Anyone who knows me knows how much I love rainbows. I think it started when I was young and enthralled with the movie The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy singing that iconic song, Over the Rainbow. Ok, to be honest, I'm still enthralled with that movie and rainbows. *I may have a pair of red glittered shoes that my sister thrifted for me recently - my own ruby slippers. So when I saw these cupcakes, they appealed to the inner child in me...and I knew they'd be a great addition to the St. Patrick's Day party my sister and I are hosting.
I dare you to be in a bad mood after looking at this cupcake.
Yes, it can be a bit time consuming to individually color six mini-batches of batter. It's worth it. The recipe (linked to below) will tell you how much food coloring to use for each color.
Placing the batter into the cups it tricky. I used an offset spatula to spread each layer of batter over the previous layer. You want to try and cover up the previous layer as much as possible. If you really want to to get even layers, you might also try piping the batter into the cups using a large tip.
I must admit that for the sake of time, I did not make the batter from scratch but instead used a Betty Crocker white cake mix.
What about the frosting, you say? I haven't decided yet whether to use whip cream or a marshmallow mixture to create a "cloud" of frosting. What's your vote?