Introduction: Rainbow Cupcakes

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As kids, we always sought to find a treasure at the end of a rainbow. In this tutorial, you will find a delicious and colorful cupcake at the end of the rainbow.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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You will need the following materials:

Boxed White Cake Mix (since each brand is different, refer to the box for additional ingredients)

Small Marshmallows

Heavy Whipping Cream

Confectioner's Sugar

Food Coloring

Vanilla Extract

Air Heads - Rainbow Sour Strips

Electric Mixer

Mixing Bowl

Rubber Spatula

Ziplock Bag



Step 2: Preparing the Cake Mix

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Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box.

Step 3: Separating the Cake Mix

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Separate the cake mix into six different containers.

Step 4: Dying the Cake Mix

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Add as much food coloring as your desired color.

Step 5: Prepare the Cupcake Pan

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Place cupcake liners on the cupcake pan.

Step 6: Filling the Cupcake Liners

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Place a teaspoon of each individual colored cake mix into each cupcake liner.

Step 7: Bake

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Bake as directed on the cake mix box.

Step 8: Let the Cupcakes Cool Down

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Remove the cupcake pan from the oven and allow cupcakes to cool down completely.

Step 9: Prepare the Frosting

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Mix 1 cup of whipping cream, 1/4 cup of confectioner's sugar, and approximately one teaspoon of vanilla extract (flavor the frosting to your desired taste).

Step 10: Color the Frosting

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Add blue food coloring to resemble a sky blue color. Using an electric mixer, mix at a medium high speed. Add additional food coloring if you wish your frosting to be a little darker.

Step 11: Piping the Frosting

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Using a rubber spatula, place the the prepared frosting inside a ziploc bag. Seal the bag and cut a corner off with scissors. Start by piping frosting around the outside edge of the top of the cupcake and move the Ziploc bag in a spiral motion inward until ending in the very middle of the cupcake.

Step 12: Adding a Rainbow

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Using a knife, cut the sour strip candy in half and place a piece on the already frosted cupcake.

Step 13: Adding Clouds

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Cut the small marshmallows in half and place them at each end of the rainbow.

Step 14: Enjoy Your Cupcake

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These cupcakes will be a great treat with the kids.


cutieamazing21 (author)2016-06-07

awesome so very inspiring and awsoem

jp200502 (author)2016-05-18


smorgsborg (author)2015-06-25

Love these, great idea making the clouds out of whipped cream frosting.

Thanks smorgasborg! That has always been my favorite kind of frosting.

emma_vg (author)2015-06-15


I wish my mother would have MADE that for me!

-happy yulisa??

jaslynn (author)2015-06-15

this is so KAWAII!!!

MariaA10 (author)2015-06-11

Kids would really enjoy this dessert.

Saula1 (author)2015-06-11

I agree, it looks delicious, especially with the candy on top.

Great idea! and colorful

KimberlyV1 (author)2015-06-11

I love this, it looks delicious! I'm about to go buy the materials right now.

karlaa (author)2015-06-11

This is so creative!

xochitla1 (author)2015-06-11

It looks so delicious, especially with the candy on top.

jbuck10 (author)2015-06-11

These look fantastic, I especially like the way you incorporated what the guys on Epic Meal Time call "gay bacon strips", namely the Rainbow Sour Strips. These are everything a cupcake should be; tasty, whimsical , and attractive.

janetandrade81 (author)jbuck102015-06-11

Thank you, I really enjoyed making them along with my daughter.

Coolloom (author)2015-06-10


janetandrade81 (author)Coolloom2015-06-10

Thank You

Coolloom (author)2015-06-10


Spiderfrog21 (author)2015-06-10


CandyLove11 (author)2015-06-09

Mmmmmm looks delicious!

My daughter loved them!

CandyLove11 (author)2015-06-09

You should enter it in the rainbow contest!

I submitted my entry. I'm just waiting for my project to get approved.

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