Tie-Dye Cupcakes Recipe

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Adding food coloring to cupcake batter makes these sweet treats even more intriguing!

Summer is almost here! As a way of USHERING in my favorite season, I decided to experiment with simple cupcake batter in attempt to create tie-dye cupcakes. Of course, homemade cupcake batter and frosting are a better choice than the store-bought versions I OPTED for, if you’re not pressed for time. Either way, have fun mixing colors and letting your inner-kid come out! They scream 70’s and all hippies will surely RESONATE with their psychedelic flare.

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Ingredients: 1 package store-bought cake mix and the ingredients that it calls for on the back of the box, frosting, and an assortment of food coloring.

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Preheat oven according to instructions on back of box. Mix together all of the ingredients.

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Evenly distribute the cupcake batter into bowls. I decided to divide the batter into three bowls so I could have three different colors, but you can use however many or little as you want.

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The fun part! Add food coloring to each of the bowls of cupcake batter. This really tests your knowledge of color mixing!

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After placing cupcake tins into muffin holders, pour the different colored batter over each other. Do not mix the colored-batter together!

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Bake the cupcakes for the time instructed at the back of the cupcake-mix box. I chose the keep my colors light and subdued, but feel free to create bright and psychedelic cupcakes!

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After frosting your cupcakes to your liking, enjoy!

 

Happy almost summer,

Charis

  • USHERING = to show, guide, mark the start of something
  • OPTED = make a choice out of many possibilities
  • RESONATE = meet in agreement

 

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