One of my favorite ways to have fun with my kids on the weekends is to make super fun themed treats! We absolutely love cupcakes in this house, so we’re always looking for new ways to make our cupcakes even more fun. Some of our favorites for summertime are these totally awesome tie-dye cupcakes!
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These cupcakes are super simple to make and they’re totally delicious. I’m sure your kids will love making them just as much as mine do!
Totally Awesome Tie-Dye Cupcakes
I’ve included the recipes for both the tie-dye cupcakes and the awesome rainbow frosting so that you can have the best summer cupcakes ever!
What You Need to Make Tie-Dye Cupcakes
1 box funfetti cake mix
PLUS ingredients called for on box
Food dyes of choice
1 cup butter
3-4 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 Tablespoons cream
How to Make Totally Awesome Tie-Dye Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 375F
Prepare the cupcake batter according to package directions.
Portion into cupcake liners and add drops of the food dye directly onto each cupcake. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors in.
(You can alternatively dye 1/4 cup of cake batter and swirl approximately 1 teaspoon into each cupcake and repeat with at least one additional color.)
Bake until the tops are set and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
To make the frosting, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla extract.
Add the cream until you reach your desired consistency.
Portion out into 3 bowls. Dye each bowl a different color using the food dye.
Fit your piping bag with a #12 round tip and spoon the frosting in 1 Tablespoon at a time, pushing the frosting to different sides, so you can see all 3 at once – like a Venn diagram.
*Alternatively, you can use a tri-color applicator tip.
Twist the bag to secure and swirl your frosting onto the cupcakes.
Take an offset spatula and flatten the frosting. Swirl a bit, as needed.
We love these tie-dye cupcakes for everything from birthday parties to class treats. What are your favorite rainbow treats?
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