I volunteered at Commencement this weekend. The weather was sunny with a mild beach breeze, and the experience in managing a processional and recession of graduating students was very rewarding. Since my niece's birthday party was also on the same day, I spent Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings preparing rainbow cake push-ups and unicorn cookies in rainbows colors.
I watched a few tutorials on You Tube to get an idea of how to make these rainbow cake push-ups. So what I did was get a box of cake (yellow or white, doesn't matter) and followed the package directions. Then I divided the batter evenly into six bowls and added Americolor gels. This yielded three cupcakes per color. I used a cookie cutter that fit inside the push-ups to cut each cupcake, then trimmed the top and bottom and sliced the round cutout into three pieces (9 slices per color x 6 colors yielded 54 slices). I used store bought vanilla icing and piped that in between the 4 slices of cake and topped it with rainbow sprinkles. Michael's sells the push-up containers in sets of 6 and 12; I bought the set of 12. You'll end up with a few extra slices. Just throw the scraps together to make cake pops. So there you have it...rainbow cake push-ups.
My niece really liked the rainbow treats, and her Mom did a great job of making sure everyone - both young and older - had a good time.
Now onto household chores and studying.