For most of you, this tutorial is probably unnecessary, but just in case there’s somebody out there wondering how in the world to make these , here are the step by step pics of How to Make Rainbow Tie-Dyed Cupcakes!
These cupcakes are so easy to make and kids just eat them up! Buhahahaha! I’m so funny, right? Okay, not so much. Stay with me please – no more dumb jokes, I promise. Maybe.
Start with white cake batter. I used my easy-peasy vanilla cake recipe, substituting white chocolate pudding for vanilla (the vanilla pudding has a lot of yellow in it) and 4 egg whites in place of 3 whole eggs.
Next – divide the batter into four bowls. I used four bowls the same size and just estimated, but you could weigh the bowls if you want to be sure to get exactly even amounts.
For my cupcakes, I used a few drops of each color and they were Americolor Electric Gel colors : Pink, Yellow, Green and Blue. You can use any colors you want – traditional or “electric”. You can also use more or less colors… four is a good number for me.
Now – line your cupcake pans with liners (about 3 dozen), then spray them with non-stick spray. Then begin spooning about 1-2 teaspoons of each color into each liner. I did all green, then all blue, then all yellow, etc.
Again, I didn’t measure these – I just eye-balled it. I’ve done thousands of cupcakes and I just have a good feel for the right amount.
At this point, you could swirl it together a bit, but I just leave it as is. Then bake – I bake them at 325°F for 18 minutes.
And that’s it! I let these cool overnight, then I piled on some bright yellow vanilla buttercream:
Aren’t they pretty?
The next time I made these, I used white liners so you could see the colors through the liner. But even still… when you peel back the liners – they’re just WOW!
Do you have any questions about How to Make Rainbow Tie-Dyed Cupcakes? I promise if you make these, they’ll make you smile!