Edited: I've added a How Tohere if you're interested in making these.
I know, I know...I'm late again with this post. But that's the way I roll...LaTe. I figure I made all of these and took the pictures, so I might as well post them. Just save the idea for next year. Or even better, take the idea and make it work for the next holiday, party, celebration you're having.
I made a few cupcakes on St. Patty's Day. The hubs was put in charge of treats for his youth group of about 60 or so teenage boys and girls. So of course there had to be enough for everyone to have two...did mention they were for teenagers?
A little food coloring goes a long way. You can change the color of your cupcakes to match any occasion...red/pink for Valentines, orange for Halloween, red, white and blue for the 4th of July. I did these ones rainbow colored to go with the leprechaun/end of the rainbow theme...
They're even rainbow on the inside.
And of course there had to be some chocolate...wouldn't these be fun with mint frosting?
Fun and festive aren't they?
For the frosting I whipped up my favorite buttercream frosting (recipe below) then put it into a plastic bag, snipped the corner of the bag and pipped the frosting into swirlies on top of the cakes.
So there you go. Cinch.
Now go make some fun festive cuppy cakes of your own!
Easy Butter Cream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1 lb. powdered sugar (approx. 4 cups)
3 TBS milk
2 tsp vanilla
Mix the butter until smooth and creamy.
Add sugar, milk and vanilla on slow speed.
Continue to mix until light and fluffy.
Edited to Add: The rainbow candies are Airhead Extremes, usually can find them in the candy isle at the grocery store. I believe I've seen them at the dollar store, too. Also, I used gel food coloring to get more vibrant colors for the rainbow cake.