Friday, November 11, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes

Originally posted March 20, 2011

I forgot to put this on the St. Patrick's Day recipe blog - but here's how to make Rainbow Cupcakes! They were time consuming - but definitely worth it! The "Leprechauns" visited our classroom. (The kids had all made leprechaun traps as an assignment) They left gold in the traps and glittery "footprints" all over the room. They also hung a rainbow in the door - and the kids declared "The leprechauns moved our classroom, to the END OF THE RAINBOW!!!" Which would explain the giant pot of gold and all the green and gold glitter everywhere!! :) Anyway - Mrs. Willis made rainbow cupcakes to enjoy that day too - and the kids LOVED them!! Here's the instructions...

Recipe from Family Fun

Taste a Rainbow Cupcakes

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

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

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.

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.

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