Over 4th of July week my family was gone so I was home alone. Apparently when I’m alone I like to bake, I think it’s because when I bake I just like to listen to music and not have anyone else around. I was at work one day and mentioned that I had been baking a lot and might bring something in. My boss hinted (strongly) that I make cupcakes, and also mentioned that strawberry cupcakes with rainbow chip frosting are her favorite. I hadn’t made cupcakes like that before so I thought it would be fun to try something new. I wasn’t about to make my cupcakes using store bought mix and frosting (the horror!) so I started out on Google looking for some recipes. I found this one for the cupcakes and this site had a great recipe for the frosting.
I started out making the chips for my frosting because it had to sit in the refrigerator for a while. Melted some white chocolate chips in the mircowave for about 30 seconds. If you add the food coloring right away the chocolate kind of freezes up and gets a weird consistency, I don’t think it changes the flavor but I didn’t like this so I figured out if you let if sit for about a minute then add the coloring it mixes in just fine and stays smooth.
I just spread the melted chocolate on some wax paper before letting it harden in the refrigerator. The top ones are the first that I did where the chocolate seized up which is why they look so dull. The rest I let the chocolate cool before adding the color and it looks much nicer. Maybe took 30 minutes to get solid again, I just made the cupcakes in the meantime
These were definitely some good cupcakes. I want to see if I can get a stronger strawberry flavor though, especially since the frosting is so strong that the strawberry didn’t stand out much. I still have some frosting left so I want to try making them again a little different to see if I can get more strawberry flavor