Color Wheel Cupcakes

Bake the cupcakes before the party begins. When it's time for dessert, bring out the birthday cupcakes, frosting, the colored sugars, and candies, and let the kids do the decorating.

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Yields: Makes 24 cupcakes
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cool: 30 mins
  • Bake: 18 mins
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Color Wheel Cupcakes
2-layer-size package red velvet, chocolate, white, or yellow cake mix
Red, orange, yellow, green, and blue paste food coloring
16 ounce can white frosting
Red-, orange-, yellow-, green-, and blue-color sugars
Red-, orange-, yellow-, green-, and blue-color decorative candies
Red-, orange-, yellow-, green-, and blue-color candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes, using paper bake cups. If desired, divide batter into several bowls; tint the batter in each bowl a different color with paste food coloring. Bake according to package directions; cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Divide frosting between several bowls; tint frosting in each bowl with paste food coloring. Spread frosting on cupcakes. Allow guests to decorate cupcakes colored sugar and candies. Makes 24 cupcakes.
Nutrition Facts (Color Wheel Cupcakes)
    Per serving:
  • 205 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 18 mg chol.,
  • 177 mg sodium,
  • 30 g carb.,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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