I was looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day treat that I thought the kids might enjoy. These rainbow cupcakes fit the bill - totally easy but very St. Patty's festive. Right?
You'll need a box of white cake mix ingredients, frosting, food coloring and cupcake liners.
Mix up your cake batter according to the package instructions. Could you make a cake from scratch? Sure, why not? Me... not so much.
Divide the cake batter evenly into 6 bowls. Yes, I have a lot of clear bowls.
Add a different color of food coloring to each bowl - this is where that whole art lesson on Roy G Biv comes in handy.
I used about 12 drops of color for each bowl (for orange: 12 yellow & 4 red for purple: 9 red & 6 blue)
Line your muffin tin with liners, evenly distribute a layer of purple batter in each liner. Then cover that with blue, followed by green, then yellow, orange and finally red. Then bake them in the oven according to your box directions.
And, yes, it does look like you are baking play doh cupcakes.
After your cupcakes cool, use a a ziplock baggie with the end cut off to pipe a white frosting "cloud" on top.
Before serving take the cupcake liners off so you can see the rainbow. The kids loved this, and are anxious to deliver them to friends this afternoon.
What are your plans for St. Patrick's Day? Are you wearing green?