Tie-Dye Cupcakes 101

April 28, 2010 at 11:46 am , by

One of our hippie-at-heart staffers (that’s you Lisa!) has two favorite things—tie-dye and cupcakes. So for her birthday, I decided to combine the two for the ultimate birthday surprise: tie-dye cupcakes! They’re actually pretty easy to make. Start by making plain vanilla cake batter as you normally would, and then evenly pour the batter into five different small bowls. Use food coloring to dye each bowl of cake batter a different color:

Now comes the time-consuming part; spoon about a tablespoon of each color into the cupcake tins. I started with purple on the bottom, then blue, green, yellow and finally, red. Once that’s done, pop them into the oven and bake them according to the instructions. Mine were in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Here’s how they turned out:

I love how they look fresh out of the oven—so fun! Then I just topped them with vanilla cream cheese icing, and added some pretty sprinkles for extra pizazz:

Ta-da! They turned out great (and tasted pretty good too). They’re even more fun to look at after you take a bite:

Do you have any fun recipes you love to make? Tell us in the comments!

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13 Responses to “Tie-Dye Cupcakes 101”

  1. This is such a great idea! Love it!

  2. How lucky am I have to have such sweet (and talented!) friends and coworkers?! And Sonia, they taste far better than “pretty good.” They are DELICIOUS!!!! And very groovy!! :)

  3. And they’re delicious as well!!

  4. Wow, that is so cool!! Very groovy!!

  5. Sweet! You should come home and make those. ;D

  6. I love the bright colors–so fun. Thanks for sharing your tips. :)

  7. How fun! Looks like an easy enough recipe … I’ll think I’ll try it and share with my yoga-hippie buddies! Happy Birthday, Lisa! :D

  8. these look so good! happy birthday, lisa!

  9. looks like a hidden talent!

    Sooooo, you want your own (georgetown) cupcake factory???

    impart your new ideas!

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  12. About how many drops of food coloring did you use in each bowl? The color looks so vibrant and saturated.

  13. I only used 3-4 drops each. I actually started to run out of the blue coloring and it still turned out pretty well.