End of the Rainbow Cupcakes

It’s not like the next cupcakes are anything new. There are a gazillion adorable rainbow cupcakes out in blog land but thought I would do my version of them today. I’m calling these ones: End of the Rainbow Cupcakes….

End of the Rainbow Cupcakes. Cute and easy. Recipe and tutorial on { lilluna.com } #stpatricksday

What do you think?

They were inspired by these beauties that I found at Target in the Easter section for a few bucks:

They are obviously meant for Easter for Easter Basket Cupcakes, but I thought “those kinda look like Rainbows….hmmmm….I think these would be great for a St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcake!” So, that’s what I did!

{You can notice that my kids liked them too and shook them about a bit breaking a few of them – haha!}


-Cupcake mix and ingredients to make

-Green frosting

-Wilton Cupcake Easter Basket Kit

-Rolos/Gold Coins

-Grass Tip


All I did was make regular Funfetti Cupcakes…

Then I used my grass piping tip to add grass to the top.

{Don’t look too close cuz I can’t pipe worth beans!}

I then stuck in the rainbows and threw on a rolo for the “pot of gold”.

St. Patrick's Cupcakes on { lilluna.com }

St. Patrick's Cupcakes on { lilluna.com }

You can even throw on some Chocolate Gold Coins instead of Rolos. I found mine at Joann’s in the checkout section.

St. Patrick's Cupcakes on { lilluna.com }

And if you’re looking for an even easier version you can do these which are just frosted with a gold coin in the middle.

St. Patrick's Cupcakes on { lilluna.com }

Fun, easy and festive. I LOVE it!

St. Patrick's Cupcakes on { lilluna.com }

For another fun St. Patrick’s Day Dessert be sure to check out these great Pot O Gold Cake Pops:

St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Pops. SO cute!! Tutorial and recipe on { lilluna.com }


Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    These are precious! How great are the rainbows!!! You did an incredible job! Thanks for sharing! Bonnie 😉
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    • 2

      Thank you, Bonnie! GLad you like them. I’m all about cute and simple (and easy!!) 😀 Have a great weekend. XO

  2. 3

    Kristyn- Those cupcakes are ridiculously cute! Super job! Smiles, Jill
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    • 4

      Thanks for the kind words, Jill! So glad you like them!! And thanks for stopping by – I always look forward to your comments. :) XO

  3. 5

    Great Job! I really like the idea. I’m definitely making this!
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  4. 7

    So creative! What a simple and fun idea :)
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    • 8

      Thank you! One of these days I may use them for Easter cupcakes but knew they would be super easy St. Patty’s cupcakes. Let me know if you try them out. :)

  5. 9

    These are great! I am hosting a St. Patrick’s day party for my 3 year old and his friends and they will love these! I’m sure I will not be able to find the kit, but I have some left over candy canes from Christmas that I think I can use to make the rainbows! Thanks for posting!

    • 10

      You’re welcome! Leftover candy canes would be perfect – especially the Spree or Rainbow kind. Great idea!! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  6. 11

    Oh my goodness! These are so cute!
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    • 12

      You’re so sweet, Lisa!! Glad you like them although I’m sure yours would have turned out way more professional than mine. :)

  7. 13

    They are adorable, such a cute idea for St. Patricks day. Thank you for sharing – now off to Target to find that kit! :)
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    • 14

      Thank you – glad you like them! Were you able to find the kit? They are with the Wilton items in the Easter section. :)

  8. 15

    Hey Lil’ Genius! What a great idea!! I’m so, very impressed with your piping skills…I think you did a fab job! :)
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    • 16

      You’re so sweet, Emily! My piping skills are horrible! I took a Wilton cake decorating class like 10 years ago and haven’t touched my stuff since then but I will admit the grass tip makes it easier. :) LOL!

  9. 17

    My lil Em keeps asking if the leprechaun is coming this year {because he did last year} These would be a cute treat from ‘him’
    SO darling!!!!
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  10. 19

    Ohh, these look so yummy! The kiddos would love this! I would love you to stop by and link up at my little Friday Frolic party:) Have a fabulous weekend!!
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  11. 20

    Oh my goodness are these ever the cutest!! I hope you’ll add these to my St. Patty’s Day Project Parade.

    By the way I love the new blog look! Very nice!

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  12. 21

    OMG! That is just too stinkin’ cute! I wouldn’t even want to eat it! Of course, I’m sure that would last all of about .5 seconds! lol I would love for you to stop by and link to my Sew Crafty Saturday Party!

  13. 22

    SO incredibly cute Kristyn!! Love! Just tweeted and pinned!
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  14. 23

    These are the cutest rainbow cookies! My husband is from Ireland so Paddy’s Day is a favorite holiday in our house! Would love if you’d have time to put these on my Destination: Inspiration linky party on Teagan’s Travels!


    Thanks and Cheers!
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    • 24

      Thank you! So glad you like them…. and so fun your hubby is Irish and probably has an accent too! SO fun! :)

  15. 25

    those are great. I love the pot of gold. I would have tried really hard to come up with something for that. I like the gold coin idea too. I had no idea that they make cupcake basket kits with partial candy canes like that!

    • 26

      Thank you so much, Brittany! And I had no idea they sold them either until I saw them at Target. I think they are new this year. :) Thanks for stopping by and say hi. Hope you can come back again soon. XO

  16. 27

    I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  17. 28

    I wonder if rainbow licorice would work?
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  18. 29

    I ment fruit by the foot not licorice
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