St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and it’s the perfect to time to make some rainbow treats! These cupcakes are easy to make and a big hit with the kids. I love how bright and festive they are! (However, be warned that if you use food color drops instead of the concentrated gels, the colors won’t be nearly as bright – they will turn out more pastel.) Hope you all have a great holiday and keep those pesky little leprechauns from making too much mischief at your house. ;)
submitted by Brittany ~ The Sisters Cafe
1 white cake mix (prepared as directed on box)
Wilton concentrated gel icing colors
Divide prepared cake mix equally into 5 bowls. Place a small amount of food coloring gel in each bowl and mix to combine – I used red, yellow, green, blue and purple. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Drop a spoonful of each colored cake mix into each cupcake liner until all the cake mix is used up. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool completely then frost with buttercream icing and rainbow sprinkles. Store in refrigerator to maintain frosting texture.
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract (I left this out because I wanted the frosting to be very white)
3-4 Tb milk
In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.
Makes 24 cupcakes