Rainbow Cupcakes (Tie-Dyed)
|Serves:||# of cupcakes per box mix|
|1 box||white cake mix (for crisper colors, use the no-yolks instructions)|
|1 can(s)||premade frosting - white looks best|
|for the best creamy frosting use the following: (tastes like twinkie filling, but not grainy)|
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|1/2 c||granulated sugar|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
I got this recipe from a friend a long time ago. These are SOOO fun to make, and the kids love to help. I have made these for St. Patrick's day and added a gold foil covered chocolate 'coin' on top, set on it's edge in the frosting. We also make these for EASTER instead of dyed eggs. I mean, who doesn't like cupcakes??
The batter coloring is a little time consuming, so I just 'cheat' and use a white cake box mix and follow the instructions for baking.
For a more tie-dyed appearance...When you get the layers made, you can swirl a thin swizzle stick through the batter, but not too much, or they'll come out kinda greenish brown :S.