Mr G and I were invited to dinner over the weekend and not wanting to arrive empty handed, I decided to make some pastel -coloured cupcakes. I made chocolate cupcakes and then experimented with the frosting using some gel colours I had recently bought in the U.S. Now I had never used gel colours before, and wow am I coverted. The intensity of the colours with just a few drops of colouring is amazing. Plus you can make lovely colours by mixing two or more of the colours together. I then decorated the cupcakes individually using matching sprinkles.