St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be the same without a few Rainbows to celebrate with! And these Rainbow Cupcakes are perfect for Rainbow Week

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes | Recipe & Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

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Mini Rainbow Cupcakes | Recipe & Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Rainbow Cupcakes are not an original idea, and although I’ve been wanting to bake them for a long time, I decided to change it up a little and add my own twist to them.

These cute little Rainbow Cupcakes would not only be a hit for St. Patrick’s Day, but you could also use them for a Rainbow Birthday, a Tie Dye Party or even a Baby Shower.

Baking them is pretty straight forward, but it does take some time and a few supplies that you may not have on hand.

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes | Recipe & Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Prepare cake mix or other cake recipe. Divide batter into 6 bowls and add coloring to each bowl. I added about 1 cup of batter for the Red, and then a little less for each color..

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes | Recipe & Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Add 1 tablespoon of batter to each cupcake liner Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

To assemble the Rainbow you will need…

  • Red – 20 cupcakes
  • Orange – 17 cupcakes
  • Yellow – 14 cupcakes
  • Green – 11 cupcakes
  • Blue – 8 cupcakes
  • Purple – 6 cupcakes

I have found to get the most vibrant color, it’s best to use gel paste to color the batter.

To decorate…

Fit a decorator bag with a giant round tip, add the frosting to the bag. Pipe on a small amount of Buttercream Frosting and immediately add colored sugar.

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes | Recipe & Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

What goes with Rainbow Cupcakes? Well…Rainbow Ice Cream of course!!

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