Monday, September 5, 2011

Rainbow Cupcakes

Bright and bold Rainbow Cupcakes are as easy as 1, 2, 3... 4, 5, 6! Watch and learn...
1. Make a vanilla cake mix, and preheat oven accordingly. I KNOW, I KNOW! I am usually religiously against cake mixes but you want a runny (not fluffy) batter. Plus these cupcakes look labor intensive, even though they aren't at all, so your friends will already be impressed. Stop over achieving. 

2. Divide batter equally into bowls and add food dye/gel for each color. I used six colors.

3. Place liners in cupcake tray and spoon 1 teaspoon of each color in the center of the cup. The cake cups should be about 1/2 - 2/3 full. 


4. Bake according to mix (I'm cringing, too. It's okay.) instructions.

5. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.

6. Enjoy, and show off your colors!

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38 comments:

  1. Wow! These are so beautiful! I love how bright the colors are! Beautiful!

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  3. They are well pretty, I am now a follower (without the typo this time!)

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  4. These little gems are quite eye catching, you did an awesome job with the colors!

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  5. So cool! Love the vibrant colors. They remind me of lava lamps. :)

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  6. WOW! Those are bright! Last time I tried to do an orange cake (school colors) it didn't really turn out orange. Cake mix here I come!
    Great job!

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  7. Wow that's a yummy rainbow cupcake! my nieces will love them!

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  8. Wow, I have been seeing so much of this lately...so amazing. I feel like I would be so scared to do this haha. They are wonderfully cute!

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  9. LOVE THIS!!! These are so cute! :)

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  10. So fun! I made these earlier this year (around St. Patrick's Day) with fluffy white frosting (the "rainbow" & "cloud") and then sprinkled gold sugar ("pot of gold"). They look a lot more intimidating than what they really are. I'll admit though, yours are much prettier and deeper in color...mine were more sorbet colored. :)

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  11. beautiful rainbow cupcakes
    I have a event on food palette rainbow colours in my site would love for you to join it :)
    following you on google friends

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  12. Buzzed these beauties!! What fun!!!

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  13. I love the bright colors - what a pick me up!

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  14. THese looks SO perfect. I've seen similar recipes, but yours are so symmetrical! well done. :)

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  15. These are stunning! I've buzzed them! your pictures are amazing!

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  16. Never seen anything like this! How fun!

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  17. Love the vibrand colors i bet these taste heavenly!

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  18. I love love love this!! What a great idea and so much simpler than the layered rainbow cakes I've seen. I can't wait to try this.

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  19. do you recommend any specific food coloring/amount to get them so bright? mine always turn out more pastelly colored

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  20. I recommend Ateco (there's a link for these in my #2.) or AmeriColor food gels. The gels in my experience give more vivid colors than the liquid dye drops. I used about 2 squeezes (exact science, I know) for each color.

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  21. These were GREAT I did blue red and green for my sons Birthday!! I plan on making them for xmas too with candycane colours and mint flavours mmmmm

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  22. @lovingAsoldier - I'm glad it all worked out :D Happy Birthday to your son! Those Christmas cupcakes sound like an excellent idea! They would be so cute as mini-cupcakes but I don't know if I have the patience to layer such tiny scoops, haha!

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  23. I made these tonight. I wish mine looked as fantastic as yours. But it was fun and I think my kids will like them

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  24. I want to make these for my niece's birthday but she loves frosting so what kind of frosting would go best with these?

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  25. My boys will loves these ... even if they are 11 and 9!!!

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  26. What brand/type of food coloring did you use to get the vibrant colors?

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    1. Ateco Food Gel: http://www.amazon.com/Ateco-1112-12-Color-Food-Coloring/dp/B00004S1C6

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  27. Thank you for the tips on how to make these fun treat! My boys will love them!

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