Melissa's Cuisine: Rainbow Cupcakes

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rainbow Cupcakes

These fun and easy to make Rainbow Cupcakes bring a hint of spring into your home...and your tummy!
Melissa's Cuisine: Rainbow Cupcakes and Bird's Egg Cupcakes
Does anyone else have Spring Fever?  We've had a few days of really beautiful warm weather, and now it's back to cold and rainy.  I feel like I should be in Washington for as cloudy as it is, but this is Michigan.  In fact, yesterday there was a nearly 20 degree temperature difference from the morning to the evening, and the temperature went the wrong way...down.

Anyway, they say that April showers bring May flowers and that is true!  We just finished celebrating Tulip Time where I live and though the week started out with just a bunch of flower buds, it ended up with a lot of gorgeous blooms.  All the rain had something to do with that of course, so I can't be too disappointed with the rain.

And with rain comes rainbows!  I love rainbows.  They're so beautiful and a wonderful reminder of God's promise to us.
Melissa's Cuisine: Rainbow Cupcakes and Bird's Egg Cupcakes
These rainbow cupcakes are so fun and easy to make!  I created them for my work's intern celebration last month. They're so happy looking and great for a celebration.  My co-workers loved how they looked and raved about the taste too.

As you can see in the picture, I also created a few cupcakes with eggs.  Bird's eggs are another wonderful reminder of Spring!

I used my favorite boxed cake mix--funfetti for the cupcakes, but you could use any recipe you want.  For the frosting, I again went simple and used an can of frosting along with a package of Duncan Hine's frosting creations in cotton candy flavor to get the blue color for the sky.  I added in a couple drops of yellow food coloring for the green grass.  Then I cut a few Airheads Xtreme Sour Belts Candy in half and curved them to form the rainbows.  Marshmallows made the perfect clouds.  The bird's eggs are simply Cadbury Candy Coated Mini Eggs (yes, I do buy the big bag!)

These cupcakes are sure to be a show stopping dessert on your table too!
Melissa's Cuisine: Rainbow Cupcakes and Bird's Egg Cupcakes
Rainbow Cupcakes

Makes 24

Ingredients:
24 cupcakes, baked and cooled
1 can vanilla frosting
1 packet Duncan Hine's Frosting Creations Cotton Candy flavor
12 Airheads Xtreme Sour Belts Candy
1 bag mini marshmallows

1.  Mix together the frosting and the Frosting Creations packet until the color is evenly distributed.

2.  Spread the frosting onto the cupcakes.

3.  Cut Airhead candies in half.  Fold into an arc and place each end into the cupcake.

4.  Place 3 mini marshmallows at the base of each candy.  This forms clouds but also provides support to keep the rainbow in place.

If you want to make the bird's eggs cupcakes:

Ingredients:
24 cupcakes, baked and cooled
1 can vanilla frosting
1 packet  Duncan Hine's Frosting Creations Cotton Candy flavor
3 drops yellow food coloring
96 Cadbury Candy Coated Mini Eggs

1.  Mix together the frosting, Frosting Creations packet, and food coloring until the color is evenly distributed.

2.  Spread the frosting onto the cupcakes.

3.  Place 3 candy eggs in the center of each cupcake.

You can also make any combination of rainbow and bird's eggs cupcakes.  Just make the amount of rainbow cupcakes you want before adding in some yellow food coloring to the frosting and making the rest bird's eggs!

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5 comments:

  1. These are soo cute! I especially love the rainbow ones. I'm a bit addicted to those sour belt candies.

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  2. Hi Melissa,
    Your cupcakes are just adorable! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

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  4. These are adorable cupcakes! I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  5. I love the cupcake decorations! Thank you for linking up at the Ultimate Linky party!

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