I was so excited when I came across these fun tie-dye cupcakes I had to share them with you! They even have swirl frosting to go along with them!
This is such a simple idea, but the kids will have so much fun helping you with them, and of course eating them! We are going to start with a boxed cupcake mix to make this super easy, but you could always use your own cupcake mix if you don’t do the boxed mixes.
What you need:
Cupcake mix and everything the box says you need to make the batter
Frosting (store-bought cans of frosting will probably be the easiest to use)
Ziploc bag (or piping bags)
Follow the directions on the cupcake mix to make up the batter.
Once you have the batter made up, divide it into a separate bowl for every color you want. If you want 4 colors, you will need 4 bowls. In this case, she used strawberry cupcake mix with strawberry frosting to get the pink base. I think if you used white cake mix and white frosting, you can really make some brilliant colors with this idea!
Add the colors you want to use to each bowl. Mix them up and add more food coloring until you achieve the colors you want to use in your cupcakes.
Spoon the mix into the cupcake pans, in whatever order you would like your colors to be in.
Take a toothpick, or knife and swirl the colors around a bit. Don’t swirl too much though or the colors will just blend together and won’t be tie-dyed. They will just be a color blob!
Then pop them in the oven and bake them according to the directions on the cake mix!
After you pull them out of the oven, let them cool off. This is what the swirls will be like on the inside of the cupcake:
Now for the frosting:
Take your can of store-bought frosting (or you could always make your own as well).
Divide it into a different bowl for each color you want to use.
Add the colors you want to each bowl, and mix it up, adding more food coloring until your desired color is reached.
Spoon the frosting into t piping bag or ziploc bags with tips cut off so you can squeeze the frosting through. Try to keep each color to a section of the bag. I think I might try using a different ziploc bag for each color and piping it on that way so they don’t get mixed together. (She used blue, pink, and purple on these cupcakes in the picture.)
Now they are ready for you to enjoy eating your art!
Thanks Debt Free Spending for sharing this with us!