Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rainbow Party!

We had our own little rainbow celebration today. I love a party and decided we needed to have one. We started out making rainbow swirl paper.
I filled a cookie sheet with shaving cream and put drops of food coloring all over the top.
I used a spoon to swirl the colors together.
Then we carefully pressed white cardstock into the colored shaving cream.
I pulled the paper out and scraped off the cream using a spatula. The results were beautiful!
This was a quick project and the kids enjoyed playing in the shaving cream afterward. (I did make them take their shirts off for that part)
Next we made Rainbow Cupcakes. You could use a store bought white cake mix. We used this simple recipe:

Basic White Cake
(used for making rainbow cupcakes)

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup cream

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Cream the butter with the sugar. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder. Alternately mix in the flour and the cream.
3. Using 6 small bowls divide cake batter evenly.

4. Use food coloring to make each batter bowl a different color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
5. Layer colors in cupcake liners. Bake for 15 minutes.
Allow to cool and decorate!
The finished products. Mia is waiting to decorate her cupcake.
We used skittles for decoration. (Taste the rainbow!)
Mia with a mouthful of rainbow.
Max used all of his skittles on one cupcake.

An inside look at one of our little cakes.
Our rainbow party was a success. Max delivered rainbow paper and cupcakes to his friends in the neighborhood. We colored rainbows and danced with Mia's rainbow bellied care bear. More party days to come!