Rainbow Cupcakes

by Brittany on March 13, 2014

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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. ;)

Rainbow Cupcakes
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.

Buttercream Icing
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

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jan March 15, 2014 at 8:36 am

Oh, what a cute idea! Making holiday memories for kids is such a great way to strengthen the family and just make life fun.


2 Erin March 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm

So adorable!! I am totally going to do this next year.


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