Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rainbow Cupcakes

I came across these rainbow cupcakes some time in the fall and thought, "What a great idea!" We've found so many uses for them already, besides the fact that they're just fun all around. The kids and I had a few parties to attend around St. Patrick's Day so these were our rainbow dessert. And they loved it!

They are actually very simple to make and absolutely stunning when they're done. I felt like a little kid when we made them.

You'll need:
1 box cake mix (I used yellow; super moist)
Food coloring

1. Follow the directions on the box for making the cake batter (eggs, water, oil, etc).

2. Divide your batter into several glass bowls and dye with food coloring.
I used the regular stuff you get in the supermarket, but the Wiltons would come out more colorful. I had a hard time getting a true green. You want 5-6 different colors.

Aren't they pretty? My kids loved seeing all the colors like this.

3. Start spooning your batter into your cupcake liners. Start with one color and add colors one by one, offsetting the colors as you go.

4. Bake according to directions on box. Cool on a wire rack.

5. Don't forget the frosting and rainbow sprinkles!

6. Take the wrapper off and admire them for a moment.
Fun aren't they?

7. Break them open to find super pretty color.

We loved these! I've been trying to think of other excuses to make them: holiday parties, family reunions, Girl Scouts, St. Patrick's Day. I have a friend who is planning a Wizard of Oz birthday party and I think these would be an excellent addition. Do you think I could talk one of my kids into a Wizard of Oz party? Hum...

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Kristin said...

I love those! Wickedly cool.

angie said...

So THAT's how it's done. Thanks for the tips! I'm going to try these!

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

What a cool idea. I'd love it if you linked them to my Messy Monday party next week!

The Household 6 Diva said...

What a FUN idea!!! I've seen rainbow pancakes and personally made a rainbow layer cake a few months ago... but mixing them together? LOVE IT!

Thank you for sharing!
(stopping by from Frugal Fri)

ps - Here's that rainbow cake if you'd like to see it! :)

shopannies said...

what a cool treat

Kim said...

Very cool! I'm bookmarking this post, as we have a ton of family birthdays throughout May.

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

We did these for St. Patricks day- they sure are a fun surprise!

Susan said...

Awesome! I will have to make for my sons school carnival this weekend :)

Amy said...

those are so neat I have never seen that before. Thanks for linking up a second time.. Have a great weekend.

Dawn said...

oh my girls will love these-how cool! thanks for sharing!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

way cool....
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