Rainbow Cupcakes

posted Feb 12, 2014, 6:13 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 12, 2014, 6:13 PM by Unknown user ]
Today I will tell you how to make these cute rainbow cupcakes!

What you'll need

  • Rainbow taffy - look for "sour," multicolored "strips" or "belts"
  • One container of white frosting
  • Cake mix -- preferably white or light-colored (if you'd like rainbow-colored cakes)
  • Food coloring (optional; for different colors of cake or frosting)
  • Condiment cups (optional; you may use regular cupcake liners, if you prefer)

How to make it

  1. Prepare cake mix batter as directed.  

  2. If you'd like different colors of cake, divide up batter into separate bowls, and add a few drops of food coloring to make the colors of the rainbow -- red, orange (yellow + red), yellow, green (blue + yellow), blue, and purple (blue + red).

  3. Place condiment cups in a cupcake tray or on a cookie sheet.

  4. Fill each cup with batter about half-way.  One box of cake mix should fill (at least) 2 dozen condiment cups (depending on their actual size, which may vary).

  5. Allow mini cupcakes to cool, preferably on a cooling rack or other non-heated surface.

  6. If you like, divide some of the frosting into another bowl, and add a little blue food coloring to make "sky" blue frosting.

  7. Frost each cupcake with the sky-blue frosting, using a spatula, butter knife, or pastry bag.  

  8. Using a pastry bag, and tip of your choice, add two puffs of white frosting for the "clouds" -- opposite each other, on each cupcake.  (Alternately, if you prefer, you can skip the sky-blue frosting and just add a puff of white frosting, as a cloud, on each cupcake).