• 19 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

total:
40 mins
Servings:
26
Max Servings:
32
Yield:
26 to 32 (2-1/2 inch) cupcakes
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End-of-the-Rainbow Cupcakes

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Divide Creamy White Frosting into six portions.* Tint each portion a different color with food coloring. Place each color in a disposable pastry bag or heavy resealable plastic bag.

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  • On a very large serving platter arrange cupcakes tightly together in a rainbow shape; use 6 to 8 cupcakes for the inside row, 8 to 10 cupcakes for the middle row, and 12 to 14 cupcakes for the outside row.

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  • Snip off the tip of each pastry bag or one corner of each plastic bag. Pipe rows of colored frosting onto tops of cupcakes to make a large rainbow. If desired, use a narrow metal spatula to gently spread frosting to fill in gaps. Sprinkle matching sugars over colored frostings. Sprinkle marshmallows over frosting at each end of the rainbow to resemble clouds. Makes 26 to 32 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes.

Test Kitchen Tip:

The top red band of the rainbow will require the most frosting and subsequent bands of frosting will require less, so divide frosting accordingly.

Nutrition Facts (End-of-the-Rainbow Cupcakes)

328 calories; total fat 14g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 135mg; potassium 47mg; carbohydrates 47g; fiberg; sugar 36g; protein 3g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 243IU; vitamin cmg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 28mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

Creamy White Frosting

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. Makes about 3 cups.

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Reviews

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 1 stars
12/27/2017
They have ruined the entire rainbow concept.
Rating: 1 stars
03/03/2018
These would be so much prettier if someone had taken just a few minutes to pipe the frosting in a simple but attractive design. They would also be easier to separate; the way they are now, the frosting is going to get all over people's hands.