Rainbow Cupcakes

My youngest daughter just celebrated her 10th birthday – she’s double digits now!  How that happened, I’m not quite sure.  I was pretty confident that she wasn’t more than a day over 3.  It REALLY does not feel like 10 years ago that I had her.  What they say is true though with children – the days are long but the years are short.  (Too short!)

My mother and father made the nearly 6 hour journey up to my house with birthday cake in hand for her – so I was ‘off the hook’ this year for it.  However, she had a homeschool event the day after her birthday so I thought it would be nice if I made some cupcakes to share amongst her friends for the occasion.  

It didn’t take me long to decide upon Rainbow Cupcakes.  They are the easiest things to make, and they just brighten up the kids eyes.  They even risen the curiosity in the moms.  Each time I bring them anywhere, not excluding our little homeschool event, I always have people ask me ‘HOW did you make these??  They are so cool!”.  

They are so cool.


All you need is your standard yellow or white cake mix.  You can make it from scratch, or you can make it from a box.  It doesn’t really matter at all.  Mix up the cake batter, and then divide the batter between different bowls.  How many bowls is completely up to you – it just depends on how many different colors you want in your rainbow cupcakes.  Squirt in enough food coloring in each bowl to give it a vibrant color, and stir it all up.  

In a cupcake pan, spoon a dollop of each color inside the cups.  When they are 2/3 of the way full (or more full if you want bigger cupcakes) – bake them according to your cake mix directions.  Let them cool before frosting.