Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day: Rainbow Cupcakes

Oh nellie this has to be fast.  Moopa's occupational therapist will be here in fifty minutes.  There are cupcake crumbs on the counters and I am still in pink flannel pants.  Time escaped me this morning.  As usual.

These little guys are great for St. Patrick's Day.  A little "over the rainbow" and a lot of sugar.  Just what every munchkin desires.

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

One box white cake mix, prepared
One container vanilla icing
Assorted food coloring (I used red, blue, green)
Cupcake liners
Green sugar for decorating

Prepare cupcake mix.  Separate batter evenly into four small bowls.  Using food coloring, tint batter in 3 of the bowls, each a different color.  Leave one bowl with the plain batter.

Spoon the batter into cupcake liners, alternating colors.  I find they look best when you finish with the standard un-tinted cupcake batter on top. 

Bake as directed.  I bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Cool.

Frost generously with icing.  I tinted mine green and rolled edges on green decorator sugars.



  1. Adorable! We made rainbow cupcakes in my preschool class, but we just had the kids put drops of food coloring on the tops and swirl them together. Not as cute, but easier to do with 15 kids!

    1. Ginny that's adorable - and yes - easier with 15 kids! Cheers!


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