Taste The Rainbow Cupcakes

Taste the Rainbow Cupcakes are the perfect treat any time of year but are extra fun on St. Patrick’s Day!

Taste the Rainbow Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day from MomOnTimeout.com!  #St.Patrick'sDay #recipe #cupcakes

This weekend we decided to make some cupcakes.  I just made these with what I had on hand and they turned out super cute and even better, yummy!  I mean what’s better than a cupcake?  A cupcake topped with candy of course!


I used lemon cake mix but key lime or funfetti would also be perfect.  I wanted to use a flavor that would go well with the skittles. I added in some lime zest and fresh lime juice to the mix and the flavor was very nice – perfect for the skittles.

I frosted the cupcakes with just a little bit of frosting so they were nice and flat.  We used five different colors of cupcake liners.  Too cute!

Next I let the kids help me make a variety of “rainbows” on the cupcakes and added little clouds where appropriate.


More St. Patrick’s Day fun:


Leprechaun Hats

St Patricks Day5x7-1

St. Patrick’s Day Printables


Chocolate Mint Brownies


Mom On Timeout Signature

Connect with me!


Linking up here, Home Stories A2Z, Savvy Southern Style, and My Repurposed Life.



  1. Cute, colorful and fun!

  2. Oh my GOSH!! These are so awesome. Said I would bring cupcakes to Lily’s class for St Patty party…now I don’t have to just do green frosting. Now I will look super creative, thanks to you :)

  3. I am pinning!!! So cute.

  4. So cute … the kids did a great job too!

  5. So pretty! I love that you used the skittles and what you did to the batter. :)

  6. Thanks lot for this useful article, nice post

  7. This is so colorful and yummy!!! I would like to taste this rainbow :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. hope to see you again next week.


  8. Cute and fun. These remind me of my son. Skittles were his favorite and he used to always say “Mom, I want taste the rainbow!”

  9. how cute and so fun to decorate this would be so cool to do with a group of kids come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  10. Love them! I huge fan of skittles “Taste the Rainbow”. I’d love it if you would share this at Whimsy Wednesdays at http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-2.html. We go live tomorrow night at 8 EST.

  11. These are too cute. Adding lime zest to the batter is genius! I love citrusy flavored baked good in the Spring…so refreshing!!

  12. Cute and fun!

  13. Soo….cute and very colorful! The sound delisicous:)

  14. Perfect!! I love the addition of the lime zest! Skittles were such a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  15. These are too cute! Perfect for St. Patty’s Day and spring! I would love for you to link it up to my first link party. I know my readers would love it too! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-learned-wednesday-1.html

  16. Your cupcakes came out so adorable! We actually make rainbow cupcake this week too.. come by bringingbeauty.blogspot.com and check them out! We’re your newest followers too!

  17. Very cute! I am doing a rainbows and racecars party for my kiddos next month (I will blog it after) – this is a cute idea! Thanks for sharing :) http://www.DomesticMess.com

  18. Very cute and adorable
    I love your creativity

  19. LOVE the idea of adding lime juice to the cake mix !

  20. These are soooo cute!! My daughter loves rainbows right now…I will definitely have to make these for her!!

    I would love for you to share this at Fantabulous Friday going on now!!

    Hope to see you there!!

  21. So fun! The kids eyes must have lit up when they seen these!
    Have a great St. Pat’s weekend!

  22. Super cute. I pinned these to remember for next year. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark – I’ll be featuring these tomorrow. Happy St Patrick’s Day!
    Jenn :)

  23. These are so cute! My kids will love these! :-) I’m pinning this to my pinterest board. Maybe I’ll make them for my son’s next snack day. Thanks! I would love it if you would share this at my linky party: http://www.artistic31mama.com/2012/03/fabulous-fridays-3-linky-party-031612.html Hope you had a great weekend!

  24. these are adorable!! What kid wouldn’t LOVE these! thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday. WOuld love for you to add my button to your main link party page :o)

  25. I’m so glad you shared these at Whimsy Wednesdays! I love how bright they are.

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge