The other day on Facebook, Kris, of JustKris fame, posted a photo of professionally made cupcakes with beautiful tie dyed frosting. My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree. That's when I decided I HAD to find out how to make them. A simple Google search of 'tie dyed cupcakes' yielded easy instructions, so I went out the next day to purchase everything I'd need to make them.
Start off with any white or yellow cake mix. I used white cake. Make the batter according to the directions on the box.
Line the muffin tin with paper cups
Divide the batter evenly into 6 bowls (one for each colour).
Use liquid food colouring for the batter dying.
Mix the colours per your taste; I used 30 drops of dye per bowl to start out for the red, yellow, green & blue, then added more as needed. For the orange and purple, I started somewhat conservatively with the dyes and then kept adding to achieve the desired shade.
I started by layering with the purple at the bottom, and building up in the colours of the rainbow with red on top. I knew I overfilled the first cup.
After doing 2 with rainbow layers, I started getting a little more creative with them. This cupcake is only red, orange and yellow.
Then I used a toothpick to swirl it a little. Don't mix too much or else the colours will run into each other.
Here's a swirly one that's only using blue, green and purple.
With my last bits of batter, I made one that had all 6 colours done in 3 layers. This is the bottom layer.
And the top.
Ready to go in the oven!!
A little overflow never hurt anyone. ;-D
Side view to show the layering effect.
The squeeze isn't much into sweets, especially not icing, so he asked me to save a couple un-iced ones for him. I was tickled to see that the tie dye effect carried through to the paper!
Waiting patiently for icing.