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Rainbow Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day

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We are continuing our Rainbow Week today with these fun and super easy Rainbow Cupcakes! Last year I shared Mini Rainbow Cupcakes and I’ve also created Rainbow Cupcakes in a Jar, but this time I decided to keep it easy and impressive looking at the same time…you know I love that!

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These make me smile! They are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or even a fun birthday celebration!

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Your favorite cupcake flavor will do just fine, I baked white cupcakes using a cake mix and adding ingredients to make them taste homemade. Then I whipped up a batch of Buttercream Frosting, divided into 6 different bowls and added the colors of the Rainbow.

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First are the Purple Cupcakes

  • Tip – Star #1M
  • Technique – Rose
  • Color – Wilton Voilet
  • Instructions – begin in the middle of the cupcake and pipe the frosting around, this is opposite of the normal swirl, but it creates the rose effect

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Next are the Blue Cupcakes

  • Tool – small offset spatula
  • Sprinkles – mini blue nonpareils
  • Color – Wilton Royal Blue
  • Instructions – place a large spoonful of frosting in the middle of the cupcake, using the offset spatula push the frosting to the edge, swirl it a bit and finish with a small indentation in the center. Add the nonpareils

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And then the Green Cupcakes

  • Tip – Round #12
  • Technique – simple swirl
  • Color – Wilton Kelly Green
  • Instructions – start on the outside of the cupcake and swirl the frosting, ending in the center with a peak

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Up next are the Yellow Cupcakes

  • Tool - small offset spatula
  • Decoration – Mini melt away mints and Chocolate Jimmies
  • Color – Wilton Lemon Yellow
  • Instructions – Frost the cupcake completely, then to smooth, run the offset spatula under hot water, shake off excess and smooth frosting. Add yellow mints to form a flower and sprinkles in the center

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Now for the Orange Cupcakes…

  • Tip – Round #1A or giant
  • Sprinkles – Orange Jimmies
  • Color – Wilton Orange
  • Instructions – pipe a large amount of frosting in the center of the cupcake, pushing down slightly so the frosting reaches the edge of the cupcake, pull up to create the peak. Add orange sprinkles

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And last, but not least the Red Cupcakes

  • Tip – Star #21
  • Sprinkles – Red sanding sugar
  • Color – Wilton No-Taste Red {no taste is important because red can be bitter}
  • Instructions – Pipe on frosting in a swirl starting on the outside and finishing in the center. Sprinkle with red sanding sugar

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  1. These are adorable!!! My kids would love if these were sitting on the counter after school :)

  2. I’ll take all of the orange ones haha!

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