Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tie Dye Cupcakes: the Oddest of all Cupcakes

Well, for those who reside in the mountainous west of the country, more specifically UTAH speaking, then you also know it's been quite a sad and sorry Spring time for us- well- let's just say it's been a long and gloomy extension of winter. Not fun.

Among other things like sunshine and warmth, my brain has needed some color in its life. And originally, I thought, "how fun to do cupcakes with precise horizontals of different colors". Well, I got color- but I didn't straight lines of color strata within.

My cupcakes turned out to be more tie-dye-ish than not- more along the lines of something common in the late 1960's and 70's , not that I can say from personal experience...

But take one bite into these things, and you'll see what I mean. It's the most inter twisted, almost-psychedelic-like cupcake I have ever seen. And it might just be the most fun cupcake to consume too- yes, even for adults. 5 different colors baked into a world of collision and flow!

Something like this would be fun for a party, a St Patty's day celebration, or just a day when you yearn for some vibrancy!

Tie-dye Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix

1 box of food coloring

Make the cake as instructed on the box.

Separate the batter equally among 5 bowls (or however many colors you'd like involved). Using your dyes, color each bowl a different color according to your little heart's desire: I used red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

Line a muffin-tin with liners. Scoop a small spoonful (it might require 2 small spoonfuls to cover the base of each liner) of red into the bottom of each liner. Then scoop a small spoonful of orange on top of the red. Then the yellow, then the green, and then end with the blue. Each muffin liner should be filled at least 2/3 of the way full.

Bake as instructed and allow to cool before eating. Frost with your choicest of frostings to ensure optimal eating experience.

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