Light and Fluffy Rainbow Cupcakes

Light and Fluffy Rainbow Cupcakes
Decorating cupcakes is really easy with these light and fluffy Rainbow Cupcakes. Topped with fluffy icing and deliciously colorful homemade sprinkles, these tasty cakes are a great way to showcase your decorating skills
Makes: 12
Skill: Easy

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Designed by the talented Jennifer Streicher, Wilton Senior Cake Designer


  • 42g (3 tablespoons) Meringue powder
  • 400g Icing sugar
  • Kelly green icing colour
  • Lemon yellow icing colour
  • Orange icing colour
  • Pink icing colour
  • Sky blue icing colour
  • Teal icing colour
  • Violet icing colour
  • 720g to 840g of your Favourite Cupcake Recipe
  • 480g decorator icing white 480g (2 cups)

Step 1

  • Make sprinkles one day in advance. Beat meringue powder, icing sugar and 75ml (5 tablespoons) warm water in mixer until peaks form, about 10 minutes.
  • Icing Tip Keep all utensils completely grease-free for proper icing consistency.

Step 2

  • Divide icing into seven bowls (about 60g icing per bowl).
  • Tint icing green, yellow, orange, pink, blue, teal and violet using icing colours.
  • Prepare seven decorating bags with tip 2 and tinted icing.
  • On parchment paper, pipe several lines in each colour; let dry, about 3 to 4 hours

Step 3

  • Prepare sponge following recipe instructions.
  • Bake and cool cupcakes in cupcake cases.

Step 4

  • Prepare decorating bag with tip 2A and decorator icing. Pipe swirls on cupcakes.
  • Break up royal icing lines into small sprinkle shapes. Sprinkle on top of cupcakes.

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