilla with coconut sounds really nice! and the frosting looks so tasty!

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  5. I am SO making these this spring.

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  6. I never made cupcakes either.
    I've tried some cheese crackers and cookies but they failed for an unknown reason.

    Could you pretty please with a cherry on top post the recipe? It's a good excuse to get me started :)

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  7. YUM!!
    Are these cupcakes made from the same batter, etc as the ones on your cupcake-making post??
    I was just wondering because I don't eat gluten and was wondering how the colours would turn out if I couldn't use a white pre-made batter :S

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  8. Ooo, I wish I had cupcake baking skills! I love funky cupcakes and own Hello, Cupcake! which I drool over constantly!

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  9. I also never tried baking cupcakes myself... :'D
    (I guess a lot of people havent)
    But yours are so pretty and inspiring!

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  10. yummy--love the colors...great for kiddies!!

    xoxo

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  11. those look fan-f#cking-tastic...i was a bit slack on my baking this winter as well. you'd think with all the cold weather i'd be baking like a mad woman. eh.

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  12. Ooooooh I love the chocolate icing with sprinkles with those-goes really well with the colors :)

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  13. They look amazing!
    God, I'd kill for one of those right now

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  14. Maple Syrup Molgen, Nope, the colors will turn out pretty even if the recipe isn't from a box. These were from scratch. With these donuts: http://daintysquid.blogspot.com/2010/11/yum.html
    The batter is brownish and they turn out fairly bright.
    :)

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  15. These are super cute! I wish you could share some through the computer screen as well! ;)

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  16. sooo pretty!
    i have really noticed the winter blues this year. i have never had it any other year but this yucky weather is really getting me grouchy. i'm excited that it will finally be warming up though!!!!!

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  17. you are so adventurous with baking!

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  18. Oooh! Pretty colors! Are these cupcakes vegan? If so, can you tell me the recipe? I've been searching and trying to come up with a good vanilla vegan cupcake recipe for quite some time!

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  19. i miss having this as my everyday job

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  20. It's so hard for us in the midwest. SAD can be a real bugger! These look delicious though!

    I'm going to the Maumee Antique Mall this weeked (bff wants to eat at Friendlys and that's the closes one!) so I'll think of you!

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  21. I love when you make rainbow food :3 I still have been meaning to make the friendship bread! Dang. :)
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jaco

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  22. I love making cupcakes and I am so trying these. Thanks for the link on the food coloring as well, I picked up some of that too. I think winter is really hanging on for dear life this year...go away already my toes are painted and in need of flip flops :) Thanks for sharing Kaylah!

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  23. Wow! Looks delicious! I just found your blog trough flickr (okashiia)
    I'm so glad that I did ^__^
    / Amanda (from Sweden)

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  24. I see pictures of rainbow cupcakes and cakes everywhere but no tutorials! Thank you so much for the how-to!

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  25. i LOVE when you bake. congratulations on getting your hobby mojo back.

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  26. Oh wow I just found your blog and I love it! Everything is so cute and colourful :)

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  27. technology really needs to get off it's lazy but and really figure out how we can eat cupcakes from the computer screen..i mean they kinda did it in willy wonka, right? i don't see what the hold up is? hehe

    i could use a rainbow chocolate covered morning cupcake right now :D

    xo,
    cb

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  28. Those are so cute! I love how colorful they are and they look really delicious. I really want a cupcake :)
    xoxo

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  29. These look delicious. They are so happy in all the bright colors!

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  30. This really makes me want a cupcake now!!

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  31. I have never baked cupcakes, either!!:D :p I want desperately to try! :)

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  32. Hi Kaylah! Good to see your "baking drive" is back :P Maybe you could share the recipe for these cupcakes with us?

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  33. Yum. The rainbow idea is stellar! Can't wait to try it.

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  34. Oh, they look so pretty and yummy! :D ♥

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  35. I wish you could share some with us through the computer screen too, haha :P They look so yummy! I really need to try making rainbow baked goods one day.

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  36. Hey are those cute little indentations in the frosting from your braces? If so, how totally adorable is that? Rather quite very.

    I have had BAD TIME winter blues, too. And like you, I didn't realize how very bad it was until the sun started coming out and I remembered all the stuff I like to DO!

    Spring is the new fruit basket!

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  37. wow, those colours look lovely! i might try and do this, thanks for posting the 'how to'! :) xo

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  38. Melissa, haha, yep! I'm so glad someone noticed. As I was going through the pictures of the cupcakes I was giggling at that! :P

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  39. nom nom nom...
    hehehe :)

    -www.sophia-coia.blogspot.com

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  40. Ah I LOVE rainbow cupcakes, but I only ever have one colour in every time I think to try it. These are super cute though x

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  41. These look SO good! Vanilla with a hint of coconut (plus chocolate frosting) - recipe please!

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  42. Thanks for that!
    Yay gluten-free colorful nom noms!!
    Can't wait to start baking!

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  43. adorable cupcakes, and beautiful photos!

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  44. Yummmm! Those look so pretty and delicious!<3

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  45. Oooh! Pretty! I made a rainbow cake for my birthday - it has a cat face on it haha.

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  46. Wow :O!
    Can you pretty please share your recipe? I only bake cupcakes using cake mix from a box :( but I wanna try using a real recipe hehe :D It would be awesome!
    They look deliiiicious and so moist!

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  47. Eeek! :) You totally have me wanting to bake some rainbow cupcakes - they're adorable!

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  48. These look so freaking yummy I want to eat them off the screen! I am putting a link on my blog to your blog about these cupcakes! LOVE THEM!

    Tiffanie A
    www.anewfoundlove.blogspot.com

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  49. I made some rainbow cupcakes!
    Thanks so much for the recipe and tutorial!!
    You can find pictures on my blog if you're interested!
    http://maplesyrupmolgen.blogspot.com/2011/04/rainbow-cupcakes.html

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  50. I had a cupcake like this in New Orleans once and half expected you to be there when I clicked on this post. Yours turned out beautifully. There's nothing more fun than a colorful cupcake, is there?

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