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Sometimes we make our own sunshine when it rains.

Rainbow cupcakes with a tie dyed effect for Spring, Easter, St Pats, or any rainy day that could use a little color!

See http://princesscraftsalot.blogspot.com for more ideas!

Posted by Shannon G. from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Shannon G.'s 5 projects »

  • Step 1

    First, you need a box of cake mix. I went with white cake mix because it is easiest to get the colors you want. You will also need Red Blue and Yellow liquid food coloring and cupcake papers. I added icing to mine, but you don't have to really.

  • Step 2

    Mix up the cake mix as directed and divide your batter into 6 different bowls with 6 different spoons. Add in food coloring until you get the tint desired. I had to use different combinations of the colors to get my rainbow than the recipe calls for-- I like mine vibrant!

  • How to bake a rainbow cake. Rainbows For St. Pats Or Easter! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, add the colors mix to the cupcake papers. I did this in ROYGBV order for authenticity, but you don't have to. One think to note, it was really hard to figure out "how much" I needed of each color in each cup. The lesson learned-- it could be a thin layer in the middle as long as the color reached out to the sides. It will all work out, trust me. Also, I made 18 cupcakes-- the recipe says to make 16. I think you could even make 20-24, depending on how much you fill the cups. I had some minor overflows on half my cakes so it is totally possible to make more.= without scrimping.

  • How to bake a rainbow cake. Rainbows For St. Pats Or Easter! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next, bake as directed. That's it! Again, I made icing to top them off but you do not have to. If you do and you are planing to travel, I suggest icing them when you get there. The directions say to remove the cupcake papers for presentation-- I didn't. Personal choice.

    These were a big hit and very fun to make. Just be sure to give yourself an extra 15-20 minutes prep-time for batter distribution.

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