Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tie-Dye Cupcakes

It's been a while since I last posted. Guess what? We are gonna have a baby...due in about 7 weeks! It's amazing how time has gone by so fast!

Well, here's my latest food adventure: Tie-Dye Cupcakes.

I had been reading some cooking blogs online, and for some reason, those cupcakes caught my eye. They looked like fun to make, so I did a little research. They look hard and complicated to make, but they're actually really simple. Just a few extra bowls and spoons to wash.

All you really need is:
  • *white cake batter (either mix or homemade)
  • *food coloring
  • *frosting (if you want)
  • *bowls
  • *spoons
  • *muffin pan

With this one, I used a white cake mix and made batter according to the directions on the box.

4 bowls of plain batter, a box of food coloring (neon!) and the cake mix box.

Hubby wanted to join in, and he had a blast adding the food coloring. His shirt says it all!

Hubby and me spooning the different colors in each cup (no mixing! Just gently spooning each color on top of each other randomly).

Cupcakes getting ready to warm up in the preheated oven (350F according to the box directions).

Same batch of cupcakes all baked up beautifully!

Close up of the first batch of cupcakes

Close up of the cupcake that I just had to try. It looked sooooo good, after frosting it with homemade buttercream frosting.

Now startin' to undress the sweet cupcake...

Beautiful insides. Definitely looks tie-dyed, huh? :) It was definitely yummy.

Buttercream frosting recipe (from the C&H powdered sugar box)

1 lb. box of powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk (I added a little bit more since it was so thick)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 stick salted butter (softened)

Beat with electric mixer 2 minutes, scraping bowl often. For thinner consistency, add milk a little at a time. Frosts one 8-inch 2-layer cake.


marissa said...

soooooooo cool and creative cant wait to try it :] thanks and good luck with the baby

Laura Daniel said...

Wow! These are awesome cupcakes! I just saw them on cupcakestakethecake and googled to see what I could find and your blog came up! Lucky I found it, it would be a shame to miss seeing such an awesome creation! Maybe i'll give it a try and see what happens!
Check out my blog I have made some sweet penguin cupcakes featured in my favorite blogs section under my profile pic!

Anonymous said...

wow those look absolutely beautiful and delicious! i really like the colors you used!