Party Panache, Rainbow Cupcakes

 

Our little leprechaun, CC, celebrated her St. Pat’s birthday early this year

 

 

 

 

“Mom, would you please handle getting cupcakes for her party?”

“Her theme is rainbow, and we’ll need probably 36…”

 

 

 

 

“No problem” I replied…

Well that was about 2 weeks ago,

and I got busy checking local bakeries for selections and prices

I quickly discovered that full size bakery cupcakes can cost $4+ a piece

A quick math calculation sent me to Pinterest to look for recipes/ideas

 

 

photo source

 

 

These rainbow batter cupcakes from Dessert Now Dinner Later looked perfect

I could make them for a fraction of the price

and they were cuter than anything I could find in the local bakeries

 

 

 

 

Then life happened…

Last Monday I woke up to a text from HHjr,

“Big E is asleep upstairs, he has the stomach virus and was up all night,

I’ll be back as soon as I drop Super Boy at school”

Uh oh…

Multi-generational living has occasional down sides ๐Ÿ™ƒ

 

 

 

 

Luckily for me, Big E went to his mom’s to recuperate…

I had planned to go shopping for cupcake decorations, but it was raining buckets

and I wasn’t feeling that great myself

 

 

 

 

So, Amazon to the rescue!

If I didn’t feel like making the rainbow batters,

I could make just plain or confetti cupcakes and dress them up with these extras

 

 

 

 

The next day when I woke up,

I realized that the runny nose that I thought was allergies

wasn’t allergies, but a full blown cold ๐Ÿคง

 

 

 

 

By the end of the week, I realized I didn’t have the energy to bake

nor did I want to risk spreading germs so I ended up ordering cupcakes

I discovered I could order just plain yellow cupcakes for $2 each

They would come boxed with fluffy icing and sprinkles

All I had to do was add the rings and wrappers

 

 

 

The rainbow wrappers have slits to adjust to 3 sizes,

so I was able to make them fit perfectly

 

 

 

 

For a finishing touch, a rainbow ring topper

that also serves as a party favor

 

 

 

 

By this time, Big E was all better,

{he was sick for 24 hours, me, over a week, agh!}

After much hand washing,

he was in charge of putting the rings on top and the cakes in the wrappers

 

 

 

 

 

Party Ready!ย  ๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽˆ

 

 

 

 

So I guess the point of all this is

If you look hard enough, you will find a rainbow…

There’s always a rainbow after a storm…

Oh I know!!

 

 

 

 

Cupcakes make everything better!!

 

 

 

 

Try these Baileys Cupcakes for a lucky St. Pat’s treat โ˜˜๏ธ

 

Juicy Details

Rainbow Cupcake Wrappers/Amazon here

Rainbow Cupcake Rings/Amazon here

 

๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿฅณย  ๐ŸŽˆ

 

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Comments
28 Responses to “Party Panache, Rainbow Cupcakes”
  1. Ann Woleben says:

    Good grief – what a week for you and the family! Hope you are all feeling much better. Love the cupcake ideas~

    • Oh, thanks Ann, luckily I have been able to stay home and hibernate, or I guess the new phrase is “self quarantine”… the cupcakes were cute, the kids loved them ๐ŸŒˆ

  2. Jenna, I hope you are feeling better. The cupcakes are darling and I know CCโ€™s party was fun and she loved it. You came up with a good solution to the dilemma. Take care of yourself!

  3. Oh those cupcakes are darn cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Nancy says:

    Glad it all came together in the end! They are quite cute!

    Feel better my friend!

  5. These are all darling! I adore cupcakes and I know the party was delightful. But I’m not so glad to hear you are under the weather. I hope you rest and recuperate and are at full force soon.

  6. Well, it looks like Plan B worked out really well! I absolutely love the little rainbow rings, and I’m sure they were a hit! Be well!

  7. Michelle says:

    I hope everyone is feeling better now!! The cupcakes look delicious! I hope CC had a wonderful birthday!

  8. Jemm, I hope you are feeling better now. Fighting a cold takes itโ€™s toll. What darling cupcakes and those rainbow rings are perfect. The day is saved. Looks like CC had a fabulous birthday.

  9. Rosie M. says:

    Loved your post today, Jenna. I could follow your thought processes through each step and marveled at your ability to adapt! I tend to panic! Your solutions all worked beautifully and CC’s celebration looked like a success. Take care of yourself and feel better soon.

    • ha, thanks Rosie, I didn’t feel strong enough to panic ๐Ÿ˜‚ but I was disappointed I couldn’t go to her party…we are going to celebrate again on her real birthday on the 17th…

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh drat it Jenna, I’m just reading this, been slow for reading posts this week. I hope you are much better now. Unfortunately the young ones easily carry to all of us grands and it takes us longer. Glad you found a solution to your cupcakes, they are adorable. CC is darling with her balloons. A belated Happy Birthday to CC……

    • Thank you Emily, I don’t know how I got this stupid cold, the boys were gone the whole week before I got this, I can’t even blame them!! I will say, this weather has made it easy to stay home ! โ˜”๏ธ

  11. pattyanneart says:

    The cupcakes were so cute, Jenna! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’š Hope you feel better soon.

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    So glad you are on the mend Jenna, continue to get lots of rest and push the fluids. Hope you don’t have that terrible hacking cough that lasts for weeks. The cupcakes looked so good and the rainbow ring with sprinkles made them perfect for her birthday theme. She is such a cutie, love her smile. Happy that the party was a success. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰

  13. lghiggins says:

    Great save!

  14. Jill Kuhn says:

    Sounds like quite a week for you! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Your cupcakes look yummy and I love the rainbow party favor rings. Amazon is great! I hope you are feeling much better, Jenna! ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜

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