Rainbow Dash Cupcakes
Rainbow Dash Cupcakes

Rainbow Dash Cupcakes

If you have a young daughter you will probably know all about “My Little Pony.” You may even know the names of each of the ponies, their colours and their “personalities”. I have to say my daughter is the youngest of my five children.  This is my first time doing the “girly things.” I don’t know very much about dolls, tea parties and teddy bears, and I know even less about “My Little Ponies.” I do know, that miraculously everything seems to be turning pink in her bedroom?? Although I don’t quite know how that happened.

Rainbow Dash Cupcakes

Rainbow Dash Cupcakes

The other day Anais walked into the kitchen and announced that everyone had forgotten her teddies birthday.  This is the same child who didn’t even have a teddy bear until she stayed at a friends place in kindergarten!  She found that other little girls take dolls and teddies to bed! Who could have guessed??

Teddies Birthday Party

Teddies Birthday Party

Feeling that I had neglected the softer side of raising a girl, but still a little reluctantly, I found Anais a special teddy. Now teddy is firmly established in the family, she has been all over the world with us, and apparently now has a birthday. Oh yes, teddy is a girl… named Rose… in case you wondered.

Teddies Pink Party for Girls

Teddies Pink Party for Girls

So anyway, Anais felt that Rose needed a party.  She decided to organise a teddy bear’s picnic with a close neighbourhood friend.  She chose to make Rainbow Dash Cupcakes from her “My Little Pony” cookbook especially for her baby.

Rainbow Cupcake

Rainbow Cupcake

It seems I am raising a little girl.

The two girls made the cupcakes together, with some supervision from myself… and the three invited teddies.

Girly Tea Party Cupcakes

Girly Tea Party Cupcakes

When it came time to decorate, I piped the icing and the girls placed the sprinkles and “rainbows” on the top. They were so pleased with themselves, and the result was just beautiful.

Rainbow Dash Cupcakes
Recipe Type: Cupcake, Snacks, Party Food
Cuisine: Party Food
Author: Julie
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
Serves: 12
Gorgeous Rainbow Dash Cupcakes that any little girl would love at her party!
  • Cupcakes
  • 125gm butter cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup butter milk (or milk with sour cream or yoghurt)
  • 1 1/2 cups SR Flour
  • 1 tsp strawberry essence
  • 1 tsp pink colouring
  • Icing
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 120gm cream cheese
  • 60gm butter
  • 3 drops pink colouring
  • Heart Sprinkles
  • 12 Lolly Straps
  • 1 tsp strawberry essence
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and line a muffin tin with papers.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add the strawberry essence and pink colouring with the eggs, beat well.
  4. Fold in the flour and milk.
  5. Fill the muffin papers with batter and bake until cooked.
  6. Remove the muffins from the oven when cooked and allow to completely cool before icing.
  1. In a small bowl cream the butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add the icing, flavouring and colouring and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth and light.
  3. Place the icing in a piping bag and cut the end.
  4. Pipe dollops all around the outside of the cupcake and work your way in to the the middle.
  5. Sprinkle hearts over the cake.
  6. Decorate with a trimmed rainbow lolly strip.
  7. Refrigerate to serve

So there we have it! Two happy girls and three happy teddies.  I really enjoyed making these cupcakes with the girls, and they were so simple to decorate.

Pink Cupcakes for a Teddy Bears Party

Pink Cupcakes for a Teddy Bears Party

Next time I will reduce the size to a smaller cupcake as the mixture and icing is very sweet.  The children JUST managed to finish the cake.

Teddies Picnic Birthday Party

Teddies Picnic Birthday Party

In a smaller patty paper the recipe would make 24 and be ideal for a little girls party.

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  1. How gorgeous. It must be wonderful to have a daughter after all those boys! The cupcakes are gorgeous and it’s lovely they baked them themselves (with a little help!) I bet they had the best time xx

  2. What a beautiful post! I would love to have been a fly on the wall – I can just imagine the conversations between the girls while baking – so precious.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  3. Girls will be girls! My tomboy refused to wear pink or play with barbies, but even she had to have a funky girl party once and get it out of her system. Very cute Teddy party and cakes indeed!

  4. So so so cute and beautiful! They ice better than I can ever do!!

  5. These are so cute! I know a young man in the states who’s a “brony” and maybe he’d like these too. LOL I don’t get it why young adult males are into My Little Pony but there you go! They say it’s all about the animation and graphics. maybe.

  6. how cute! love the cupcakes!

  7. Gotta say My Little Pony is new to me. But if those great looking cupcakes are what one gets if one knows about it, bring it on! Entertaining post – sounds like your daughter is a lot of fun.

  8. So cute – our granddaughter is a “pink girl” – pink everything in that little girl’s room! I can’t believe those ponies are still so popular – my girls loved them when they were little too!

  9. These are just so adorable! Wish my mum baked me things like this when I was little…

  10. Aw, how sweet! I’m so glad Teddy got the belated birthday party. And I’m certain Anais and her friend had a blast helping with these beautiful, girly cupcakes.

  11. Awww these are the cutest cupcakes ever! Love the little rainbow on top as well!

  12. That’s so adorable, and I love how the girls made the cake themselves! As for My Little Pony, I guess it’s a good development in some ways (for parents) – I remember asking dad for a real pony when I was younger 😉

  13. Your daughter is very lucky – as are you! – as what a fun activity this would have been. The cupcakes are beautiful.

  14. Oh, too cute, a teddy bears picnic for a birthday! Love the name of the teddy and the cupcakes 🙂

  15. Those are adorable! What a cute idea to have for the party too. Since I have a son and now a grandson I wouldn’t know what to do with a little girl. It looks like it comes naturally to you though 🙂

  16. These are too cute and adorable, love the flavour as well 😀

    Glad to be back!
    Choc Chip Uru

  17. Sooo sweet! Your daughter is an angel. And I’m very glad Little Pony is still around =)

    I love it when little girls truly enjoy age-appropriate activities. (I sound so old. Oh, dear.) I see so many girls in LA who seem to skip childhood and go on to teen behavior too early (in my book.) So it is very heartwarming to see and hear about a little girl who wants to have a tea party for her teddy, Rose =)

  18. P.s. And your cake is darling, too, Julie =)

  19. Awww these are so so so cute!!! I think any girl who receives one of these rainbow cupcakes will be super happy I know I would’ve when I was a child actually I’d still be pretty happy if someone baked me some of these cookies! 😀

  20. As the only girl with three brothers, it took me a long time to embrace my girl-ness too. 🙂 Love this pretty little tea party. 🙂

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