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Learn how to make easy rainbow cupcakes by using simple but fun decoration. Perfect for use at a rainbow or Trolls birthday party.
This is a design that looks great and all the kids will love them.
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Rainbow cupcakes sound complicated. So many colors in one little cupcake, it all feels rather too overwhelming.
Well, it might be if you wanted to have the actual cupcake in multiple colors, but this little cheat version still produces rainbow cupcakes, but in a completely different way.
And besides, I actually think they look more effective than having all of the colors of the rainbow in the actual cupcake!
If however you would love to know how to make a cupcake that has all the colors of the rainbow, then you will love this rainbow swirl cupcake tutorial.
If you have been following me for a while, you will know by now that if I add a recipe to this blog, then it is going to be easy.
I am a no fuss, quick and easy kind of girl when it comes to anything in the kitchen. Therefore you can trust me when I say that these rainbow cupcakes are fool proof and are perfect for us busy mom’s.
Rainbow Cupcakes Perfect For A Trolls Party
For my daughter’s 6th birthday party she requested to have a Troll’s themed party. Initially I thought she might want to stick to Poppy and Branch’s colors (pink and blue), but no, she wanted to have all the colors of the rainbow.
She explained to me that Trolls were every color you can think of, therefore the party decor needed to be super bright and cheery.
A rainbow she explained. A Troll’s party needs to be like a rainbow party!
So, we agreed on a Trolls/Rainbow birthday party and I think it worked really well.
These rainbow cupcakes looked super cute on the table and the fact that they were so easy to make was just an added bonus.
6 Steps To Making Simple Rainbow Cupcakes
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is bake your cupcakes.
As you know I am an advocate for using a packet mix, simply to make things quicker and easier. I want to be spending the time on the decoration, not making the cupcakes. Besides, cupcake mix’s are incredibly yummy too!
Of course, if you want to make your own cupcakes, there is absolutely nothing stopping you.
Step 2: Once your cupcakes are made, lay out everything that you need for the decoration. Having everything to hand will make the task a whole lot easier.
Step 3: Cut the rainbow strips. I cut them into 3 pieces. Two pieces were the same size which left a tiny piece on the end (which I just ate!).
I felt that cutting the strips in half made the rainbow arc too big (and saggy), but cutting it into 3 pieces didn’t create a large enough arc.
Feel free however to play around with the size pieces to suit yourself.
Step 5: Place one end of the rainbow strip into the top of the icing and then fold over the cupcake. Place the other end of the rainbow strip into the other side of the icing to create an arc on the top of the cupcake.
The rainbow strip now looks like a rainbow sitting on little fluffy clouds.
Step 6: Stand back and admire your super easy rainbow cupcakes before they get eaten quick smart.
Did you notice that the color of the cupcake changed in the last tutorial photo?
I completed all the vanilla cupcakes and then noticed that I hadn’t taken a photo of this step. Oops. Luckily I still had the chocolate batch to do, so hey presto, tutorial complete.
There is nothing like stopping to take photos whilst madly getting all the party preparation completed. I’m sure you will forgive me on this one.
So what do you think of these super easy rainbow cupcakes? I did promise they would be easy, so I hope you agree with me.
Not only are they perfect for a Trolls or rainbow party, but you could easily use them for a garden, ladybug party, or just for a fun little treat.
They are also the type of cupcakes that the kids will enjoy creating, so keep them as a ‘go to’ option when you are looking for some school holiday fun.
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