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Multi - Colored Cupcakes

Good Monday Morning Foodie Friends! I guess it is almost Monday afternoon for everybody on the east coast. I apologize my post is a bit delayed today. It’s been a rough couple of days; I dropped Nick off at the airport yesterday. He will be gone all week on business; I missed him the moment he walked away from the car yesterday. Many of you may think that a week is no big deal and, in reality, you are correct. For me, however, it is tough to watch him walk away because within a year of dating him he walked away into Iraq’s great unknown. The deployment process really impacted me & I believe I will always detest when he leaves. Do not get me wrong, I enjoy my space but, like I have said several times before, the grass only appears greener on the other side.

I will leave it at that. You do not want to hear about my other dilemmas.

Today I have a great Meatless Monday segment. This is a great recipe that will, hopefully, help get you through the Monday blues. It comes from my friend Jessica, so it is sure not to disappoint. Are you ready? Today I bring to you Multi-Color Cupcakes. She whipped these little guys up for the 4th of July holiday, but can be adapted for any holiday or for everyday life.

Let’s get down to what you will need:

  • Box of white cake mix, [store bought or your favorite recipe]
  • Food coloring


  • Preheat oven according to the boxed cake mix or per your recipe
  • Mix the batter according to your directions
  • Separate the batter into 3 bowls for the Red, White & Blue cupcakes [However, if you want to make rainbow cupcakes, decide how many colors you want to use & separate the batter into that amount of bowls. For example, if you want to use 6 colors, you will need 6 bowls of batter]

  • Dye each bowl one color

  • Lightly grease cupcake pan
  • Then layer the colors into the cupcake pan with a spoon [For the Red, White & Blue cupcakes: First layer the Red, then with a spoon layer the White and Blue]

blurrrry action shot!!

a little blurrrry, sorry!!

  • Do not worry, the colors will not sink into each other and do not mix up too much
  • Bake the cupcakes according to the boxed directions or per your recipe

These look delicious and are packed full of great color! If you are having a day like I am, these would be great to whip together after work today! What would we do without Jess and her awesome baking skills?? Personally, I would be lost!

I hope you all enjoy!

Until Next Time,

Happy Rainbow Cupcake Makin’



*Here are the fun Rainbown Colored Cupcakes. Remember you can use whatever colors you like! For instance, Jess even suggested using them for St. Patrick's Day, etc.!!

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Reader Comments (3)

Beautiful, I love it! I was looking for something to do with my kids...and this is it!
I know what you mean about watching someone walk away. My husband left for 12 weeks after I had mt second child (a colicky baby then) to work in Holland. It had been planned for a year so he couldn't back out. It was awful...and I went there for a month too, still awful.
I hope your week goes ok. I would hate it, but I would like maybe 2 days with them ALL gone this week. Hope you are well :)
Let me know if you need any late night chatting online !

July 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbasilmomma

both my daughters said they will be right over....because I am not a "fun" mom who bakes fun cupcakes...oh the drama :) all kidding aside: GREAT job Mel! You rock my socks!

July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsabelle at home

Heather - I can understand wanting time alone. I wish it often; but it is always bittersweet when it actually comes true! LOL Thanks for the offer of late night chatting - I may pop in randomly, beware! hehe :)

Isabelle - hahaha I love it - 'oh the drama' Thanks for the compliment!! I'm glad to hear the post was a hit in your family! You'll have to let me know how everybody likes them... when you give them a try! :)

July 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterCooking With Mel

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