Rainbow Cupcakes

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St. Patty’s day has come and Easter is just around the corner, folks. Spring is here. And I am crossing my fingers that it is here to stay! Tonight we went for a walk after dinner and it was light out the entire time and a beautiful 67 degrees. It was glorious.

I am looking forward to a lot of Spring and Easter activities with Chickadee & Sprout. Easter Egg hunts with friends, egg decorating, Spring crafts, and a little baking as well.

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If you have been around A Step in the Journey for long you know my love for cooking with Chickadee. She absolutely loves baking as a family, mixing the ingredients together is always her favorite part. And it usually leads to a little bit of a mess, but I’ve learned to “Mix up the Moment” and silence my gut reaction, and instead embrace the fun. We are making memories here. I am so glad Pillsbury™ is around to help make things simple and easy.

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We decided to add a little bit of flair to our Pillsbury™ Funfetti cake mix by making rainbow, marbleized cupcakes. This is our first Easter treat and we plan to share with our neighbors. Funfetti was the perfect place to start. Last time I was at Walmart I picked up several boxes and tubs of Pillsbury’s™ cake mix and icing so I only had to go to the pantry when Chickadee and I started baking.

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I mixed the cake mix per the package directions. Then separated the batter equally into four bowls and used food coloring to dye the batter in each bowl. I used 4-5 drops, if you want your colors darker add more, lighter use less.

dying_cake_batterLine your cupcake pan with liners if you choose to do so, if not spray them generously with cooking spray. Then place about a tablespoon of each color into each individual tin. You will want to only focus on two or three cupcakes at a time. If you go through dropping in all pinks, then all greens, etc. for the entire pan the batter will spread to make an entire layer and you won’t get the marbleized effect we are going for!

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Cook according to Pillsbury’s™ directions.

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Make sure an allow them to cool completely before icing. I used Pillsbury™ Funfetti icing for the top.

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These cupcakes were so much fun for to make and enjoy as a family. We plan to deliver them to neighbors in the next few days in hopes to brighten their day.

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If you enjoyed this idea for how to mix up a simple and easy recipe, be sure to also check out how I used Pillsbury’s™ strawberry cake mix for this Strawberry trifle!  Discover more ways to #MixUpAMoment on the Pillsbury Mix Up A Moment Pinterest Page. There’s lots of sweet recipes you will want to check out!

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

 



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