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Over the Rainbow cupcakes

Over the Rainbow cupcakes

I've made a rainbow cake before for St. Patty's day. It's on the blog here somewhere in the archives, but when I saw these Over the Rainbow cupcakes on Pinterest I wanted to try them and I wanted to see the rainbow inside so I used a jelly jar.

Ingredients: 1 box of White Cake Mix, Food coloring Gels in all the colors of the rainbow, {I like the intensity of color from the gels} Buttercream frosting {recipe to follow}, Airhead Extreme Sour belts, rollos and 12 small jelly jars.

Buttercream frosting.
1 /2 cup of unsalted butter
1 lb powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla


1.} Make the cake batter according to the directions on box. Separate the batter into six bowls equally. Add the food color gel to each bowl, about a 1/8 of a teaspoon. Mix VERY WELL. Realizing that I should of just put the batter into individual baggies and "piped" them into the jars would of been easier and clean up faster..Oh well, hindsight is 20/20. Put jars in a baking dish with about one inch of water. While you are baking you can make the icing.
2.} For the icing: I use unsalted butter for the frosting, if it is good for Martha it's good enough for me. Now that I have my Kitchen aid mixer, making buttercream frosting is a cinch. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar 1 cup at a time mixing well. Add milk and vanilla. Then whip until it's light and fluffy. Separate half of the frosting into one bowl and add the blue colored gel. After cupcakes are baked and cooled, frost the tops. You can pipe the blue frosting if you want. Spoon the rest of the frosting into a pastry bag. { I bought my pastry frosting kit at Ikea and I got two bags in the kit} I put the cupcakes after frosted with the sky in frig for about a minute. Then I piped a couple of clouds on each side of cupcake, I added the airhead belt and popped a "pot of gold" {rollo} on top. They are magically delicious!