I was inspired by a Zebra Cake idea that I found on pintrest (my new addiction), and wondered if this was possible with cupcakes. At first, I followed the directions for the cake, only reduced to cupcake size. These were not a success, as you got horizontal layers, not vertical layers. So, after some trial and error I was able to figure out how to get the vertical layers with cupcakes!
The top of this picture is adding it layer by layer as you would per the cake directions. The bottom is the result with my solution to get the desired effect (see the recipes and instructions page).
When baked in white papers, you can see the stripes through the paper.
And here is the end result!
Yes, it is a cupcake.