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Monday, March 28, 2011

mangia mondays 3: easy tie-dye cupcakes

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tie-dye cupcakes

with these cupcakes,
i just wanted to play with the way they look...
so i used a boxed mix & pre-made frosting.
:)

after mixing the cake up like normal,
divide the batter evenly between 6 bowls.
use food coloring to make your tie-dye colors.
i went with:
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
& kept them on the softer side for a springy rainbow.

put a (relatively) small spoonful of each color into each cupcake liner,
stacking the colors on top of one another
& not swirling.

bake as directed.

for the frosting:
divide between 6 bowls & use the food coloring to make the same colors as the cupcake batter.

fit a piping bag with a wilton 2d tip.
put a spoonful of each icing in the bag.
i went around the side with 4 colors & put the last 2 in the center.
pipe to your hearts content!

what i love about these cupcakes
is that the frosting looks airbrushed...
but they aren't!

i've seen lots of tie-dye cupcakes floating around -
but haven't seen any tie-dye frosting to go with!

these are such beautiful cupcakes!
they're so bright & fun
& perfect for a birthday or '70s themed party!


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76 comments:

  1. thank you! i really like the way they turned out! :D

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  2. Hi,
    Thanks for finding me!I posted my coconut zucchini muffins and my salmon patties. Both are gluten-free.Your site is awesome!

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  3. What awesome cupcakes! I love the bright colors, perfect for spring!

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  4. Oh my gosh Kristin you've outdone yourself! These are just gorgeous and I can't wait to try that technique with the icing! My kids are going to go bonkers!!

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  5. What cute and fun cupcakes! Perfect for a birthday party :)

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  6. Adorable! These look so fun. I bet they were exciting to make!!!

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  7. they were tons of fun! i hovered by the oven while they were baking to watch them rise... hahaha!

    these are definitely show stoppers - can't wait to try again with homemade cupcakes & frosting! :D

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  8. I did the rainbow cupcakes but I love doing the frosting your way!!! It is so cool looking.

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm your newest follower :)

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  9. How awesome those cupcakes are! I love having fun with food like that. Thanks for the invite. I am linking up with some Oven Roasted Chinese Chicken Wings.

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  10. All linked up & following! I love that idea for the tie-dyed frosting! I will have to try that soon.

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  11. These are just adorable! I've done rainbow cake before but never the frosting. How fun!

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  12. Thanks so much for the invite to the party! I'm following along now, and looking forward to joining you on future Mondays, AND exploring all the great link ups!

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  13. I'm in LOVE with these!! My kids (esp. my 10 year old) would love these as well. I see a "peace, love, and happiness" party in our future! Thanks for an invite to the party, I'm a follower of the blog, FB and now Twitter too :) I also added your button to my Blog Hops and Linkys page.

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  14. Just want to assure everyone that they were just as wonderful to eat as to see! Thanks Kristin!

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  15. These are beautiful!! Oh my goodness! How on earth could you eat them?! Haha I seriously cannot get over how awesome they are!!! Love!!

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  16. Oh I love this! My daughter is really into rainbows right now and these would be perfect for her birthday.

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  17. This looks ideal for a kiddie b'day party ... i love the idea ... btw, i'm u'r newest follower :)

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  18. i am not a baker, at all! but i have to make 24 cupcakes for a party on friday...just might have to try yours out! they are so pretty! xo

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  19. how sweet is that, isn't it amazing what all you can come up with for cupcakes
    Helen

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  20. Your tie dyed cupcakes look so fun!! Yummy, too!
    I will have to try these sometime, as I love to bake! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I am your newest follower! :)

    Come join in on a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY on my blog.

    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com/

    Made it on Monday You can link up every Wed.-Sat.

    I hope you will come join in the fun :)

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  22. Hi Kristin,
    Your cupcakes are a delight, they are fun and look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  23. First time linking up - I love the title of the hop. My grandma would always say "Mangia, mangia!" when we ate at her house.

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  24. These are what I've been looking for! I'm having the kids at school decorate their own cupcakes and I wanted something exactly like this!

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  25. @heather lynne - so glad you found them! :D these cupcakes really are too cute for words in person. very impressive with minimal effort!

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  26. What fun, and just beautifully coloured tie-dye cupcakes and icing! You're right in saying wonderful Spring colours...how could anyone resist...yvette@twistedvines

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  27. I *love* these cupcakes! Such a cute idea!! :)

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  28. My daughter would love these. They are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. What fun cupcakes! I love them!!

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  30. Love Love Love these. I've seen the tie dyed batter, but the icing is a new one on me! Great job!

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  31. These are to die for!! I *MUST* give these a try :)

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  32. Hi there I found your cupcakes via Sweets for a Saturday. These just look so amazing! I love the technique. Thanks for the idea.

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  33. These cupcakes are fo beautiful! So perfect for parties.

    I'm hosting a wonderful tea sampler GIVEAWAY! Come check it out when you have time.

    http://utry.it/2011/04/two-leaves-and-bud-tea-company-product.html

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  34. These are the coolest cupcakes I've ever seen! I love the colors :D

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  35. These are beautiful. I was never very good with the decorating of cakes/cupcakes.

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  36. I think my grandchildren would love these!!! So cute! Thanks for posting them!

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  37. These are so awesome! Love the colors and you did a great job with the frosting.

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  38. Wow, what a cute idea! I would somehow screw those up and my colors would end up mixed up and brown or something!

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  39. The real cleverness of these is their simplicity. Just wonderful, Kristin. I'm really glad I found your site!

    Ben
    http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

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  40. Gorgeous colors! You really know how to make things that not only taste good, but look fantastic. You earned the Top #1 spot for last week's Sweets for a Saturday!!!

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  41. wow! thank you so much, lisa! :D

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  42. Congrats on #1 Sweets for a Saturday. I knew when I saw them posted last week that they'd earn top spot! :)

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  43. OK - now why weren't these around when I was doing Dead tour?? They would have sold like hot cakes!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

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  44. i totally attempted these (well, the frosting) last weekend:

    http://artfulaussie.com/2011/05/31/memorial-day-cupcakes/

    love it!!!!

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  45. I love these cupcakes....I made them for the kids at school when I first saw your post and they went gaga over them!

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  46. ok. so pinterest. all my friends are doing it and i had no idea what it was. so i went to the googles and found it. there was a section on home decor so i decided maybe it was worth a look. the very first thing that i see are these BEAUTIFUL CUPCAKES!!!!! i bake for a living and had never thought of doing tie dye icing!!! thank you so much for the amazing inspiration!!! now if i can just get off this crazy no grain, no sugar, no dairy diet my hubby and i are doing, i could get back to my baking without fear! i can't wait to try them and thank you for the great idea. :)

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  47. I have seen recipes like this EVERRRRYWHERE but have yet to try one out.. and I am set on trying this one! Im throwing my first baby shower for my best friend - and trying to make everything rainbow-ish that way it's not one set theme. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. I want to make these, but only have the regular food coloring. Do you need special food dye?

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  49. I used the gel food coloring by wilton, but i'm sure a regular liquid food coloring would work just fine! just make sure you add your food coloring slowly so you can achieve the color you desire! :)

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  50. These look soooo cute almost makes you giggle just to look at them. I can't wait to give em' a try. Thanks for sharing

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  51. I have made tie-dye cup cakes before (not this recipe yet) with regular food coloring... I would HIGHLY suggest using the gel food coloring by wilton. The colors are so much brighter, vibrant, and distinguished from each other. The liquid food coloring kind of blended together once they baked.

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  52. Thanks for the tip! I don't ever use regular food coloring, so I had no idea! :)

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  53. i tired to make these this morning with Natural food colouring and they didn't work :( Good to know though. Will have to make another batch with normal food colouring

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  54. oh no! that's a bummer... :( what didn't work?

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    1. HI Kristin, tried these this morning and worked out pretty well. but will also have to get the gel food colouring for a brighter effect. Just wondering if you could suggest a good frosting recipe for this cupcake as the one I used didnt work well. What did you use for this recipe? Thanks for sharing this, it was a lot of fun to make and watch cook! Thanks. Jess

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  55. Wow!!! I am really interested! how do you make such a beautiful color!?

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  56. I love the vivid colors of these cupcakes. I think these are a better alternative to tie-dyed eggs at Easter time. Looking forward to making them.

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  57. made these today, i used the neon food coloring and they came out great!

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  58. I made these for my sister in law a few days before she married my brother. She loved them and they were a lot of fun to make! I used neon dyes for some of the colors. Thanks for this wonderful idea!

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  59. Hi & thanx 4 sharing.

    Your Rainbow Cupcakes look divine.

    I'm a novice @ baking. Do you have a recipe for making the frosting please?

    I live in Mauritius & we are limited as to what is available in the supermarket.

    Any tips would be most appreciated.

    Does the frosting set or does it remain soft?

    Cheers Eraina (kitten007@live.com)

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  60. LOVE the frosting! Can't wait to try it. Saw this on Cut Out & Keep and have pinned it from here. Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic Monday party http://www.sewcando.com/2013/02/i-heart-craftastic-monday-link-party.html :)

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  61. Hello there Kristin,

    Sharing this tutorial on our Facebook page. These cupcakes are so delightfully sweet. :)

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  62. Here is another one for you too. I only just found it then found yours. both are very cool, as i was wondering myself how to get the swirl:
    How to make swirled frosting

    Here’s a fun way to trick out your cupcakes in colors to match your party theme: swirled frosting! it’s perfect for a rainbow party, or you could use fewer colors to suit a simpler color palette. Pretty snazzy, and it still leaves room for cupcake toppers and other fun decorations, too!

    Here’s all you need: white decorator’s icing a disposable icing bag, a decorating tip and coupler, a drinking glass, a small paint brush, and paste food coloring.

    Paint spaced stripes of food colouring up the inside of piping bags - at base near tip - fill with white icing and pipe. the icing will drag the colours out with it as you pipe :)

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  63. try this one :) this is the recipe that goes with the frosting post i added below :) hope it helps - i haven't tried it myself, but it comes of a cakes decorating website :) Lauren

    Chica’s decorator’s icing recipe:
    One 2lb bag of confectioner’s sugar
    2/3 cup shortening
    1 tsp vanilla
    approx 3/4 cup water
    Add sugar, shortening, and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer (I absolutely can not live without my KitchenAid – especially for icing!). Add about 1/2 cup of water and begin mixing on slow speed. Add additional water as needed until the icing is the texture you like. Be careful not to add too much at once! (If you do, just add more sugar). Finding the right texture takes a little practice; too thin and your decorations won’t be firm, but too thick and you won’t be able to squeeze it out of the bag.

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  64. These are awesome, I did something like this for 4th of July with Red white and blue but I love all the colors you used for these. My daughter would love these.

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  65. Shared this on the Loud Shirt Day Australia Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LoudShirtDayAustralia) as it's perfect for our fundraisers.

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  66. That is amazing how they made the rainbow tie-dye frosting. I will try that the next time I make cupcakes or a regular cake.

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  67. They look fantastic, very clever

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