Friday, November 13, 2009

Tie-Dyed Cupcakes

The Child's birthday is today and we took cupcakes to school for the class snack. I saw this rainbow-cupcake idea at the Cupcake Queen blog a few weeks ago. It's genuis - so easy and so effective.

Start with a box of white cake mix and divide it into how many colors you want, remembering to reserve some white. Next time I'll probably let more cake batter remain plain white for more contrast.

Plop a bit of each color into the cupcake liners.

Swirl around a bit using a spoon.


Frost and top with sprinkles.

For the frosting, I mixed 1 stick of softened unsalted butter with about 3 cups of sifted confectioners sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and enough milk (probably 4 tablespoons) to make it smooth and spreadable. Good yet very sweet.

I'm sure The Child's teachers will be thrilled with all that sugar the kids ingest!


MitMoi said...

I love this idea. And I think I want to do tie-dyed frosting too. Won't that be fun for one of the church dinners??!! Thanks! You're the best!

Erin said...

That is SO cute! I bet his classmates loved them!