These mini rainbow cloud cupcakes turned out so adorable! I couldn’t wait to share these cute and EASY cupcakes with you. It’s the perfect recipe for little hands on St. Patrick’s Day.

Mini Rainbow Cloud Cupcakes

I started off with a box of Pillsbury White Cake Mix. I considered making the cupcakes from scratch, but the cake mix is just so easy. For cakes and cupcakes, I don’t think there is a real need for making them from “scratch” when you have the option of getting the mixes. The dry ingredients are ready to go, you just need to add a few things, like oil and eggs.

I also used a can of whipped cream – because FUN! My toddler loved the spray can! It also made the icing really quick and easy and gave it a cloud-like texture.


White cake mix

Mini cupcake pan

Mini cupcake liners

Airheads Rainbow sweet and sour candy

Whipped Cream

Mini Rainbow Cloud Cupcakes


Preheat your oven to the temperature the mix suggests, usually 350 degrees.

Mix together the cake mix and fill the cupcake liners 3/4 full.

Bake the cupcakes until the tops bounce back when pressed. Mine took about 10 minutes.

Cut your rainbow strips down to your desired length. This will depend on how far apart you are going to set the cupcakes. I cut mine to about 4-5 inches.

After the cupcakes are cool, remove them from the pan. Set your cupcakes an inch or two apart and spray on the whipped cream to make it look like a cloud. Press one end of the rainbow through the whipped cream and slightly into the top of the cupcake. That will help it to stand up. Then insert the other end of the rainbow into the top of the other cupcake.

Ta da! Serve up the cutest little mini rainbow cloud cupcakes. This would make a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day or a birthday party.

Note: The whipped cream may not last long. If you won’t be serving these right away, I would suggest using a thicker frosting.

If you make these, please post a picture on Facebook. I would love to see how yours turned out.

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Mini Cupcake Pans

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Mini Cupcake Liners

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Cake Mix

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9 Comments on Mini Rainbow Cloud Cupcakes

  1. Wendy
    March 30, 2015 at 12:32 pm (1 year ago)

    I told my greamdothnr how you helped. She said, “bake them a cake!”

  2. Marina
    March 13, 2015 at 1:11 pm (1 year ago)

    Really cute 🙂 Love them!

    • Kristen Miller
      March 13, 2015 at 4:03 pm (1 year ago)


  3. Elizabeth
    March 6, 2015 at 11:10 am (1 year ago)

    What a sweet and simple idea! Love it. Thank you for sharing. Pinned. Found you at Inspired Bloggers!

    • Kristen Miller
      March 8, 2015 at 3:20 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks for sharing!

  4. Clare Speer
    March 6, 2015 at 7:10 am (1 year ago)

    Wow – these look “doable” and they are so pretty too!

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