A few weeks ago we met up with my friend and fellow BurbMom contributor Kim, who made some super cute rainbow cupcakes she’d seen in Family Fun Magazine. I saw the same recipe, but wasn’t brave enough to attempt it with my three kids. She mentioned that someone said something about doing cupcakes for Earth Day using just the green and blue. I figured I could handle that so that’s what we set out to do this past weekend.
I realize that Earth Day isn’t officially until April 22th, but the later half of April is jammed packed for us and I was able to do this fun activity with the kids while Hubs landscaped our front yard.
I bought a plain white cake mix and divided it in half once it was all mixed up. I used blue food coloring for one half and green for the other.
There was actually a method to the madness- you’re supposed to layer the colors blue/green/blue- or green/blue/green- whatever. That’s what we were going for here:
When they were baked they looked beautiful:
I did make the frosting from scratch and since we used all of the green food coloring on the cupcakes we had to use neon green for the frosting. I don’t think the kids cared though- they just enjoyed frosting the cupcakes by themselves.
Overall this was a really fun project. Our family celebrates Earth Day as a time to celebrate this wonderful Earth God created for us. Overall this was a fun and cheap project and we’ll add it to one of our annual family traditions.