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Are you on the look-out for new flavors of creative cupcake recipes? Did you know that you can jazz up your cupcakes with Skittles?
Taste the Rainbow Cupcakes
I was recently shopping at Sams Club and I like to go a little early before the crowds get there and look at anything fun and new they have. Since it’s spring you know they have great candy and I saw a pallet of Skittles in the 54 oz size.
Now my family loves this treat, but I thought why such a big bag? I quickly realized I could incorporate the colors and flavors into my next cupcake baking frenzy and thought that’s a great size to get all the colors I need.
I literally had to hide this bag of treats from my kids until I had time to bake. So once they were off to school, I got out my bag of Skittles and made some cupcakes and got ready for the fun to begin. Don’t you know I had to have a few for myself?
How to Make Taste The Rainbow Frosting for Cupcakes
Usually, my daughter helps me when I bake, but I wanted it to be a surprise. I made vanilla cupcakes and a traditional buttercream frosting and took the Skittles and picked out the color of frosting I wanted and put about 15 of them in the food processor and ground up each flavor separately.
Then I separated the frosting into different bowls and added each flavor to the frosting. I had to add a drop of yellow and orange gel coloring into those bowls to brighten them up a bit. Then I decorated them and added a Skittle on top of each one.
I made these cupcakes while the boys watched the basketball tournament on T.V. I thought this was a good distraction for me and they got some slam dunk treats. They loved them and we all had a great time together watching the game.
Carolyn West says
I love the colors of the Skittles cupcakes – really need to give them a try. #client
How fun are these? Skittles are my boys’ favorite candy. We always have a bag in the cupboard!
winifred jac says
im obsessed with cupcakes. i love the idea of grinding up the skittles for coloring… genius. i dont really let my daughter eat candy but id let it fly for these!
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
I am going to have to show these to my husband. Skittles are his favorite candies so I am pretty sure he is going to fall in love with this.
reesa lewandowski says
How ingenius to blend the skittles with the frosting! I bet the frosting is out of this world!
Such a great idea. I never thought to put candy into the blender to make frosting! I love skittles, especially the tropical ones are my favorite. Though I absolutely love the Original Grape flavor!
Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Skittles are our favorite candy! I love that you used them in cupcakes! So much fun!
Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake says
I love mixing crazy stuff in to my cupcakes and icings! I bet the Skittles add a nice tartness to the icing, too! So sweet!
Sharon Rowe says
These look amazing 🙂 thanks for sharing on Monday Madness Link party 🙂
I am always a fan of your sweets! This is such a unique way to make a cupcake!