Tye Dye Cupcakes Recipe

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Great cupcakes for children parties or themed showers; ideal for weddings with bright colors

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Servings: 48 cupcakes


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  1. In large bowl, combine milk, oil, flavoring, sour cream, and butter.
  2. Mix until frothy.
  3. Add cake mix, flour, sugar, salt, and eggs. Mix well, leaving a few lumps.
  4. Separate batter evenly into smaller bowls.
  5. Color each bowl with desired color.
  6. Spoon one color at a time into prepared cupcake tin. ( do all red first, then green, etc.)
  7. Once all colors are used, take a toothpick or fork and swirl the colors together to create tye dye look ( over mixing will turn colors brown and cupcakes may cave after baking)
  8. Bake 330* 20-25 minutes until pricked clean
  9. For added dynamic, add sprinkles to the batter for a funfettie-esque appeal.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 23g
Recipe makes 48 servings
Calories 67  
Calories from Fat 45 67%
Total Fat 5.07g 6%
Saturated Fat 2.21g 9%
Trans Fat 0.04g  
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Total Carbs 4.95g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 4.72g 3%
Protein 0.72g 1%
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  • Chef Smith
    I actually have done this for a birthday cake before. I did a tie dye 8 inch 3 layer cake and covered each layer with a different color of buttercream then covered it in neon pink fondant. The top had a tie dyed fondant peace sign. The little girl was estatic!
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    • Cupcake Vixen
      Thanks!!!! I have done it for 2 birthday parties as well as a bridal shower that had a specific color scheme. The bridal shower was cupcakes with a button, ribbon, and bow theme and I did Royal Icing buttons on the cupcakes, They were a smash hit!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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