You will need a white batter for this recipe, so use white cake mix, or vanilla cake mix. Don’t use yellow cake mix, because you will be using food coloring for specific colors. Otherwise, you will want to get blue and will end up with a deep shade of green.
I went ahead and used 7 colors for my first attempt at making rainbow cupcakes. My daughter (Kristen) was in a cupcake mood so I made these for Mardi Gras. I went overboard, they didn’t turn out the way I wanted them to, so I wasn’t even going to post this recipe. You are supposed to fill the cupcake molds up to 2/3 full, but that didn’t happen with this many colors. I over filled them, because I used only one 12 cupcake tin. Next time I will use a second tin, to get maybe a total of 16 cupcakes, and will probably use only 5 colors. I suggest you do the same if you want to try to make them for the first time.
These are part of our St. Patrick’s day recipes, but they are also great for kid parties. Your children will love them! Mine did.
1 white cake mix box (yields 24 cupcakes when mold is filled up to 2/3 of its capacity)
red food coloring
yellow food coloring
blue food coloring
24 cupcake liners
2 tubs vanilla frosting
A glass of water
Note: I recommend you use Reynolds Baking Cups, these have foil and will prevent the cupcake to brown.
One 12oz. Beer – any beer will do although lighter
colored beers will display the green better
Green food coloring – one drop
That’s it! This works for any beer. Darker beers like stout will have a nice green head atop their normally dark bodies.
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