Double Rainbow Cake

I was recently reminded by a friend that I have a cupcake blog that has been significantly neglected for the past 2 1/2 years. I'll say. But I have been back to baking, here and there, and though I highly doubt I have any readers left, I figured I could start blogging about the baking I have been doing, whether or not it's cupcakes. So here it goes...

I cannot believe this baking accomplishment was not blogged immediately - I made it nearly six months ago. But it was a fabulous accomplishment and deserves to be recognized! The rainbow cake inspiration and instructions came from here, however I did not want to use a cake mix, so I used the Amy Sedaris vanilla cupcake recipe but added a little lemon juice and lemon oil to cover up the taste of the food dye (I used food gels), and I topped it with cream cheese frosting. It was a HUGE party success and made my little rainbow-loving 2-year-old very happy.

Next time I'll pay attention to which way is up and hopefully won't end up with upside down rainbows! I don't think she noticed though...

file this under "I want"

They have them at Costco!!!!!
[Update: File it under "I still want that!" - look a few blog posts down. A trip to Costco is clearly in order, as I am now reminded that I have wanted one for years!]