also known as Disco Groovy Tie Dye Cupcakes
These are the rainbow, colorful, tie dye cupcakes that I made for Princess’ 6th birthday and took up to her school and to her Daisy Scout Meeting. These rainbow colorful cupcakes are quite simple to make. They take a bit more time than regular cupcakes but trust me, as you can see from the picture… they are more than worth it.
These are deceptively simple and insanely delicious and rich and tonguegasmically flavorful.
- 1 box Betty Crocker Butter Yellow Recipe Cake Mix (this is the richest, most flavorful and moist cake mix.. in my experience)
Follow the instructions on the box for making the cake batter (eggs, butter.. please use real butter, it makes a difference)
Divide the batter into 4 or 5 clear glass or white bowls ( I got mine at the Dollar Tree and love them) use food coloring to dye each bowl of batter to your desired shade
Using table spoons place the batter in whichever pattern you prefer. I placed one color in the base of the cupcake liner and then dropped a spoon-full of batter in the cupcake liner in a clockwise pattern until each cup was 3/4 full.
Bake and cool according to the instructions on the box.
Be careful these cupcakes smell delicious enough to tempt even the strongest will and the bursts of color are enough to bring even the most stoic abstainer to their knees
For the icing.. yet another cheat. I’ve made many a buttercream and many a cream cheese but, when I’m in a hurry and I want absolute tonguegasmic frosting without a worry… this is where I turn.
1 buttercream icing
1 cream cheese icing
1/2 stick room temp butter
1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temp
1/2 to 1 C powdered sugar
1 to 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Empty both frosting containers into a mixer, add in butter, cream cheese and 1 tsp vanilla… add powdered sugar both to taste and to stiffness.
Once you’ve achieved your desired texture and taste (plenty of tastings are required to achieve the perfect balance… trust me *wink wink*) DO NOT put this into a baggie and snip off the end to “pipe” onto the cupcakes.. this just looks like a mass of poo.
Spend the $6 at the grocery store/Hobby Lobby/whatever and buy the bag/tip combo. Use the medium tip and pipe a swirl just in the center of the cupcake.. this allows the artistry of your beautiful tie dyed rainbow cupcake to show through and your cupcakes aren’t overwhelmed by frosting