Sunday, February 26, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and I have been trying to find some new treats to whip up for the kids this year. If you are looking for some St. Patrick's Day recipes for kids, look no further! We like to celebrate every holiday by doing something fun and letting the kids help out with a fun treat is definitely something we like to do!  Last year we tried a fun recipe for Rainbow Cupcakes so we thought we would make them again this year AND share the recipe so you can make them too!! We originally got this recipe from Family Fun Magazine so we definitely want to give them a shout-out for the awesome idea! The picture below is their pic of what they COULD look like, although ours look just slightly different since we let the kids do most of the work.  LOL

Rainbow Cupcakes

1 Box of White Cake Mix
Food Coloring (red,blue, green and yellow)
Baking Cups


Step 1.) Prepare your favorite white cake mix and then divide evenly into 6 bowls.

Step 2.) Using food coloring, make each bowl into one of the colors of the rainbow. If you aren't sure how to do so, I have included a little guidance below on how to get each color!

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

Step 3: Line muffin pan with baking cups. Evenly distribute the batter into the cups using the order shown above. As you pour each color of batter into the cups, spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath. Remember, if you add too much of one color, all of the colors of batter might not fit into the cup. 

Step 4: Bake cupcakes according to package directions. When finished, allow to completely cool and top with an icing or whipped cream "cloud." Arrange these into a rainbow shape when you present them for an extra touch! 

(You can see below that my lovely children made the clouds. hehe) 

You can also see by our picture below how awesome these look when you cut them in half!!!  These are a HUGE hit with the kids!!! Since our kids helped, these aren't PERFECT rainbows but they are still super cool!


  1. These look like fun and of course Yummy. If you ever come up with an idea to do Cake Pops like this I want it lol.

    My sweet tooth just got sweeter

  2. Kevin, I did a quick search of the net and there are TONS of recipes for rainbow cake balls! Google it and you will find what you are looking for! :)

  3. How cute are these!! I want to try them. How fun!!!

  4. wow - those look yummy! I still can't figure out how to do all those layers - looks like alot of work!

  5. Those look so pretty. Bet your children have fun helping to make those and eat them.

  6. Oh I love it! What a great idea!!! Super cute!

  7. hello blog hopping..gladi seen this recipie!! thanaks..ezeebuxs

  8. These look fantastic! The more colors, the more fun. :)

  9. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!


    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


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