With Mardi Gras fast approaching (March 8th!) it's time to plan out your sweet treats for your Fat Tuesday celebration. There is the traditional King Cake of course, but set out these purple, green and yellow cupcakes and your guests will be triply delighted when they bite into them!
Mardi Gras 3 Color Cupcakes
- White Cake Batter (I used a boxed mix)
- Food Coloring - yellow, green, and blue /red mixed for purple
- 3 Bowls and Spoons
- Muffin Pan and Cupcake Liners
Make your cake batter according the recipe or instructions (I used a boxed mix for my cupcakes). Separate into 3 bowls.
Add a few drops of food coloring to each of the bowls to make seperate colored batters, mixing red and blue to get the purple batter. I used quite a bit of food coloring to make these colors nice an bright.
Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 of the way with the colored batters. The easiest way is to gently spoon the colors on top of each other. Do not mix!
Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe or instructions on the box, and let them cool before frosting and adding sprinkles!