Everyone around the office is excited about the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock on August 15, 16, and 17th. Amy is planning a 60's theme party that Saturday, and we are having an office Woodstock party/lunch on that Monday.
Last week we tie-dyed t-shirts while enjoying some of Kim's jell-o shots (the latter really has nothing to do with the 60's, but they were quite tasty), so that covers a Woodstock party activity and favor. Now we are going to cover one of our favorite subjects ... food. Specifically dessert :)
Keeping with the tie dye theme, this Woodstock party recipe is for easy Tie Dye Cupcakes.
Tie Dye Cupcakes
- White Cake Batter (either mix or homemade)
- Food Coloring
- Frosting (homemade or pre-made)
- 4 Bowls and Spoons
- Muffin Pan and Cupcake Liners
Make your cake batter according the recipe or instructions (I used a boxed mix for my cupcakes). Seperate into 4 bowls.
Add a few drops of food coloring to each of the bowls to make four seperate colored batters. Add the food coloring a little at a time and stir. You can always add more dye, but you can't take it out if you make it too dark!
Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 of the way with the colored batters. The easiest way is to gently spoon the colors on top of each other. Do not mix! Layer the colors randomly so the cupcakes are varied.
Bake the cupcakes according to your recipe or instructions on the box, and let them cool before frosting. I used a butter creme frosting and some colorful sprinkles as the finishing touch! Brian was nice enough to help me illustrate the fun tie dye centers :)
So there you are, Tie Dye Cupcakes! They are the perfect recipe for your Woodstock theme party.
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