Thursday, March 13, 2014

Posted by jinson on 9:22 PM 33 comments
Okay, so sticking with the St. Patty's theme (sort of) I decided to make rainbow cupcakes with Laura!  All you need is a box of white cake mix, some frosting,  and some food coloring.

First, prepare the cake batter according to package directions.  Divide the batter among 6 glasses or small bowls.  Mix each of the colors of the rainbow- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple (unless you are super good with food color mixing and want to try for indigo and violet).


Next, using a small spoon, put one spoonful of each color in order into the center of a paper lined muffin tin cup. I tried this with 1/2 of them lined and 1/2 of them unlined and the unlined ones did not rise properly for some reason.  The colors will layer very pretty if you just put each color right on top of the next, without worrying about getting a solid layer all the way across.


Bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.



Top with icing and decorate as desired!  Laura added a rainbow Lucky Charms marshmallow on top of this one.  I thought it was a cute touch, especially for a 3 year old to come up with!


Happy baking!





33 comments:

  1. ohh they looks so nice :) a must have for every kid party and awesome treat for moms ! you think it will work out nice if I bake it as a cake instead?

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    1. It will look very nice baked as a cake! My experience is that it ends up looking more like a tie dye cake instead of being layered more (so hard to get the colors to disperse just right) Still gorgeous!

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  2. I did a whole 7 layer cake like this, with each layer its own color. Looked so super cool. I like the cupcake idea. Would be a lot easier.

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    1. I have never gotten brave enough to do that many layers! I can bake about anything, but I am lay cake impaired! I am taking a cake decorating class next month though, so hopefully I can try it soon!

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  3. Oh I had no idea how to make them before until now. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These cupcakes look so delicious and are super cute! Great to have for a kid's birthday party.

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  5. What a cute idea, and u can't go wrong with cupcakes! yummy!

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  6. Very fun and delicious idea! Every cupcake is different!

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  7. Those look like so much fun. The colors even stayed so true. The best part is the Lucky Charms marshmallow on top!!

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  8. I'm going to surprise the kids with these! That is so neat!

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  9. Beautiful and fun for the kids! I have 5 kids' birthday parties to throw over the next few months, and I'll bookmark your recipe to try this out!

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  10. These are very cute. The best past is the lucky charm on top!

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  11. Tie dyed cupcakes!! Awesome.

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  12. Very festive. I like the cloud look on top.

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  13. Awww those came out so cute. Great idea!

    Michelle F.

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  14. Oh wow. Those are so awesome. Will definitely be making these.

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  15. I'd really like to do this with my son. He'd love it!

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  16. Those look so good. And they look fun to make! AMber-

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  17. what a fun cupcake, my kids would flip out over this!

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  18. I was wondering how you made them, thanks for sharing!

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  19. These cupcakes are adorable! Love the rainbow, and it totally makes sense to top them with Lucky Charms cereal. Great touch!

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  20. Those look so good. I am loving the rainbow theme! My kids would love to make them.

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  21. I just checked, we've got food coloring. We'll be trying these this weekend.

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  22. Such fun cupcakes. My kids love using food coloring when baking with me :)

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  23. I thought it's so complicated when I first saw the picture but the way you put it and the thorough instructions make it sound really easy, even for a non skilled cook as myself. Thanks for the recipe.

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  24. These are SUPER cute! And surprisingly easy. I'm going to be pinning this post for future reference. TY for sharing.

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  25. I think we might have to do this after school tomorrow! Looks like a fun project.

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  26. I learned a long time ago that kids love rainbow food. :)

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  27. What a yummylicious idea! And my son would so love to eat these!

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  28. Oh! This is cool idea! That is how you make them colorful! Thank you!

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  29. How vibrant and beautiful. I'm a big fan of bright, colorful things and this one takes the cake ;)

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