Rainbow Cupcakes

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My daughter just turned four! Her birthday request was for rainbow cupcakes. I was imagining rainbow icing till she explained she wanted the entire cupcake to be a rainbow. How on earth would I make that?  Then I remembered the blog post I read from Shannon, at Milk and Cuddles, there was hope! We could make rainbow cupcakes after all! Thanks Shannon for some great instructions. We had a blast making our own colorful cupcakes. Check out our collection of kid-friendly snack recipes for more munching.
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What you need for rainbow cupcakes:

  • White cake mix
  • Food Dye (we used the gel kind)
  • Lots of little bowls and spoons
  • Cupcake liners and baking sheet
  • Icing and sprinkles

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How we made our colorful rainbow cupcakes:


We mixed our batter (of course the Birthday girl had to be the one to make her own cake). Then we separated the batter into different bowls and added dye to each bowl. My daughter chose the colors pink, blue purple, green and yellow. If we ever do this again, we would probably eliminate the color purple, it came out a funny almost gray/brown color once baked. Once our bowls of color were created we dropped spoonfuls of the dyed batter into our cupcake cups. With the leftovers we made a marbled mini-cake. Then into the oven to bake! They were a huge hit! Thanks again Shannon for the cupcake inspiration!

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Happy Birthday E!

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Rachel About Rachel

An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).

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  1. My daughter has been asking for rainbow cupcakes since I had a rainbow cake for my birthday. It is so much fun to do and looks so neat and different!

    Just wanted you to know you can have purple! I used the Neon food coloring kit for brighter colors on some of my cake. The purple turned out really nice. It was pretty bright, although it looks dark blue in my picture. Here is a picture, scroll to the last pic:

    http://snoodledoodles.blogspot.com/2010/04/another-year-has-flown-by.html
    .-= Bobbi´s last blog ..The Homestead……….. =-.

  2. Deirdre JDaniel4's Mom says:

    What fun! I love all the colors!

  3. Oh, what a great idea! I was thinking rainbow cake for Gunne’s birthday, but then I thought, why punish everyone when he’s the only one who can’t eat cake? So I turned my thoughts to cupcakes, which I can freeze and break out individually. Now I get to have my (rainbow) cake and eat it, too! ;)
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Wherin I Ask For Assistance =-.

  4. I love this!! how fun- rainbow cupcakes! thats what I want for my next birthday!

  5. I’m usually not a big fan of food coloring, but those bright colors are kind of tempting! I’m sure my children would love them! (I’m just not so sure about the possible allergic side-effects, I’ve got 2 that seem pretty sensitive…)

    I wonder how much color we could get with strawberry and blueberry juice- they seem to dye my hands pretty well! :-)

    Oh, and Happy Birthday to your little (getting-so-big) one!!
    .-= ali @ an ordinary mom´s last blog ..A Proverb a Day Keeps the Foolishness Away =-.

  6. My son would love this! He could live on cupcakes alone…I’m pretty sure of it. His birthday is a few months away, but I can’t wait to let him help me make these for his party :)
    .-= Natalie´s last blog ..Cuz I Gotta Have Faith =-.

  7. Nice post! My little cousins birthday is coming up and I might just give those colourful cakes a try!

    Bloggeries – review requested ;)
    .-= Raithie´s last blog ..Sieves & Pebbles =-.

  8. They came out great! So pretty- love it!!
    .-= Shannon´s last blog ..$30 iTunes Certificate & Psi Bands Giveaway! =-.

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  11. stefanie says:

    These are amazing, I want to make this! Would love to feature them on my blog!

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  17. Nobody attempted to “rig” or cheat. All she did was post a link to the competition on some website asking for people to vote. How else would they know about the competition.

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  25. Great idea on mixing the batters with food coloring! Definitely better than the Funfetti which I normally prefer. I may have to steal the idea for a cake. : )

    Good luck to you QM!

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