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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes



What kid doesn’t love cupcakes? Do you know what's even better than plain cupcakes? How about cupcakes that are rainbow colored that taste delicious. I remember my mom & me making cupcakes that were multi-colored when I was a kid. So I found the chart of how to make the different colors from food dye. As a tradition we make something fun for each holiday that is of course kid friendly. The kids will not find out what the special food is until the day of. This also makes the fun extra special for them since it is a surprise. I found the recipe on Disney Family Fun site which always has  really awesome recipes, especially for kids.

Ingredients:
• White cake mix (we used an 18-1/4-ounce box)


• Food coloring (red, blue, green, and yellow)


• Baking cups


• Icing


Instructions:
1. Prepare your favorite white cake mix, then divide the batter evenly among six small bowls. Following the chart below, dye each bowl of batter a rainbow color.


RAINBOW COLOR DROPS OF FOOD COLORING

RAINBOW COLOR           DROPS OF FOOD COLORING
Purple                                         9 red and 6 blue drops


Blue                                            12 drops


Green                                          12 drops


Yellow                                        12 drops


Orange                                       12 yellow and 4 red drops


Red                                             18 drops



*Hint use the food coloring in the icing to make the icing different colors*

2. Line 16 muffin pan wells with baking cups. Evenly distribute the purple batter among the cups, then the blue, and so on, following the order shown. As you go, gently spread each layer of batter with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath.


3. Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe directions. Before serving, remove the paper wrapping, and if you like, top each cupcake with a whipped-cream cloud.


Hope you enjoy & have a great St. Patrick's Day

4 comments:

Deneen said...

Sorry for the late follow back from last Friday. Cute blog

rbailey1958 said...

I will try this recipe for the grandkids. I like that they are so colorful

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tsue said...

Of course, I find this recipe AFTER my son's birthday! They are just too adorable; would be great for younger or older kids! Bookmarking your recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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Donna said...

What a cute recipe My kids will love this. thanks for sharing.
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