Make a beautiful rainbow of color with this simple My Little Pony & Rainbow Dash cupcake display. With colorful Skittles, you can create this cupcake rainbow for your special event.
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Cupcakes – we used a Vanilla cake mix (adding 8 oz. sour cream to the recipe)
Buttercream – see recipe below
Blue food color
Skittles (I used 3 bags for 12 cupcakes
My Little Pony figurine
1 cup (2 sticks) butter (salted, or unsalted)
1 cup Crisco shortening
1/4 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
4 – 6 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (best quality available)
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream, half and half or milk.
* In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix softened butter and crisco together.
* Add salt (if needed).
* One cup at time, add 2-3 cups of powdered sugar, beating after each addition.
* Add vanilla, or other flavorings and beat to combine.
* Add about 1 tablespoon of cream, and continue beating.
* Add the remaining 2-3 cups powdered sugar, one at a time.
* Add an additional 1-2 tablespoons cream until desired consistency is reached. If you want to pipe the frosting on cupcakes, the frosting should be nice and thick. Continue to beat another minute or so. The frosting should now be smooth and fluffy.