Monday, January 31, 2011

Tie-Dye Cupcakes

Saturday was my baby shower! I got so many cute gifts and baby cloths. Sadly, we didn't take a SINGLE picture. For some reason it just didn't cross anyone's mind. Pretty bummed about that.
But, for my shower I decided I'd pitch in and do some of the work. One thing I decided I was going to do was make some Tie-Dye Cupcakes! This is what you need to make them..

1 White Cake Mix
Food Coloring
Cupcake Liners
Your favorite frosting

You make the cake batter as directed on on the box. Next, divide the batter into as many bowls as you'd like. I did three. Next, use your food coloring to dye each bowl of batter.
 Scoop a spoonful of each colored batter and put it in the cupcake liner. Don't stir the batters together, otherwise you wont achieve the tie-dye effect.
Bake cupcakes as directed on box. Once they have cooled, frost them with your favorite frosting. I did a Vanilla butter cream frosting and dyed it pink!
I didn't pick out the best cupcake to cut, there were some that looked super awesome inside. Too bad you can't tell until you bite into it!
But super cute eh?! I tired to make them baby colors.. pink yellow and green. I've seen some crazy colored ones! Go nuts! I have heard that purple ends up looking pretty ugly.. so I might keep that from you choice of colors.

Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting
about 24 servings
1/2 c butter
4 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
6 tablespoons 2 % milk

At first I thought the frosting was SUPER thick, so I added more milk. Then when I attempted to do the swirl with the frosting (I had a frosting bag with a tip, you can also use a zip lock bag and cut the tip off) the frosting looked like it melted all over the cup cake. so I had to scrape it off and start over!

The other thing I made for my shower was my invite! I got teased a little for this, but when invites are something you do for a living, you just can't help but design your own!
Thanks to all of you who attended my shower and made it so fabulous!! xoxo


  1. So yummy! I wish I would've taken another with me for the road.. but I got sweeted out. :) Oh.. and that caramel popcorn was to "dye" for! Seriously.. need that recipe so I can make me some for the next movie night. haha

    Oh.. and the thought of pictures crossed my mind but we were having so much fun with games I let it pass. I should have said something tho -- sorry. :(

  2. my sister always makes the caramel popcorn for family gatherings. I'll have to get the recipe for it :)

  3. I'm so glad your baby shower went so well! If no one took pictures, that means everyone was having a good time. Of course, you're the type of person that has a good time just by taking pictures. It's unfortunate when you're the only photographer around, and you're also the one who is supposed to be in all of the photos. :/

    But I'm sure it was a blast! I wish I could have been there! The cupcakes look delightful; very good idea. Thinking of you!