Rainbow cupcakes with a pot of gold are easy to make and a perfect treat for Saint Patrick’s Day cupcakes (or any occasion)!  Fluffy white clouds hold a candy rainbow.  Of course, there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

I love to celebrate holidays and have shared some great stuff here at Skip to my Lou for St. Patrick’s Day! Check out my St. Patrick’s Day Printables or this recipe for green popcorn, it’s perfect to munch on! Decorate your house with these crochet shamrocks.

Rainbow cupcakes with a blue sky, fluffy white clouds,  with candy rainbow in the clouds, and a pot of gold St Patricks Day cupcake

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These rainbow cupcakes couldn’t be any simpler with the use of candy to make all the details.  A chocolate Rolo dipped in glittery gold sugar makes the perfect pot of gold. The whimsy of the cupcakes comes to life with the use of candy as rainbow cupcake decorations.

DIY Rainbow Cupcake Supplies

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  • You can actually ask your local grocery store to frost cupcakes with blue frosting and no decorations. This will remove a few steps. Then all you need to do is add the white frosting and decorations.
  • If you want to use the frosting in plastic containers from the grocery store you might have to add some powdered sugar to stiffen it up to help it hold the candy rainbow.
  • When you cannot find gold coarse shimmer sugar an alternative to use is gold sprinkles.

How to Make Rainbow Cupcakes with a Pot of Gold

Frost cupcakes with blue frosting. Pipe on fluffy white frosting with a 1/4 to 1/2 inch plain round pastry tip. Frosting needs to be stiff to help keep the candy rainbow in place.

cupcake with sky blue frosting and two sets of three white clouds on two opposite sides of the the cupcake; there is a piping bag with tip beside the cupcake

Cut AirHead Xtremes in half and place the ends into the white frosting. Add more white frosting if you want extra “clouds”. Be sure to not cut the AirHead rainbow candy too long. This will make a saggy rainbow.

air heads xtremes rainbow inserted into the clouds, arching from one set of clouds to the other; a package of air heads xtremes candy rainbows is lying beside the cupcake

Pipe white frosting on the bottom of a Rolo candy. Dip the frosting in gold coarse sugar.

pot of gold made of a Rolo, white frosting and course gold colored sugar for cupcakes; there is a pot of cold added to the top of the cupcake and one decorated beside the cupcake; a package of rolos, piping bag with tip, and bowl of course gold sugar set beside the cupcake

Place the candy pop of gold at the end of the rainbow.

four completely decorated rainbow pot of gold cupcakes

How cute are those Airhead Extreme rainbow cupcakes? The best part was they are super easy.

Rainbow Cupcakes on a white plate

I hope you enjoy these easy and cute St. Patty’s cupcakes!

More Rainbow Cupcake Ideas!

You might also like to see how easy it is to give cupcakes rainbow frosting. Simply dip each layer of frosting in another color of sanding sugar.

5 cupcakes decorated with rainbow colored layers of frosting; the layers are white frosting, each layer is dipped in the following colors of sanding sugar: red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and blue. topped with  a round red candy in the center

If you want the cake rainbow-colored it is super easy to color batter with food coloring. Whip up your own white cake or use a white cake mix. Make sure the batter is light and fluffy. Divide the batter between small bowls. Add a few drops of gel food coloring to each bowl and mix.

Layering the colors fill cupcake liners and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Here are all the details on how to make marbled rainbow cupcakes. These little rainbow cupcake cakes perfect for a birthday party.

rainbow colored cupcake with bite out; the cake multiple colors starting from the bottom they are: red, orange, yellow, greens and blue, with white frosting and multi colored sprinkles

More Rainbows!

Need more rainbow ideas? Rainbow sprinkles make these cookies so colorful! The best part these cookies can be made in minutes with the help of a cake mix.

Funfetti Cookies

funfetti cookies on silver plater and white counter; there is also a small white bowl filled with multi-colored sprinkles

This hanging rainbow cloud is an easy sewing project for kids that will look great hanging in their room.  What a sense of satisfaction and pride they will receive.

hanging rainbow cloud

Rainbow Party Ideas

rainbow ice cubes in glass

If you didn’t find a bright craft above check out these rainbow crafts.

…. and if you need a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow try these pot of gold cupcakes.

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  1. These are perfect & so cute!! These would be gone within minutes at my house! They look so fluffy & that frosting is so creamy!

  2. I’ve seen these cupcakes on Pinterest and now I have a reason to make them! The Rolo for the pot of gold is genius! Thanks!

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