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Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

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We are having so much celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with 17 days of Food and Fun! And all this week, it’s all about Rainbows! Did you grab your Printable Banner from yesterday? Thanks again to The Paper Cupcake for designing and offering it!

While I was coming up with ideas for Rainbow Week, I knew I wanted to share Rainbow Cupcakes, but there are limited ways to create them, then I remembered the Candy Corn Cupcakes on a stick that I shared last Fall. I knew right away what I wanted to share with you.

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

Adorable? I think so! Even though Rainbows are often used for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, I think these would work great for a birthday party or maybe even a teen sleepover.

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

A fun way to enjoy cupcakes. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com



  1. Mix cake until well blended, divide into 6 bowls {about 3/4 cup in each}
  2. Add coloring to each of the batter
  3. Bake in mini muffin tins, with or without liners {I add about 1 tablespoon per cupcake}
  4. Cool completely
  5. Line the cupcakes up on the counter, add frosting {I used a #1M Tip}
  6. Add sprinkles
  7. Flatten the Gum Drop or Dots candy and add to the skewer - this will stop the cupcakes from slipping down
  8. Add the cupcakes onto the skewer

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes - multi-colored cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting and sprinkles served on a stick for fun! Pin to your Recipe Board!

Rainbows just simply bring a smile to your face! Share a smile!!

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  1. what type of coloring did you use to color the cake batter? just regular food coloring? thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Roberta, I use Wilton gel coloring, it’s a little brighter than regular food coloring, but you can certainly use that too.

  2. Hi Liz,
    I just love your Mini Rainbow Cupcakes, they are just adorable and I can’t wait to make them. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  3. Thanks for letting my put my square Cupcakes up! I suddenly hear the Sesame Street song… “One of these things is not like the others…” enjoy!

  4. I LOVE your Rainbow cupcakes! So much fun! Today I am sharing my Cherry Coke Cupcakes! Thanks for hosting! —Sheryl—

  5. So cute! I could eat all 6 in one sitting right?

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