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Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

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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  1. Such a cute cupcake rainbow!! I am definitely inspired!

  2. Christina says:

    So creative!! I invite you to link up any and all of your delightful creations to The Homespun Bake Shop @ The Tattered Tag. It’s a fun new place for delicious inspiration.

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

  3. Marilyn Holeman says:

    Hey Liz, The April Country Living has an advertisement for a $10,000 cupcake challenge through Jelly Belly jelly beans. I naturally thought of you! Link is: jbcupcakechallenge.com


  4. LOVE!!! I love everything about this post! I need me some rainbow cupcakes…and rainbow icecream??? Just brilliant! Sharing with my FB fans and stumbling 🙂

  5. Too too cute! Love the pot of gold and the leprechaun! These would be perfect at a rainbow b-day party too:)

  6. Even more than the recipes and projects, (and I love your recipes and projects!) I love the colorful photos you always use 🙂

  7. Love everything! I just made a rainbow cake for my daughter’s birthday party this past weekend–she wanted a rainbow party! 🙂 Wish I had known about the rainbow ice-cream a week ago 😉 I love it! Will definitely bookmark that for future birthdays!! Thanks!

  8. SO FUN!!! I wish I’d seen this before I posted my rainbowlicious feature today!

    here from tater tots!

  9. Your rainbow of cupcakes look fabulous! I am dying to try my hand at this!!! The Jell-o pot of gold is so creative… CLEVER~!

    Visiting from Sweet Tooth Friday! Stop by and see my Strawberry Shortcake @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

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