Well, I showed you a great St. Patrick’s Day treat without artificial dye, and today I’m showing you one chock full of it! But, remember, you can always use natural dyes as well. I think I’ll do a post on that soon…
Just mix up your favorite white cake mix and divide it evenly into six bowls. Color each bowl a different color of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple! You’ll need quite a bit of red food coloring; otherwise, you’ll end up with pink! As you can see, mine is more of dark pink as I was a little low on food coloring. It ended up working fine, but it was not a true red.
Next, you’ll want to start layering your cupcakes. You’ll want to work backwards, first purple, then blue, green, yellow, orange, and finally red. This part takes patience. You’ll need some time to spread each layer out evenly so your cupcakes look layered Otherwise, you’ll end up with tie-dye cupcakes. But, I think that would be cool, too! Just not what I was going for here.
Finally, bake as directed and let cool completely. As you can see, they look pretty cool when they just come out of the oven. A few colors are peaking through. My kids could barely wait until they were ready!
After they’re cooled, you’ll want to add some cloud frosting. White would be perfect, but I only had pink….turned out great still, so probably any color would work!
I added some sprinkles to mine, as well. Might as well go all out, right? And, you can’t beat how cute they look when cut open!