Friday, August 27, 2010

Tie Dye Cupcakes

I think these are just adorable.
Rainbow cupcakes!
whoever came up with them is a genius, i say.

I used two or three drops of food colouring only, although many recipes say that a whole bottle of colouring is needed.

I do suggest making the colour a little darker than what you want because it kind of lightens in the oven.

How do you do it?
Really, really easy peasy.

you don't even need home-made cupcake batter.
(although i did use home made cake batter because i find it more reassuring).

-cupcake batter (if it is the mix kind just prepare it as the box instructs but DO NOT BAKE yet)
-Food colouring
-5 plastic cups (or more if you want more colours)
-Cupcake pan with cupcake liners
-Plastic forks (i find forks mix better than spoons)


-Separate cupcake batter evenly into plastic cups

-Colour the batter in each cup a different colour. i used orange, pink, purple, blue and green.

-mix it well with a fork

-Take one colour (note that this will be the colour of the bottom of your cupcake) and drop even scoops into each cupcake liner. Take a second colour and drop scoops of it on top of your base colour.

-Do this for all yoru colours until you have no more left.

-At this point you can choose to use a toothpick to stir the colours gently so you geet a marbles effect. but i didn't do this.

-Bake as per normal. You do not have to flatten your batter in the liners before baking because they even out in the oven.

They are so simple and so fun and crazy.
You could use aluminium wrappers and cover the top of the cupcake with frosting so that nobody suspects the crazy colours that lie within.

You could also mix the colours for special occasions.
Like Green and red for christmas?
Blue and red for Independance day?

Go crazy.


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