Rainbow Tie Dye Cupcakes

21 Oct

These cupcakes are fun for kids and adults alike. They are also a really good idea if you are having a 70’s themed party. If you prefer you can make a whole cake in this style, rather than individual cupcakes. Either way this dessert is sure to be a hit.

Rainbow Tie Dye Cupcakes:

  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Food Coloring
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Sprinkles

To begin this recipe simply follow the directions on the box of the cake mix. Once the batter has been mixed, separate it into several bowls (at least four). Each bowl should have a relatively equal amount of batter. Next use food coloring to dye each bowl a different color.  I chose to dye mine blue, green, yellow, and coral.

Be generous with the food coloring, you want the color to be really vibrant (pastels don’t really scream tie dye.)

Next begin scooping your batter into a lined muffin tray. Add the colors one at a time, I started with green. do not overfill your cups, the first color should fill it about 1/4 of the way.

Next add your second color, but use slightly less batter this time. All you have to do is scoop your next color right on top, and then do the same with the next color. With each new color you should be using slightly less batter. To make up for this you should reverse the order in which you scoop when you do your second tray.

You DO NOT need to mix the colors together at all. As the cupcakes rise they will begin to take on a swirly tie dyed effect. By the time you have added all four colors it should look like the imaginary food they eat in the movie Hook. You know, the part where Peter calls Rufio a rude, lewd, crude bag of pre-chewed food dude and then they all have a brightly colored food fight. Classic movie.

Bake your cupcakes at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes. By the time they come out they should look something like this:

Pretty cool right? It always makes me sad frosting these because they are so pretty on top. Unfortunately cupcakes just aren’t cupcakes without frosting, plus it adds an element of surprise. I like to dye the frosting to match one of the colors in the cupcake. In this case I used a bright yellow.

I added sprinkles to match the rest of the colors in my cupcakes and voila, rainbow tie dye cupcakes. I guarantee all of your friends will be surprised and impressed when they bite into one of these.


One Response to “Rainbow Tie Dye Cupcakes”

  1. Melissa October 21, 2010 at 2:30 am #

    I am obsessed with these. I love, love, love, the yellow frosting. Perfect color.

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