This post is done in partnership with DreamWorks, all opinions are my own.


On the scale of movies our family is excited about, the DreamWorks Trolls release is pretty high up there. My kid’s are obsessed and I’m in nostalgic heaven watching and remembering my own collection as a child. We’re preparing for a viewing party when the DVD officially releases on February 7, and even though we already watched the movie once in the theatre, something about inviting friends over to watch it at home is an entirely new experience.

We whipped up bright trolls inspired rainbow sprinkle dyed cupcakes and used my favorite trick of unrolling a package of wrapping paper on the table to create an easy backdrop for the viewing. Whenever we need a fun tablecloth for a party, I find a wrapping paper that fits the bill and just roll it out. The paper can instantly transform our dinning room and costs only a couple bucks to do. This way I also don’t feel bad when it has to be immediately thrown out after the party, because of messy kids and spilled drinks.

Sprinkle Dyed Cupcakes

Topping sprinkle dyed cupcakes with actual trolls has them do double duty as favors! Just make sure you wash the bottom of the dolls thoroughly before sticking them into frosting that the kids will devour.


Sprinkle dyed cupcakes

Rainbow Sprinkle Dyed Cupcakes

To make the rainbow sprinkle dyed cupcakes you will need:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 whole egg plus 1 egg white, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Cupcake holders (we made a mini version)
  • Your favorite frosting recipe
  • Rainbow jimmie sprinkles


Rainbow Sprinkle Dyed Cupcakes

1. Preheat an oven to 350°F. Line a mini 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the sugar and butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and add the egg and egg white one at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in the vanilla and 2 cups of the jimmies sprinkles.

4. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the milk in 2 additions, beating until just combined; scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat just until no traces of flour remain, about 30 seconds; do not overbeat.

5. Divide the batter evenly in the muffin cups, filling each about three-fourths full. Bake until the cupcakes are lightly golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Then transfer the cupcakes to the rack and let cool completely, about 1 hour.

6. Frost the cupcakes with your favorite frosting. Garnish with extra sprinkles and fun bright accessories to complete the look.

The sprinkles melt inside the cupcakes making them burst with color, such a fun way to serve a sweet treat.

Rainbow Sprinkled Dyed Cupcakes


I would definitely suggest a viewing of the new DreamWorks Trolls DVD and a batch of these colorful sprinkle cupcakes for a fun family night at home. The DVD will release on February 7 and you can buy it right here.

(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Ashlyn Savannah Photo).