Rainbow Cupcakes

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  • Rainbow Cupcakes are super easy and cute. The perfect cupcake for St. Patrick’s Day, children’s birthday parties or any random day of the week!

    Rainbow Cupcakes are super easy and cute. The perfect cupcake for St. Patrick's Day, children's birthday parties or any random day of the week!

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: I am a horrible cake and cupcake decorator. Like really bad. It looks so easy in those viral Facebook videos. I don’t have a steady hand and it typically looks like a 2 year old trying to make a unicorn… even though it was supposed to be Barbie. Instead of staying out of the cupcake game, I come up with clever ways to embellish and dorate to cover up my lack of decorating ability. Rainbow cupcakes are a great example of this!

    Start with your favorite cooled cupcakes. Chocolate, vanilla, Oreo, whatever. Add cloudy blue buttercream frosting and a few key elements. Rainbow fruit leather comes in several varieties, usually sour or sweet. Look for rainbow candy belts. You’ll only need one package to snip into your perfect little rainbows.

    Rainbow Cupcakes are super easy and cute. The perfect cupcake for St. Patrick's Day, children's birthday parties or any random day of the week!But before you even affix your perfect little rainbows, place a couple dabs of white buttercream to hold them in place. Golden sugar pearls add your “pot of gold” and shimmery cake sparkles make your clouds float. Simple and perfect! My grocer even offers pre baked cupcakes just waiting to be decorated.

    Rainbow Cupcakes are super easy and cute. The perfect cupcake for St. Patrick's Day, children's birthday parties or any random day of the week!

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    5 from 1 vote
    Rainbow Cupcakes are super easy and cute. The perfect cupcake for St. Patrick's Day, children's birthday parties or any random day of the week!
    Rainbow Cupcakes
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     
    Rainbow Cupcakes are super easy and cute. The perfect cupcake for St. Patrick's Day, children's birthday parties or any random day of the week!
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 24
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 24 cupcakes baked and undecorated
    • 2 cups Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
    • Blue food Coloring
    • 2 tablespoons Gold sugar pearls
    • 1 package Rainbow Candy Belts
    • 2 tablespoons Cake sparkles
    Instructions
    1. Reserve 2 tablespoons vanilla buttercream frosting, mix the rest with blue food coloring achieving the perfect cloudy blue. Frost each cupcake.
    2. Spoon remaining buttercream into a piping bag or a sandwich bag, snip the end. Pipe two balls on each side to secure the rainbows.
    3. Cut rainbow candy belts into 1 1/2 inch pieces, secure them between the "clouds".
    4. Using tweezers, place gold sugar pearls into the clouds.
    5. Sprinkle cake sprinkles over "blue sky" and serve.

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