Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line a 12 hole cupcake tray with patty cups.
Cream the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy.
Beat the eggs in one at a time adding a little flour in each time until the ingredients are mixed.
Add the vanilla essence and mix. Then add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time mixing after each addition.
Divide the mixture into 6 bowls:
In Bowl 1 - Add half a cap of red colouring
In Bowl 2 - Add half a cap of red and half a cap of yellow
In Bowl 3 - Add half a cap of yellow
In Bowl 4 - Add half a cap of green
In Bowl 5 - Add half a cap of blue
In Bowl 6 - Add half a cap of blue and half a cap of red
Mix colouring into each mixture after adding.
Divide the purple mixture between the 12 cases. Repeat with the other mixtures in this order: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red.
this recipe is wonderful, not only do they look awesome but their soft, fluffy and taste good too. the only thing id do different next time is maybee 4 colours instead of 6 so its quicker to make - 18 Sep 2011
taste delicious but i would double the mixture as when split in 6 bowls not alot mixture for each color, or do lesser color mixtures 4. also doesnt make many cupcakes, i got 8 big cupcakes, - 24 Apr 2012
It tasted good. Sweet and fluffy. Slightly on the sweet side for me. I would reduce the caster sugar to either 100gm or 110gm. Especially if you intend to put buttercream on top. My eggs were about 60gm=2 eggs. I didn't have blue colouring. So I kept one mixture in the original colour-cream. I prefer 5 to 6 colours as it would make the cupcake more colourful. It's a simple recipe to follow. - 10 Apr 2012