I so badly wanted to make these last week, for St. Patrick's Day, but Thursdays are enormously busy in our house! With Women's Bible Study in the morning and youth in the evening, we spend most of our day at church.
I gathered inspiration from Drea, who planned on making a rainbow cake for Owen's first birthday. She linked to this site, where I got some pretty good directions for cupcakes. I really appreciated the chart for making the different colors.
My initial thought was to find a white cake recipe instead of using a cake mix. Cake mix is handy in a jam, but it sure is far from healthy. When I read things like aluminum carbonate in the ingredient list, it makes me question what exactly it is that we are putting in our bodies.
When I finally ended up making the cupcakes though, I was again pressed for time, so the cake mix it was. How healthy can rainbow colored cupcakes be anyway?! Just a treat :) And I must say, they were a hit! I brought them to a church potluck and they were one of two desserts that were totally cleaned out.