27 Reviews

I made these a few months back and they were a big hit with my 6 year old daughter. She was thrilled when she saw the colors. This is such a neat, fun idea. Thanks for sharing this.

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Realtor by day, Chef by night August 24, 2009

Such a cute idea!! I used 4 colors, and layered them in a 9x13 pan. Then I cut that into graduating squares for a 3-tier cake for my daughter's personal cake for her 2nd birthday. the gel food coloring works very well, just make sure you mix it really well, I had a few "pockets" of color that I didn't mix in well enough. This was a great idea, and now my son wants a rainbow cake for his next birthday, too!! Thanks, I love the idea!!!

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Mommy2two August 09, 2009

Beautiful cupcakes! I made these for a family get together and everyone raved about them! Couldn't find Betty Crocker Gel coloring so used McCormic neon colors insted and they turned out great! Also, I bought Spongebob cupcake papers and shouldn't have bothered because the food coloring dyed the paper colors too. Thanx for sharing Steph H.

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JuneDawg August 03, 2009

I made these for the 4th of July using only blue and red and topping with white frosting. They turned out so delicious and CUTE! A colorful hit at work :)

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SandeeLynn July 23, 2009

The taste of this cupcake is just OK, but the concept is so FUN !!! I made 12) regular size cupcakes and 24) mini cupcakes. Although a little time consuming to make, watching people's reactions when they break open a cupcake, the colors are so bright and unexpected, it just puts a smile on their face ... that makes it all worth it. These should really be called "Put a Smile On Your Face" cupcakes !!! Thanks Steph, I'll definitely be making these whenever I need to brighten up someone's day :)

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"Ratalouille" July 10, 2009

These are absolutely adorable and so unusual; my son & hubby thought they should be left plain ("cool looking") but my daughter, b-day girl, opted for frosting & star sprinkles. What a hit!

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*Jules* June 09, 2009

The idea of this recipe is great, I've seen it on many sites and decided to follow the instructions given here. Be careful! - I just made these by following the directions here and added each color a measured tablespoon at a time, and ran out of batter. I only got 10 cupcakes with all colors. I realized when it was too late that they would be filled too high, and they ended up looking like muffins not cupcakes :(

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becca316 June 06, 2009

My kids loved these and my 6 year old has requested them for her birthday in the form of a cake. She said she cant wait to cut it open "everyone will be so surprised" :) **Update 5/2/09~ I attempted to make a cake vs. cupcakes :) My daughter LOVED it for her birthday!

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Chez Michelle May 02, 2009

Wonderful!!! The kids just went crazy when they saw these, they wouldn't even let me frost them because they said they are to awesome to cover up.Super fun!

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jln's mom March 31, 2009

This is a great recipe. Instead of a boxed mix, I used Classic White Cake as the basis for this recipe and it worked out very well ~ not too sweet (that is what the frosting is for : ) ) but moist on the inside and a slight crisp to the top. I highly recommend the gel food coloring (I used the Betty Crocker brand and bought it at my local supermarket) as the colors were bright and vibrant. I made these for my daughter's birthday celebration in her classroom and they were a real hit! A definite keeper!

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SGpratt January 21, 2009
Rainbow Cupcakes