Wednesday, July 22, 2009


hello all of the cupcake lovers out there!

I'm Victoria, Daniel's older sister. i seem to have a fond feeling for cupcakes, although i never eat them, i enjoy baking them. I inherited this love for making cupcakes, cakes and stuff from my Grams before she passed away.

Yesterday i found the ultimate cupcake recipe online. i

It’s the $hit!(‘cuse me but there is no other way to describe it!)


rainbow cupcakes!


here it goes!!!

to make only twelve cupcakes;

one box of white cake, whatever company, they all taste the same to me,

six different food colors, gels work really well in this case, just to get the really bright colors.

six different bowls, six different spoons.

for the surprise, 1 1/2 cups of Sprite (or clear soda).

006All you do is pour the powder cake mix into a large bowl, add the sprite, and mix.

all you do is substitute the sprite for all of the original ingredients that are suppose to go into the cake. easy peasy lemon squeezy!


separate the cake into six even portions.  and add your food coloring.




then for the fun part, add even amounts of the colors to each cup. whatever color you put last will be most dominant.

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This cupcake pan was my grandma – it has special memories and brings good karma to cupcake making! She use to make us awesome cupcake treats.

sweet, huh?!Look at all the purdy colors


bake for the normal amount of time according to your box, generally 16 minutes at 350.


Let them cool.


Here is one cut open......I LOVE THEM.



mix a 16 oz. container of cool whip and one vanilla pudding mix (the small box), it kind of gets a little messy if you do it in the container, but hey, who gives a hoot?


clean up time! its a good thing to have your kitchen clean, and dish washer cleaned out before you start.

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super fun! What a great thing to do with your kids.  I want to see pics if you do it.  Get fun and inventive. Super cool!


Anonymous said...

can i have those cupcakes for my birthday?! please!

love sister c

Sander said...

I am soooo going to make these! My only question is, for the pudding mix, do you use instant or cooked?

Melanie said...

Ooops! That would be instant pudding. Just mix the pudding powder with the cool whip.

Anonymous said...

I love this. I wish I knew this before we ordered cupcakes(from my aunt) for Memphis's birthday party tomorrow. I really love that you used Gerber baby spoons to mix the colors.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh my gosh, I love this! I wrote down the directions. We are SO going to make them this weekend!

Harmony said...

I did that for a whole cake for Easter - isn't it fun!

(btw...with all the food coloring, the toddler had GREEN poop for a week afterward..just sayin :) )

Melanie said...

THANKS for the warning!!
It is such fun. In fact my daughter made them for her softball teams last game yesterday and then made them again tonight for some friends that were coming over! They are a hit!

Keri said...

What a super fun recipe! Never would have thought Sprite could substitute the original ingredients. Love the simplicity. Even better is all the vibrant colors. I'll be whipping up a batch of these for Logan's class this fall. I'm sure Levi and I will have fun making them and eating them too!