Rainbow Tie Dye Cupcakes

Good morning, hope everyone had a nice weekend! Although I am 25 years old I still love tie dye. In honor of my friend Sarah’s birthday I made rainbow tie dye cupcakes with the help from my friend Whitney. 
As much as I wish I made this concept up, I got the recipe from Can You Stay For Dinner.
Of course I put my own twist on this recipe.
And since I’m such a special baker, I ran out of frosting and had to finish frosting the cakes with another kind…they still look pretty right?
Rainbow Tie Dye Cupcakes
  • 1 box of store bought white cake mix (I used Funfetti)
  • food coloring (red, yellow, green, & blue)
  • rainbow sprinkles (whatever kind you like)
  • cupcake liners
  • white or vanilla frosting
  • 1 box of toothpicks
Prepare the cake mix according to the box directions, divide the batter into four separate bowls. 
Tint each bowl with a few drops of food coloring and stir until the color is incorporated into the batter. 
Drop spoonfuls of each colored batter into the cupcake liners in the order of red, yellow, green, then blue.
When all the liners are filled use a tooth pick to swirl the batter a few times. Use a different toothpick for each cupcake to keep the colors clean and don’t swirl too much or your cakes will turn brown.
Bake them according to the directions on the box.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, pile them high with vanilla icing.  I used store bought whipped cream frosting. To get the fancy look, I put the icing in a zip lock bag and cut a hole in the corner of it. This way I was able to easily pipe the frosting and give it a professional look. It takes a lot of practice to get it right!
This is a great way to turn ordinary cupcakes into something fun and of course a way to bring back the days of junior high when tie dye was cool. I still think it is :-)
Have a great day!


  1. Thanks for this- lovely post, awesome recipe!
    I used this to make cupcakes with our church youth group last week- they all loved it!
    (check out our fun nite here: http://kitscakes.blogspot.com/2012/07/baking-rainbow.html)

  2. thanks for the awesome post! JUST what I was looking for actually, I have every ingredient needed without buying anything new! :-)

    Kudos! I’m also trying your icing in a cut-ziplock! Wish me luck! xoxox


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