What a very busy week last week, filled with lots and lots of baking! On Wednesday I threw my first ever Cupcakes and Cabernet event. We tasted twelve different ONEHOPE wines and paired seven of them with gluten free cupcakes. It was a successful and super fun event to say the least. If you are interested in hosting an event make sure to shoot me an email or click on my ONEHOPE tab and click on the link to schedule, as I would love to showcase what ONEHOPE has to offer!  Along with my party I also baked some delicious gluten free/dairy free cake pops for a sweet little girl.

I ended the week with my husband’s birthday cake. Every year he requests my famous German chocolate gluten free cake. This cake contains a lot of parts and is quite time consuming. Every year I ask him if he wants to mix it up with a different recipe, yet every year he is adamant about his German chocolate... anything for the love of my life! We spent the weekend taking our camper out for the first time with some of our friends to celebrate his birthday. It was so much fun after all the hard work we have put into renovating our camper this winter.  It was a blast to actually get to take her out and use her!

Upon arriving home I was truly saddened to hear of the tragedy that happened in Orlando. A lot of people close to my heart are part of the LGBTQ community and I couldn’t imagine if this were to happen to any of them. My heart breaks for those that lost loved ones and those affected by this terrible catastrophe. ONEHOPE offers a bottle of Sparkling Brut can be purchased in a rainbow sparkly bottle, with a portion of the proceeds from this bottle going to provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Buy a bottle and drink to all those who lost their lives on that Sunday morning! I’m also going to leave you with a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own rainbow cupcakes to pair with you bottle of sparkling brut. 

Enjoy, Cheers, and Keep life sweet!

 

 

Rainbow cupcakes

I have personally made these many times and love how they turn out.

 

Supplies

Piping bags

Gel food coloring: red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple

Gluten free vanilla cupcake batter

Buttercream frosting

Rainbow sprinkles

 

1.     Divde your batter into six different bowls.

2.     In each bowl apply food coloring until you get the color you are looking for

3.     Fill each colored bowl into an individual piping bag.

4.     Start with red and fill each baking cup bottom with red, repeat with each color and layer the batter

5.     Bake according to recipe

6.     Pipe buttercream frosting onto cooled cupcakes and finish with rainbow sprinkles.

 

*This tutorial is super easy and super cute. I have used these cupcakes in the past for seventies themed parties and they were a hit.