Monday, March 16, 2015

Taste The Rainbow Cupcake

Delicious and Easy Rainbow Cupcakes/ Housewife Eclectic.com
I love St. Patrick's Day. It is a low stress holiday that involves lots of rainbows and fun little crafts, but nothing huge. It makes it the perfect holiday to make fun food, because you aren't worried about making a huge dinner.

Every year, I let my daughter help make Rainbow Cupcakes. Nothing is so fun as the multi-colored creations. This year we wanted something different for the top of our cupcakes and so we opted for Skittles. Skittles are actually perfect for cakes. Setting the Skittles in the frosting softens them up and makes them the perfect bite.

You will need: 


  • A Cake Mix and everything to make the cake
  • Everything for the Frosting Recipe Below 
  • Skittles (I buy the HUGE bags so I don't run out)

Almond Icing:


  • 1/2 Cup of white vegetable shortening
  • 4 C. Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Water or Milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure Almond extract 
Add all of the ingredients to your mixer and mix until a even consistency. 

For these cupcakes I baked the cake according box directions. I frosted them simply without any special tips because I needed a mostly flat surface to work with. I found if I laid the Skittles flat on the cupcakes, I could get three rows to fit or if I stacked them on their sides I could fit four rows comfortably.

My 6-year-old absolutely loved these cute cupcakes and they are so easy to make that she can help me pull them together.

What do you  make for St. Patrick's Day?
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26 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

What a fun idea. My kids would love these.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

These are so cute! What a fun idea for St. Patricks Day!

bxcrochet said...

That almond frosting sounds delicious! I love the easy and fun way you decorated them.

Michelle F.

Britney Mills said...

What an awesome idea and I'm sure my little boy would love it!

Heather Jones said...

That's totally a kids dream cupcake right there! I love skittles.

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

I love this! So cute and clever. Skittles are one of my favorites and they look great on these cupcakes. My nephews would love them.

Liz Mays said...

What's not to love about a cheerful rainbow on a cupcake? These are just adorable!

MikiHope said...

I love the idea of a rainbow to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! And using Skittles on cupcakes is a great idea.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

My daughter loves skittles. SHe would think these are amazing!

loveforlacquer said...

These look delicious!! And super adorable!

Amy Stenehjem-Kelsch said...

Such a fun idea- even the kids could try decorating them!

Rebecca Brosemer said...

What a great way to use Skittles in a fun holiday treat!! Love these!!

Donna L. Ward said...

I'll bet your 6 yr old loved these - my grown son would love this also - as would I - they are beautiful and a great idea

Stephen + Natalie said...

These are so cute! I love Skittles and the rainbow is too cute!

Crystal said...

Eek! I love these cute rainbow cupcakes. My daughter is rainbow crazy so these would bring a smile to her face.

Jillian@FoodFolksandFun said...

These are adorable cupcakes!

Caitlin Fore said...

These look delicious! I feel like I need these in my lift!

mail4rosey said...

Those are such a cute idea for the holiday. I love how easy they are to make too.

Melody Robinson Wright said...

Wow I bet these are all kinds of sweet. Such a fun idea,

Cathy Mini said...

So cute and so festive for this time of year! Spring decor and foods are always adorned with little rainbows here and there, and your cupcakes are fantastic! Thanks for sharing--will have to bookmark this and come back to make them!

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

Super cute! And I completely agree about it being a fun low-stress holiday :)

Maddi'sMommy said...

I can't trust myself to buy huge bags of skittles. Because they WILL run out...quickly.

Emily Glover said...

Yum! These are so cute and look delicious!

Debi Wayland said...

These are so cute, and I think they'd be great for a kids' party!

Shauna Smart said...

What an easy and fun way to make cupcakes special!

Stephanie Pass said...

These cupcakes would be perfect for my giant bag of Skittles in the pantry. My kids will love these!

 
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