These St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes with Sour Power Rainbows are really easy to make - and no special tools are required! Kids love them and they'll be a hit at home or in the classroom!
Even if you don't have any fancy cake decorating bags or frosting tips... you can make these! You can! Just keep reading to find out how!
I honestly can't remember how or when I came across the rainbow cupcakes that inspired me to make these, but I haven't been able to forget about them. And since St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and there are rainbow-inspired things everywhere, it seemed the perfect time for me to make them.
You may wonder why I couldn't get these cupcakes out of my mind and the truth is, I love rainbows. I've made several rainbow cakes... here and here and here and here (how to bake rainbow on the inside), and here and here and here... I just love them (and I had more of them in my archives than I thought)!
Lots of color. Promise from God. One of my boys is named Noah. They're special! What's not to love about a rainbow?
Anyway. Last summer I taught a cupcake workshop at our local 4-H Club with about 16 kids. One of the cupcakes we made that day were "Bears on the Beach" cucpakes. We used little cheap drink umbrellas for our beach umbrellas, Teddy Grahams, Lifesavers for the floaties, Graham Crackers for the sand... and Sour Power for the beach towels.
Here's the only picture I had of one of those cupcakes up close... see how cute?
Then I piped on some white vanilla buttercream for the clouds. By the way - my husband saw this above picture first (the kids had already eaten the cupcakes when he got home) and you know what he said? "Those are cute Easter basket cupcakes." I wanted to smack him.
They don't look like Easter baskets do they? Say no please. They're rainbows... on clouds... over plush green fields. With red dirt. Whatever. They do not look like Easter baskets.
Even if you don't have any of the stuff I just mentioned... you can make these. Here's how...
Bake up your favorite cupcake flavor (any box mix will do!), and whip up some buttercream (it's super easy!). Color some of it green and smear it on a cupcake with a butter knife. You don't need a fancy tip for it to be cute! Want sky instead of grass? Make it blue!
Next add some white to a plastic zipper bag and cut a bottom corner off. You can "pipe" on clouds with that! Then cut you a 3-4" strip of Sour Power and stick the ends in the clouds. You're good to go! Easy-peasy!!
Did I miss anything? Any questions about these cupcakes? Please leave them in the comments and I’m happy to answer & help!