Rainbow Sherbert Smoothie Cupcakes

Blended Words:
(A Portmanteau of Math + English)
web + log = blog
jazz + exercise = jazzercise
spoon+fork = spork
plastic + leather = pleather
splash + spatter = splatter
chuckle + snort = chortle
what’s + up = ‘Sup
tan man + gobs of slicked hair gel = metrosexual
what-the-heck-I’m-addicted-to-baked-goods + cupcakes=whackcakes
What’s your favorite blended word?
Blended Cupcakes:
hi + yum = hyum

Rainbow Sherbert Smoothie Cupcakes
Celebrate the return of warm weather by beating up a batch of these clever smoothie cupcakes with flavored merigue topping. Using three flavors of kool-aid to rev up the color and flavor of each batter, you then layer the flavors together and bake, creating a cup full of tangy refreshing cake. A topping of whipped, kool-aid kissed merigue lends a frothy sort of texture when spooned onto an anxious tongue. Smmmmmack-a-licious!
Mix each of the following ingredients in three separate bowls:
1 egg
2 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. french vanilla flavoring
1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
Dash of Salt
1/2 T. Olive oil
2 T. water
1/4 tsp. of strawberry, orange or lemon-lime kool-aid powder
Drop one heaping spoonful of mixed batter into each of the nine 9 oz.-paper party cups, creating three layers of color. Place cups on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of cups comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
Frosty Lip-Smacking Meringue
3 egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 c. sugar
remaining kool-aid powder
Place egg whites in a small bowl. With an electric mixer, beat until nearly stiff. Slowly add sugar and one of the remaining Kool-aid flavors (Go easy on the strawberry! That flavor packet is Schwartzenegger STRONG!) then, continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Repeat in two other bowls for each of the other two flavors. Spoon meringue on top of cooled cupcakes. Return cups to cookie sheet.


In an oven heated to BROIL, place cupcakes on the rack one-above-center and broil until meringue is stiffened and lightly browned, about 4-6 minutes. Remove and cool. Serve immediately or place in fridge to keep for several hours.
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(and to my long-faithful ones)!
I’m honored and delighted to have you visiting.
Thank you.
I was trying to get around to personally visiting
each of your blogs this week
but my adorable inlaws are in town,
so our schedule is rather wacky.
THANK YOU for being patient with my
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34 Responses to “Rainbow Sherbert Smoothie Cupcakes”

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    CINDERELLA on April 16, 2009 at 9:43 am Reply

    those smoothies sound absolutely dilicious. :-)

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    Jenny-Jenny on April 16, 2009 at 11:47 am Reply

    those look amazing…can’t wait to try them

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    Rachel on April 16, 2009 at 12:45 pm Reply

    well… my new favorite blended word is “whackcakes!”

  4. 4

    Megan on April 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm Reply

    Yum – they look delicious!

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    Pixeltrash on April 16, 2009 at 3:05 pm Reply

    Yum. Are they done in paper cups? The cups don’t burn under the broiler? Just wondering! I can see me with a house full of smoke.

    My kids would love these, I think!

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    Noodle on April 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Yes, I agree that kids would love these, and I love the way they look – Fun!
    Have a wonder-full week!

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    Jen on April 16, 2009 at 5:36 pm Reply

    you seriously have the best ideas. This is another one that I love and I think that the kids will too.

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    isk8jewel on April 16, 2009 at 5:49 pm Reply

    How colorful and creative! Yum! (visiting from SITS.)

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    The Cooking Photographer on April 16, 2009 at 8:21 pm Reply

    Once again I giggled through your post! And the colors make me so happy!

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    ~Kristen~ on April 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm Reply

    Just found my way here from SITS!!! Fabulous blog!!! I am looking forward to visiting often!!!

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    Nidhi on April 17, 2009 at 4:08 am Reply

    WOW! A must try!

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    apparentlyjessy on April 17, 2009 at 5:06 am Reply

    Your blog makes me giggle and smile, and the smoothie cupcakes look very cool! :)

  13. 13

    Veggie Wedgie on April 17, 2009 at 7:13 am Reply

    this is so cool! I love your ideas!

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    oneordinaryday on April 17, 2009 at 8:00 am Reply

    Love it! So cute and fun and unexpected. Can’t wait to try them myself.

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    momentumoffailure on April 17, 2009 at 8:33 am Reply

    summer lovin indeed.

    you’re gonna make me the most popular kid on the block.

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    Katie on April 17, 2009 at 9:55 am Reply

    You are so creative. These look so fun!

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    moseyalong on April 17, 2009 at 10:31 am Reply

    Holy smoothie. That looks delish. Looks like both devilled eggs and these are on my list this weekend….

    (p.s. I’m having a little giveaway if you have time to visit away from your in-laws!)

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    Noah's Mommy on April 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm Reply

    another slam dunk in the Amazing department…LOVIN these….

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    Hillary on April 17, 2009 at 2:32 pm Reply

    What a clever idea! Love all the colorful photos. It’s funny how very infrequent cupcakes are served in cups! :)

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    noble pig on April 17, 2009 at 8:48 pm Reply

    Those are seriously cute!

  21. 21

    Sophie on April 17, 2009 at 10:17 pm Reply

    No worries about not stopping by :D! Enjoy the family, never feel obligate to comment :).

    Your kiddos must’ve loved these — they are too cool and so fun!

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    Cristine on April 18, 2009 at 1:24 am Reply


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    The Blonde Duck on April 18, 2009 at 5:32 am Reply

    That’s so cute!

    Your buddy Jaime is the featured creative lady in the Pond today! Check her out!

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    Liz on April 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm Reply

    This is wonderful! Where do you find such lovely recipes. Are they all yours???

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    Anonymous on April 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm Reply

    How do you find the time for all of this?!?!?! I've just sucked up most of my evening back-reading your blog!

    Thanks to you & John for being our "vacation friends" – we miss you all! Love to Yoda!

    The Bassetts

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    Desmone007 on April 19, 2009 at 3:34 pm Reply

    Your blog is fun! Recipes are yum too! I would really love to direct Foodista readers to your blog. Just add your choice of widget and you’re all set!

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    kathy on April 19, 2009 at 5:47 pm Reply

    Oh my! These look fabulous! I’ve got to try some of these. Thanks so much for sharing – what fun!

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    Whitney on April 20, 2009 at 8:56 am Reply

    those look delectable!!! Hmmm….

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    Tom on April 20, 2009 at 9:09 am Reply

    HEY! LOL…
    Well, looks like these would be great for “brunch” and I wont need my “spork’! LOL

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    Christina Lee on April 20, 2009 at 10:07 am Reply

    You’re killing me with this one!

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    Jessica on April 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm Reply

    i’m stopping to get cream cheese on the way home so i can try these tonight.

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    Little Miss Baker on April 27, 2009 at 8:41 am Reply

    how CUTE! These are my fave :)

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    megan on April 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm Reply

    my husband would love these! I love your website, it is a unique twist on the normal “food blog”.

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    Little Miss Baker on April 30, 2009 at 8:46 pm Reply

    I Was laying it bed last night when it hit me: New mixed word for you: bad-itude. It’s bad and attitude together and I live by this word when anyone has ‘baditude’ about anything :) I promise you’ll love saying it.

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