I made these cupcakes recently for a paintball birthday party. They are so fun and deceptively simple to make. Start with your favorite cupcake (I used vanilla)... here's a link to a dairy-free version - Dairy-free Vanilla Cupcakes. You could use any flavor you like!
1 batch cupcakes of your favorite flavor
1 batch frosting (something white works best)
gumballs in assorted colors
food coloring in assorted colors
Frost your cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting (or you could also use cream cheese frosting). Here's a vanilla bean buttercream that's delicious! Click here.
Color about 1/4 cup each of yellow, green, blue, red to match whatever color gumballs you have. Place each colored frosting in a separate ziplock bag. Trim a small piece from the corner of each bag and pipe a small amount of frosting in various colors on each frosted cupcake. This creates the "paint splatter."
Top the cupcakes with a gumball in corresponding color as the "paintball" on top of each "paint splatter."
Enjoy! (kids will love these)