Perfect cupcakes for Easter parties

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A few weeks ago, Abby D posted about these — and I thought they would make the perfect cupcakes for the upcoming Easter festivities.  So, I thought I would try my hand at them.

Tie Dye Cupcakes

Very easy, just a little extra time and patience is all that is needed.

First I started with a basic box of cake mix.  The recipe said "white" but I used what was in my cabinet.

I followed the directions on the back and then divided the mixture in to four bowls.

Using any colors you like, add some food coloring to each bowl.  A couple of drops for a lighter color and a lot of drops for a bolder color.  (I think using a couple of drops are perfect for Easter pastel colors!)

I put a few more drops in each bowl to make it show up better for the photos.  After the mixture and desired color has been reached and incorporated, line your pan with paper cupcake liners and start the layering process.

Remember to not fill the cupcake liners full, only half way to make sure during the baking process they do not over flow.

When layering, you can decide how you want them to look.  You can use just a few colors or all colors.  Spoon out a little of each color one at a time and add to the cupcake liners.

Bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 18 to 20 minutes.
Let them cool for about thirty minutes before frosting.

I used my homemade cream cheese icing recipe for these.

8 oz softened cream cheese
1 stick softened butter
1 lb powdered sugar
To prepare frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.  Slowly add powdered sugar until creamy and thick.

No one cupcake will look alike!  =)

And Abby came over to see how I did...

Yep, it's a thumbs up!!!

Make these for your upcoming festivities and your contribution is sure to be a hit!

Happy baking y'all!!



  1. They look great! Love it! So much fun ;)

  2. So cool! I wish I had seen this earlier buy I may do this for Trever's birthday!!


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