Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes

Who doesn't like a really easy and fun cupcake to make? I just had to try my hand at these rainbow cupcakes. I wanted the cupcakes to look just like the rainbow with the bright vibrant colors. I found the recipe at Family Fun and the best thing about it is I didn't have to "guess" how many drops of food coloring to use because they already had it figured out! Just what I was looking for! YAY! These were so fun to make. I umm...did them a little backwards...ahem..blue should've been put first(in the bottom of the liner) then purple and so on...they still turned out cute though. The frosting kinda looks like a cloud sitting in the sky...No? OK, then please humor me and agree! {wink}

Rainbow Cupcakes
(Recipe from Family Fun)

• White cake mix (we used an 18-1/4-ounce box)
• Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)
• Baking cups
• Whipped cream (optional)

1. Prepare your favorite white cake mix, then divide the batter evenly among six small bowls. Following the chart below, dye each bowl of batter a rainbow color.

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

2. Line 16 muffin pan wells with baking cups. Evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, then the blue, and so on, following the order shown. As you go, gently spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath.

3. Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe directions. Before serving, remove the paper wrapping, and if you like, top each cupcake with a whipped-cream cloud.

Here's the Printable RAINBOW CUPCAKES Recipe I L.O.V.E it when I find a recipe and they make it convienant and easy for me to print it off...so here ya go!

The only thing that would've made these better is Martha Stewart....ya, 'cause Martha has a killer buttercream frosting recipe. I am now an official "frosting snob" I know...but the store bought is nasty compared to this!  I usually 1/2 the recipe it  makes enough. you want the recipe?
Oh, Alright I'll share..... here's Martha's killer Fluffy Vanilla-Buttercream Frosting.

Now,go make you some Rainbow Cupcakes..it'll brighten your day!    Promise!



  1. I just ate but these are making me hungray all over again! So cute!!

  2. What a fun party food!!!come link up to my Tasty Tuesday party...

  3. these are awesome! I will have to try these out sometime! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  4. These are so fun and colorful! Please share with our readers by linking your recipe up at Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday. Thanks!


  5. These look like so much fun!
    Thank you so much for linking this up with {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!


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