Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rainbow Cupcakes

I was reading Family Fun Magazine and saw a fun project to do with the kids, rainbow cupcakes. The recipe looked easy and amazingly enough I actually had the ingredients on hand to make them.

To get started you will need:

White cake mix (we used a funfetti mix as we didn't have a plain white)

Ingredients to make cake

Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)

Baking cups

Whipped cream (optional)

To get started 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 (I used 20 and found that to be a good amount) 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.

My finished version before the icing.

Family Fun's version


  1. I was worried tax season had taken over your craft blog. Glad to see you are as busy as ever.

  2. Those are so cute La Tisha. Might have to use this for an upcoming Birthday.