Bright colors, pots of gold, blue skies…what's not to love about a rainbow birthday cake? Whether you've got a rainbow-obsessed kid or just want to get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit, we've rounded up recipes and smart tips for recreating them without the fuss.
Colorful Cupcakes We love how simple these rainbow cupcakes are to make: Just buy a few boxes of vanilla cake mix, make the batter and then separate it into five bowls. Add food coloring to get the colors of the rainbow, and then pour each color into the cupcake pan one layer at a time. (For the best results, follow this tip: After pouring each layer, dip your finger in water to smooth over the mix before pouring the next -- it keeps the colors from blending together.) And once they're out of the oven and cooled, add a dollop of vanilla frosting on top for the cloud.