19 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 7
  • 1 Rating Star 6
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 4 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 1
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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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

328 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 4 g monounsaturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 36 g sugar, 3 g protein.

Creamy White Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  • 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 (2)

Most helpful positive review

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.

Most helpful critical review

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.
19 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 7
  • 1 Rating Star 6
  • 2 Rating Star 3
  • 4 Rating Star 2
  • 3 Rating Star 1
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.
12/27/2017
They have ruined the entire rainbow concept.