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How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes

These Rainbow Cupcakes were made for a very special Girl Scout activity but they would be so much fun for a Birthday party too! They’re guaranteed to WOW once bitten into!

Top view of rainbow dyed cupcakes with swirled frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

Amelia is one of the sweetest kiddos I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.

When she was a girl scout at the Daisy level she worked very hard and achieved the Brownie level which is celebrated with a “Bridging” ceremony.

 Amelia’s mother Jessica was in charge of organizing this event. The rainbow is significant to this celebration so she wanted to make Rainbow Cupcakes.

We started by mixing up 4 white cake mixes and divided the batter evenly into 6 bowls.

Each bowl was colored, using Americolor food coloring, according to the colors of their rainbow including purple, orange, green, yellow, blue, and red.

In addition to the vivid colors we got by using Americolor gels, they were also safe for Amelia’s brother to eat. He’s has a dangerous peanut allergy and these gels are “safe”.

Bowls of dyed cake batter in blue, orange, yellow, green, purple, and red.

We put a teaspoon of each batter color into each muffin cup until they were 3/4 full.

Multi-colored batter filled cupcake papers ready for baking.

Once baked, all colors were separated brilliantly! How fun is that!

Rainbow Cupcake paper peeled back opening the cupcake and showing the multiple of colors.

We frosted each cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting and then sprinkled sugar in the rainbow colors on top, all 112 of them!

These Rainbow Cupcakes were made for a very special Girl Scout activity but they would be so much fun for a Birthday party too! They're guaranteed to WOW!

These Rainbow Cupcakes were such a hit and so easy to make. They would be so much fun for any party or event!

If you read my post on the butterfly cupcakes, you will recognize my cupcake model, Amelia! Here are a couple other kitchen activities that we’ve enjoyed together!

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Top-down view of cupcakes decorated to look like minions.

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Top-down photo of rainbow cupcakes frosted and garnished with sprinkles.

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Thursday 30th of July 2015

[…] and I are very lucky to have the neighbors that we do.  You may recall the Rainbow cupcakes or the Birthday cupcakes that we made for Amelia.Not long ago, Amelia’s father celebrated a […]

Salty Sweet Life

Thursday 29th of May 2014

These are adorable! I can't believe how vibrant the colors turned out! Amelia is such a cutie pie, too!


Thursday 29th of May 2014

I know! The color isn't photoshopped. I really like the Americolor food coloring. We use it because it is safe for people with peanut allergies as is Amelia's two brothers.


Wednesday 28th of May 2014

Wish you were my neighbour!


Wednesday 28th of May 2014

Thank you!


Tuesday 27th of May 2014

Reblogged this on Sweets Treats Galore and commented: Wow


Tuesday 27th of May 2014

Thank you for visiting!


Tuesday 27th of May 2014

Did you say 112? Wow... They look great! They are not just cupcakes, this is ART!

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