Tie-dye cupcakes

Mixing in the food coloring

Mixing in the food coloring

Six different colors of batter

Six different colors of batter
Spooning in the batter

Spooning in the batter
Ready to bake

Ready to bake
A few bites reveals the cool colors

A few bites reveals the cool colors
Frosting the cupcakes

Frosting the cupcakes

I was inspired to try these colorful creations by a friendfeed post: http://beta.friendfeed.com/ross/310c0b3b/taste-rainbow-with-cake-geekologie
I wanted to bring something in to the office to thank them for their generosity surrounding Spencer’s birth. This seemed like a good opportunity to try these out, as I don’t want to eat them all myself. I got two boxes of white cake mix, and made them according to the directions. Then the fun started. Mom and I mixed in the gel dye in, which worked really well for the yellow, blue, and green. But red comes out as hot pink, which only worked out well in the 80’s. So, we split the pink batter and made a small amount of purple and orange. The purple didn’t look like it would be great, but it baked up pretty well. When we spooned in the batter to the cupcake wrappers, I liked “co-extrusion”, which is holding two spoons next to each other and letting both batters fill at the same time on different sides. They baked up quite nicely. We frosted them with funfetti icing and extra jelly beans. They turned out to be colorful and delicious snack sized sugar frosted sugar bombs. They went over pretty well at work too.

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