My husband has a small stash of tie dye shirts in his closet. He mostly just wears them to bed, or on the weekend – but he really loves them! So as a special Valentine treat for him this year, I figured out how to make him cupcakes – with a tie dye theme!
They came out totally colorful and delicious. So I just had to pass on the recipe! I’m also making a mental note to pull this recipe out again when my daughter is a bit older. It would be a super homeschooling lesson on what primary colors, make other colors when mixed! Plus, it’s totally yummy- and totally groovy! Why do I suddenly have the song ” Age of Aquarius” in my head??? Happy baking y’all!
– One box of white cake mix
– 4 egg whites
-a box of food coloring
– Frosting (if you desire)
1. Prepare box of cake mix as directed. But substitute the three eggs it calls for to 4 egg whites instead. (This is to keep the mix very white. If it turns yellow because you use whole eggs, keep in mind that when you add food coloring they will be mixing into yellow. Thus blue food coloring will make green cake, and so on.)
2.After cake mix is ready, separate it into 4 bowls or mugs. Add different colored food coloring to each. Stir well. Keep adding color, until you get the vibrancy of color you desire.
3.Put cupcake liners in cupcake tin. Each liner will hold about 5 spoons of cupcake mix. Take turns putting a spoon of each color into each liner. It doesn’t need to be neat – in fact the more haphazardly you do this the better! Once every liner has every color in it, you can mix remaining cake mix into another color. I mixed the left over red and blue- and made purple to top cupcake liners off with.
4. Take a toothpick and swirl the colors on top for pretty tie dye marbling effect. It wont mix the colors underneath much. But it does make the top very pretty. An especially important step if you choose not to frost the cupcakes.
If anyone else tries to make these, I’d love to know how it goes! Feel free to post a link to your cupcakes below!