What is more fun than Tie-Die?! Well, Tie-Die Cupcakes, of course! These colorful cupcakes are the perfect addition to any birthday party. With a simple vanilla base, the recipe is quick and virtually impossible to mess up. Get creative with your own color combinations and make your next party funky fresh!
Here’s the recipe – Enjoy!
Makes 15-18 Cupcakes
~ 2 cups all-purpose flour
~ 1 ½ cups sugar
~ 1 tablespoon baking powder
~ ½ cup milk
~ ¾ cup water
~ 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
~ ½ cup butter, softened
~ 3 eggs
~ 3 different colors of food coloring
- Pre-heat your over to 350 degree
- With a whisk, combine flour, sugar, baking powder
- Add in the milk and whisk to combine.
- Add water, vanilla, butter, and eggs. Combine with an electric mixer then beat two more minutes.
- Divide the batter into 3 small bowls
- Color each bowl of batter a different color
- Line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners
- 8. Starting with one color, put a spoonful of batter into each liner
- Alternate colors until cupcake liners are ¾ full
- Bake at 350 for 12-15 Minutes.
- 2 Sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 tbs of vanilla extract
- 3 colors of food coloring
In an electric mixer cream the butter until light and fluffy. I usually beat on medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
Slowly add in one cup of powdered sugar at a time. Mixing in between each addition
Add in the vanilla extract, mix to combine
(If your frosting is too thin – add more powder sugar. If your frosting is too thick, add in a tbs of milk.)
How to decorate with multi-colored frosting
- Separate the frosting into 3 small bowls. Using food coloring, color each bowl a different color.
- Cut the tip off your piping bag, insert the piping tip.
- Use a medium size cup and fold the piping bag over the edges – this makes it easier to fill the piping bag with frosting.
- Using a spoon or spatula, put one of the colored frostings into the piping bag. Alternate colors until your piping bag is filled with multi-colored frosting.
- Pipe frosting onto each cupcake. Add sprinkles if you desire.
There you have it! Let me now f you have any questions.
Until next time, Stay Sweet!
Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcake
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?!?! I can’t!
I feel like just last month I was working on a summer inspired strawberry lemonade cupcake recipe . Boy how time flies! Today my post is another Holiday inspired recipe. It’s a yummy recipe to top your favorite chocolate, vanilla, or white cake cupcakes with. Peppermint Twist! Yum!
Peppermint Twist butter-cream is a different type of mint then my Green Mint Frosting (Recipe Here
) Peppermint Twist tastes just like candy canes!!
Enjoy the recipe. Stay Sweet xoxo
Peppermint Twist Buttercream
Peppermint Twist Cupcakes
- 1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 stick salted butter (softened)
- 1/2 pkg. french vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract (maybe a little bit more depending on how much mint flavor you like..I like a lot)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Red food coloring
Set your mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until smooth and silky. Turn the speed to low and add the pudding mix, when it is all incorporated, slowly add the cream, a little at a time. When fully incorporated bring speed up to high and beat for 5-7 minutes. Turn speed back down to low and add peppermint extract and powdered sugar by Tbsp. Beat again at high speed for a good 5 minutes to ensure creaminess.
If you don’t want red stripes, crunch up some candy canes and sprinkle them on the top of your cupcake!
To get the red stripes in your frosting, draw three (3) red food coloring lines inside your piping bag. Put the frosting in the piping bag and begin to pipe onto your cupcakes. Voila…red and white frosting that is as delicious as it is beautiful!!
I am so sorry for being absent for over a week. I have been busy traveling for work, baking for birthday parties, and celebrating my boyfriends 25th! No worries, though, I am back…and with a fabulous recipe to share!
Strawberry White Chocolate Cupcakes - Yum!
I made these cupcakes for my cousins birthday this month. These decadent white chocolate cupcakes are topped with a yummy strawberry vanilla swirl frosting and can add the perfect touch of “girly” to any party.
Enjoy the recipe! xoxo
White Chocolate Cupcakes
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Sift together the 2 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In small saucepan, melt 6 ounces white chocolate and hot water over low heat. Stir until smooth, and allow to cool to room temperature. You can also melt the chocolate in your microwave for 1 min (in incriments of 30 seconds)
- In a large bowl, cream 1 cup butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.
- Stir in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Mix in melted white chocolate and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
- Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake for 18-22 minutes. The tops will be slighlty browned.
Strawberry Vanilla Frosting
- 2/3 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Beat 2/3 cup of butter in a bowl until smooth and glossy. Beat in the vanilla, followed by the confectioners’ sugar. Add the cream and whip on high speed until light and fluffy.
Strawberry Frosting (From MarthaStewart.com)
- 1/2 cup whole frozen strawberries, thawed
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, firm and slightly cold
- Pinch of coarse salt
- 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place strawberries in the bowl of a small food processor; process until pureed. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed and slowly add confectioners’ sugar; beat until well combined. Add vanilla and 3 tablespoons strawberry puree (save any remaining strawberry puree for another use); mix until just blended. Do not overmix or frosting will incorporate too much air. Frosting consistency should be dense and creamy, like ice cream.
For the two-tone frosting effect, I used the same technique from my “Paintball Cupcakes” (https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/paintball-cupcakes/)
Til next time, Stay Sweet!!
Fall is finally here! The weather in Florida is starting to cool down and I am begining to actually enjoy being outside again.
Today’s post is a collection of some Halloween inspirations. This week I will post some great Halloween and Fall inspired cupcake recipes, so make sure you check back! And don’t forget that tomorrow the winner of my Bake It Pretty give-away will be announced. You still have time to enter though – follow the link for the rules (https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/bake-it-pretty/)
For now, enjoy some baking inspiration!
Adorable Candy Corn Cupcakes
Orange Velvet Cupcakes!
Halloween Candy Dots
Spider-Web Cupcake Wrappers
Candy Corn Cupcake Wrappers
Halloween Frosting with Spiderweb wrappers
Candy Corn Cake with Buttercream Frosting!
For recipes and more pictures of the above cupcakes, follow these links (They are in the same order as the pictures.) Enjoy!
Packaged up and ready for delivery!
I recently had a lady order cupcakes for her son’s 14th birthday. She ordered “paintball themed” cupcakes. To be honest, I was a little stumped at first. How on earth was I going to pull off, “paintball” cupcakes ?! I have never been paintballing in my life, not to mention the thought of getting hit by an exploding ball of paint makes me cringe! Luckily, I was able to think of some pretty fun ideas and the overall presentation turned out really great! I decided to color the icing in bold colors and used a frosting trick that allowed me to pipe two colors at once. I think this gave the cupcakes a paintball feel. What do you think?
To create the two-tone effect, I wrapped the blue icing in plastic wrap and rolled it into a thin tube. I did the same thing for the yellow icing. I then cut the tips of the plastic wrapped frosting “tubes” and put both colors of icing in one piping bag. Voila, two-tone icing!! This trick is really easy and saves from a big mess!!
I hope the birthday boy liked his cupcakes and had a great birthday!
Until next time, stay sweet! xo