With little man N’s Naming Day theme being rainbow and a rainbow featuring on his main cake, I had my thinking cap on for some kind of rainbow themed cupcakes to go with it which can easily be made in my kitchen with the latest appliances and utensils. You don’t even need a piping nozzle for this and it’s okay for it to look a bit messy. They also feature a fab retro sweet! Perfect for any rainbow themed party.

Ingredients (makes 12)

  • 150 g butter
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 150 g self raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Butter cream icing
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 250 g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • rainbow belts
  • Preheat oven to gas 4 / 350F / 180C. Place cupcake cases into a 12 hole muffin tin.
  • Cream together the butter & sugar until light & creamy.
  • Beat in the eggs, adding a little flour each time. Beat in the remaining flour and the vanilla until mixture is well combined, smooth & creamy.
  • Divide the mixture between the cases.
  • Bake for 15-20 mins, until a skewer or cocktail stick inserted comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the butter cream icing, beat the butter until smooth & creamy.
  • Add half the icing sugar and beat until well combined.
  • Add the rest of the icing sugar and the vanilla and beat until smooth & creamy.
  • When the cupcakes are cool, take the palette knife and spread butter cream on top of each cupcake. It doesn’t matter if it’s lumpy on there as it gives it a ‘cloud’ like texture.
  • Take the teaspoon and spoon a small blob onto two sides of each cupcake. Again it doesn’t matter if it looks a little messy.
  • Before the icing starts to set, take a rainbow belt – if they are a little long you may need to chop a bit off – and put one end into each blob of icing so it is curved like a rainbow.
  • Enjoy!


I'm Stacey, in my (very) early 30's, from a small village in North Lincolnshire. I'm a stay at home mum to two boys and a mental dog. You'll find me blogging mainly about food & lifestyle with a bit of random thrown in.

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  1. These are so sweet! #TastyTuesdays

  2. These are gorgeous, I've made them before and used marshmallows as clouds! Hope they went down well on the day 🙂

  3. These are utterly stunning, so unique too! Love them! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  4. I love the rainbows! #Tastytuesday

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