Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rainbow Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you're wearing green.

Of course we had to do something to celebrate.

My daughter loves kitchen crafts so when I saw this in the Family Fun magazine I knew we would be making them.

We had a lot of fun making these tasty little rainbows . . . but they are a little time consuming.

After mixing up our cake mix we divided the frosting into six bowls.  Then we added the food coloring as follows:

Purple: 9 red & 6 blue drops
Blue: 12 drops
Green: 12 drops
Yellow: 12 drops
Orange: 12 yellow & 4 red drops
Red: 18 drops

We then layered the colors in each muffin cup (this was the time consuming part) and ta-da . . .

Rainbow Cupcakes!

Be sure to swirl a frosting cloud on top before you eat them.

. . . And because I really don't want us eating all of them we wrapped some up to take to a few of my daughters friends for a St. Patrick's Day treat.

Happy wearin' O' the green day!


  1. Love it. I love how you packaged them up too!

  2. So, so cute! And amen to what Jeanine said.

  3. Gorgeous cupcakes! Have a sweet day!

  4. Those are so cute! Of course, I have enough trouble accurately filling cupcake tins with just one type of batter, so I really don't think I could handle six! LOL

  5. I'm a follower but stopping over from We Play post. Love this idea! They look so cheery! I may need to try them! Kerri

  6. how absolutely stunning - must stick around for a while and have a look at all your other cupcake post!!
    thanks for sharing this great idea...and love the simple packaging for the giveaway cakes - very effective :-)

    visiting from childhood101

  7. SOOOO pretty! I love these, and especially seeing them wrapped individually. Perfect!

    Thanks so much for linking up to For the Kids Fridays! I can't wait to see what you have next week!

    :)rachel at

  8. I made MY version of red velvet cupcakes over here: check it out!