Back in February for the Valentine’s party that I threw for my boys, I was looking for a kid friendly dessert recipe that I could do with my boys. I came across several recipes online for a “rainbow cake” and I decided to do a little spin on the recipe and make them into Tye Dyed Cupcakes. These were really quick and easy to make and I’m positive that your children will love making them as much as they will love eating them. (I plan on doing some of these for the 4th of July as well.)

To get started with the Tye Dyed Cupcakes, you will need:

  • A box of white cake mix.
  • The ingredients to make the cake mix.
  • Icing of your choice.
  • Food coloring.
  • Cupcake liners
  • Miscellaneous decorations.

Your going to want to mix the cake mix as directed on the box. Once the cake batter is made, separate it into different bowls. Add a few drops of the food colorings of your choice to your bowls and mix very well. You will only use as many bowls as the amount of the different colors you will be using in your cupcakes. For Valentine’s Day, I only used three colors.

Place the cake batter inside Ziploc bags, zip them up and snip the bag a little bit in the corner. You can use a spoon to add the batter into your cupcake pan, but I found that using Ziploc bags with a corner cut out was a lot easier and a lot less messier for my boys. Alternate adding the colors into the cupcake liners. You’re going to want to leave a little bit of room at the top of each individual cupcake because the cupcakes will rise a little bit when baking.

Bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the back of the cake box. I took a picture of my cupcakes while they were half way done, and as you can see the colors were beautiful.

Once the cupcakes are done, let them cool before removing them from the pan or the cupcake liners. Once they are cooled, you can start decorating them with icing, sprinkles, etc…

Once they are cooled, enjoy! Me and Bammy prefer our cupcakes without icing, so we went ahead and dug in while the rest of the boys were getting messing decorating their cupcakes. What I love about this dessert is that you can use any color combination’s to create a fun dessert for kids. (Can you imagine how big of a hit this will be at your next family get together? The kids will be unsuspecting that their cupcakes are tye dyed until they bite in.) You can pastel colors for Easter. Red, white and blue colors for the 4th of July. Red and green for Christmas. Different shades of green for St. Patricks Day. The possibilities really are endless, as well as fun.

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  1. Those look so easy to make and pretty! 🙂 How fun! I cannot wait to try!

  2. im def trying tht! sweet!

  3. Mmmm, can you please come make me some cupcakes? I know you’re pregnant, but…they just look so good. And I just feel so lazy :p

  4. What a neat idea! Looks yummy! I am also not a big icing person either, especially with the kids. WAY too messy. LOL


  5. Thanks for sharing and will try this out.

  6. Hey this is a great recipe. I used it for my neice’s birthday party everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe.

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