Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rainbow Cupcakes

This yummy, fun idea to make with kids comes from Family Fun Magazine.  It's a perfect St. Patrick's Day or spring treat and the colors just lifted my spirit! 

Here's the very simple directions:

1.  Prepare one box of white cake mix according to package directions.
2.  Divide the batter evenly among six small bowls.
3.  Follow this chart to dye each bowl a rainbow color:
     Purple -- 9 red, 6 blue drops
     Blue -- 12 drops
     Green -- 12 drops
     Yellow -- 12 drops
     Orange --  12 yellow, 4 red drops
     Red -- 18 drops

4. Line 16 muffin pan wells with baking cups and distribute the purple batter among the cups.  Then the blue, green, yellow, orange, and finally, red.  As you go, carefully spread each layer of batter with a spoon to cover the previous color.
5.  Bake according to package directions.  When serving, top each cupcake with a whipped-cream cloud.  Dreamy!

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