Rainbow Connection Cupcakes for International Picnic Day!

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In honor of International Picnic Day, Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations is hosting a Muppets-themed “virtual” picnic. This means participating bloggers choose a letter of the alphabet, make something to bring to a picnic starting with that letter, and list all the letters/foods that come before. My letter is R, and I say,

“I’m going on a picnic, and I’m bringing:

Aloo Gobi; Blueberry Cucumber Salsa; Crispy Curry Fried Chicken; Dying for Chocolate Chocolate Cake; Eton Mess; Fish in a Jar; Golden Pillow Hee Ban; Hummingbird Cake; Ice Cream Sandwiches; Jersey Hot Dogs; Kahlua Mocha Ice Cream; Light and Soft Japanese Cheesecake; Ma’moul; Nettle Quinoa Tart; Oriental Pasta Salad; Pan de Mango; Quinoa Pizza Balls; and

Rainbow Connection Cupcakes in honor of Kermit the Frog’s “Rainbow Connection”.

Well, sort of. In my haste, I didn’t realize that my standard 4-color box of food coloring was out of red! Boo! I also realized I was out of cupcake papers. Jebus. Quick thinking resulted in making cupcakes (with extra sprays of Pam with flour) in the three other colors, frosting them with white buttercream, and then topping with red sprinkles. That works, right? Close enough!

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61 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hotly Spiced
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 20:23:04

    Well improvised. I love the rainbow cupcakes xx

  2. The Perky Poppy Seed
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 20:32:08

    I love rainbows:) and cupcakes.. rainbow cupcakes.. wow:):)

  3. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 20:39:53

    I love cupcakes and rainbows are just beautiful so the two together look and sound amazing!

  4. Monica
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 20:52:39

    Love how you think on your feet and work with what you have. Looks like it worked out great.

  5. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 21:07:22

    Works for me Yummy! Rainbow Connection Cupcakes are just perfect for our picnic. I call one of the blue ones!

    We are going to have a GREAT picnic Yummy. You can’t even imagine the array of foods we are going to have! “See” you there!

  6. Food,Photography & France
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 03:16:31

    Insane looking cakes….but I’m sure they’re delicious.

  7. Gloria
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 05:27:26

    oh these cupcakes look so nice🙂

  8. Norma Chang
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 06:04:27

    Your display sure is a rainbow collection.

  9. apuginthekitchen
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 06:57:44

    The rainbow cupcakes are beautiful and everything in your picnic basket sounds delicious.

  10. My Kitchen Stories
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 07:11:42

    Very cute indeed

  11. markd60
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 07:58:12

    They look very good, I like the blue ones, because no food in nature is blue. (blueberries are purple)

  12. kitchen flavours
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 10:18:08

    Lovely, colourful cheerful cupcakes! Love them! Reserve one sunny yellow for me please, it’s my favourite colour! See you at the picnic!

  13. ivysew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 10:34:48

    This is so colourful and really suitable for the picnic! I am coming with an empty stomach! See you at the picnic🙂

  14. andi winslow
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 12:23:45

    Very colorful and what a cute idea…………love cupcakes all colors and sizes andi

  15. Alison
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 12:27:22

    Beautiful cupcakes and a great picnic idea!!

  16. SandraM
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 14:39:00

    Love them! And now I have the song in my head! 🙂

  17. Inger Wilkerson
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 15:43:09

    Oh Muppet Song Cupcakes–how perfect for a Muppet themed picnic!

  18. Johanna GGG
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 20:29:59

    they look very cute – great for the picnic and how clever of you to get the muppets into your letter

  19. Bam's Kitchen (@bamskitchen)
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 20:50:57

    Great improvising! The muppets, especially the cookie monster and all of my cookie monster kids would love for those to be in their diet this week. Take Care, BAM

  20. Mary
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 20:54:33

    simply beautiful – love a cupcake – and these are gorgeous!!

  21. Melolimparfaite
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 00:07:15

    these cupcake are perfect for a picnic

  22. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway)
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 03:03:06

    Lol! what a great idea for a picnic. I used to love kermit the frog singing that song when I was a kid and I am sure I would love your cupcakes.

  23. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 06:13:08

    Aren’t you a quickie and those cupcakes would be perfect at a picnic.

  24. bakeawaywithme.com
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 07:04:35

    Love this post! How great to make cupcakes celebrating the muppets! And so apropos! I’d love to be sitting on your blanket at the picnic!

  25. Jenn and Seth
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 09:55:07

    these are so awesome! love it!

  26. Ameena
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 11:21:24

    These are very picnicky.🙂 Look delicious.

    PS: Aloo gobi on a picnic? I must check that link out.

  27. Tammy
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 14:09:55

    I love aloo gobi! This sounds so terrific. Cupcakes are very appropriate given the supreme court decision!

  28. tastytreats13
    Jun 29, 2013 @ 16:59:25

    The cupcakes looks great!

  29. Raymund
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 02:58:06

    Love those colours!

  30. cquek
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 09:33:08

    wonderful indeed

  31. canelakitchen
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 17:45:59

    these are cool and pretty!

  32. Daniela
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 17:56:21

    That’s what cooking is all about. Creating and improvising if necessary.
    You did a great job, the cupcakes look delicious!

  33. tracy
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 19:00:15

    Cupcakes are such a great picnic food. Your improvised cupcakes are beautiful.

    Tracy @ http://www.sunnydaystarrynight.com

  34. Betty
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 21:40:32

    These would be a welcome addition to any picnic, muppet or not! (I love Kermit the frog.)🙂

  35. Three Well Beings
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 00:12:53

    I completely missed International Picnic Day! What a loss! But I will have a picnic on Tuesday night, so I’m going to study your list of goodies and see what you inspire.🙂 And I’m all in favor of anything honoring Kermit!

  36. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 11:22:47

    So colorful and happy! Love it!

  37. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 18:49:09

    cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion!

  38. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 21:18:46

    Aw, I love Kermit! Such beautiful cupcakes in his honor. And way to think on your feet…I’d probably be heading to the grocery store for more food coloring:/

  39. Cakelaw
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 22:40:05

    These are so cute! Good save.

  40. Zoe
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 23:25:14

    It is always cheerful eating anything with rainbow colours. I bet everyone will love your rainbow cupcakes plus Kermit😀

  41. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 04:19:08

    Loving these rainbow cupcakes even without cupcake papers..

  42. kristy
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 05:10:36

    Oh my…I’m surely bringing these home with me. Do you mind??? >o< Thanks for sharing & have fun!
    Cheers, Kristy

  43. Beth
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 05:36:18

    Definitely close enough!

  44. Audrey Allure
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 09:12:42

    They look delicious!

  45. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 13:06:11

    impressive lil colorfull cupcakes!

  46. The Squishy Monster
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 13:24:40

    What a fun bring-along!

  47. moderngirlnutrition
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 16:57:34

    Cupcakes are just so fun to make! They are too cute

  48. lemongrovecakediaries
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 19:36:47

    Great post and what a great idea to have a virtual picnic! Your cupcakes are so cute!

  49. rebeccasubbiah
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 22:19:20

    love rainbows🙂 fun cupcakes

  50. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes
    Jul 03, 2013 @ 00:07:16

    Great job improvising!! I love the colors sooo much!

  51. Natalie
    Jul 03, 2013 @ 10:01:31

    Love these! So pretty and fun.

  52. Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    Jul 03, 2013 @ 10:01:41

    I didn’t know there was a Picnic Day, love picnics. Your cupcakes are so cute!

  53. Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious
    Jul 03, 2013 @ 18:51:08

    These look so much fun!

  54. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 01:38:37

    My kids are always attracted to colorful food! These are fun cupcakes!

  55. Culinary Flavors
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 05:13:50

    The colors are stunning!

  56. chanknits
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 12:16:50

    What a fun, colorful addition to the picnic!

  57. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 13:32:14

    How fun! I love the rainbow cupcakes. So cute!

  58. Cake Whiz (@cakewhiz)
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 14:12:57

    Way to go! That’s some quick thinking there😉
    Even with all the improvising, i think your cupcakes turned out so pretty and colorful😀

  59. cakewhiz
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 14:45:57

    bhfvjh

  60. confessionsofaculinarydiva
    Jul 04, 2013 @ 17:37:34

    What a fun picnic! I love the Rainbow Connection cupcakes, reminds me of being a kid in the 70’s! Happy 4th of July –

  61. Amelia
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 10:12:37

    Hi Yummychunklet, cute rainbow cupcake. You’re very innovative.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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