Rainbow Cupcakes





Introduction: Rainbow Cupcakes

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

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

Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box.

Step 3: Separating the Cake Mix

Separate the cake mix into six different containers.

Step 4: Dying the Cake Mix

Add as much food coloring as your desired color.

Step 5: Prepare the Cupcake Pan

Place cupcake liners on the cupcake pan.

Step 6: Filling the Cupcake Liners

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

Step 7: Bake

Bake as directed on the cake mix box.

Step 8: Let the Cupcakes Cool Down

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

Step 9: Prepare the Frosting

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

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

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

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

Step 13: Adding Clouds

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

Step 14: Enjoy Your Cupcake

These cupcakes will be a great treat with the kids.



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

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

    Looks TASTY

    I wish my mother would have MADE that for me!

    -happy yulisa??

    this is so KAWAII!!!

    Kids would really enjoy this dessert.

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

    Great idea! and colorful

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

    This is so creative!