Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tie Dye Cupcakes

If you know me well, you know my undying love for cupcakes. The moist delicious mini cakes are perfect for snacking, and can be made so many different ways. Yum! For those of us who don't have the time or skill to bake from scratch, here is a SUPER EASY and fun recipe from a box!! So without further ado, I present to you : TIE DYE CUPCAKES, or CUPCAKE SURPRISE, or ( insert your name)'s fantablous five star cupcakes!! Whatever you want really...


Box of white/yellow cake batter (including ingredients called for on box i.e. eggs, and vegetable oil)
Cupcake or muffin baking tray
Cupcake paper cups
2-6 different colors of food coloring
Frosting of your choice
Sprinkles or decor of your choice


Simply buy a box of any white/yellow cake mix. Vanilla, White, French Vanilla, Yellow, Butter, Golden, and Lemon all work. Follow the directions on the box to make the batter. Usually you just add eggs, oil and water and whisk.


Separate the batter into 3-6 different bowls. (Depending on how many colors you have, but remember too many colors makes it difficult to prepare) I used 4 pastel colors.


Add 2-3 drops of food coloring to each bowl. You may even mix the food coloring to create diff colors like lavender or lime green, e.t.c..


Now the fun part! Line a muffin or cupcake tray with paper cups, and preheat the oven according to the box. Pour small amounts of each batter into each paper cup. Be creative! Layer them, spiral them, whatever you like! Remember, you don't have to use each color in one cup. Some can have only 2 colors if you like. Note*** ONLY fill cups 2/3 of the way or they will overflow when baking.

Once the cupcakes have baked and COOLED. You are ready for STEP 5:

Frost and decorate!! Use any frosting and decorations you like. I like to stick with Vanilla, because it surprises people when they bite into the cupcake and find a rainbow! If you want however, you can mix some food coloring into the frosting and make colored frosting. :)

LASTLY, you want to take a bite!

And there you have it!

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