Friday, March 19, 2010

taste a rainbow....

i saw this great idea for cupcakes on the family fun website.
i've made rainbow cakes before, but i loved the idea of scattering gold chocolate coins on the platter you serve the cupcakes on.
the perfect st. patrick's day treat....finding me pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow!

these are great for any occasion.
a rainbow brite birthday party, noah's ark baby shower or bookmark this page for next st. patrick's day.

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

yields :: 48 mini cupcakes
{print recipe}

1 box of white cake mix and all the needed ingredients
Food gels
Chocolate Gold Coins
Mini Baking Cups
Ziploc Sandwich Bags
6 drinking cups
Frosting: Premade store bought, homemade or whipped cream

Line a mini cupcake pan with paper cups and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the cake as directed on the box.
Line 6 drinking cups with one Ziploc bag each.
Pour a scant cup of the cake mix into each bag.
Add one color of food gel to each bag.
Zip the bag closed and gently massage the bag of food gel and cake mix until there are no streaks left.
You can also place the cake mix into 6 small bowls, mix together with the food gels then place into the individual Ziploc bags.
What ever works for you.
Snip off one end of the Ziploc bag.
Squeeze about a dimes worth plus a little more of the cake batter into each cupcake well.
Don't go crazy, remember you have 6 colors that need to fit into that tiny cup.
Use the drinking cup to place the bag of cake mix in upside down while not in use.
Upside down so the cake mix doesn't ooze out while your working with the other colors.
After each color goes into all of the wells, gently tap the cupcake pan against the counter top to help even out the layer of batter.
Once you have all of the colors in the wells, place pan in preheated oven and bake for about 12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frost with your favorite white frosting or top with whipped cream.
Scatter the serving tray with chocolate gold coins or if you used frosting you can press one into the top.


  1. I love these!! I have yet to try them, but I must do it soon. I love that you used a bag to make the cupcakes. Great idea.

  2. DOMO?!? ;) haha, these were FUN!

  3. I rarely look at and eat them than make them hahaha. They look so fun and delicious!

  4. What a great idea. Great cuppy idea for Easter.

  5. This is adorable and just gorgeous! Love the idea of serving them on a 'pot' of gold! :)

  6. Haha, I love these!!!
    I'm doing a Gay Pride presentation in one of my classes for school, and I think these will be perfect to take in for everyone!!! Thanks! :D<3

  7. wow this is the real art work.Rainbow cake and cupcake..yummy.I want to eat this rainbow cupcakes.

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