Tie-Dye Cupcakes

by - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Prep Time – 35 Minutes Start to Finish – 1 Hour 20 Minutes    
Makes 24 cupcakes
1 Box Betty Crocker Super Moist white cake mix
Vegetable Oil
Egg Whites as called for on cake mix box
Food Coloring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple)
2 containers (1 lb each) Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy white frosting
Heat over to 350. Place white paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and egg whites. Divide batter evenly among 6 medium bowls. Add a different food color to each bowl to make red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Place 1 level teaspoon of each color batter into each muffin cup, layering colors in order of rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Do not stir! Each cup will be able 1/2 full. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove to cooling racks. Cool completely.
Divide frosting evenly among 3 medium bowls. Tint 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 blue with food colors. Refrigerate about 30 minutes. In large (16-inch) disposable decorating bag fitted with #6 star tip, place spoonfuls of each color of frosting side by side in bag, alternating colors and working up from tip of bag. Do not stir colors together. Starting at 12 o’clock on outer edge of each cupcake and using constant pressure on bag, pipe frosting clockwise for 3 rotations, working toward center and ending in small peak.
If I could go back and do it all again – I don’t think I’d make the cupcakes so primary color like. I wish they would have been more pastel like the pictures on the front of the Betty Crocker magazine (couldn’t find the pictures/recipe online anywhere). Pastel would have been a lot easier to clean up too! You should have seen my husband and I in the kitchen mixing the colors – we were like mad scientists!! Scooping the batter into the cups is REALLY hard too! I have no idea how they got it so even. I kinda of like the haphazard way my looked though. Gives them a “my five-year old” made these looks (without the five-year old of course). Anyways, here’s some pictures of my beauties…
Have you ever made tie-dye cupcakes before?  If so, send us your pictures!!
Written by Holly 

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