Hey, everybody! This instructable will show you how to make some awesome tie-dye-colored cupcakes! My sister made this recipe for these delicious looking desserts. They're fun, easy, and taste delicious! So, without further ado, let's get baking!
Step 1: Ingredients
For this recipe, you will need:
1 large mixing bowl
6 smaller bowls
6 small spoons
1 electric beater
1 Betty Crocker Super Moist white cake mix
3 egg whites
11/4 cups of water
1/3 cup of cooking oil
4 bottles of food coloring gel (red, yellow, green, blue)
1 package of cupcake liners
1 muffin pan
Step 2: Open It Up
Now you have to mix up the cake batter. Start by cutting the top to open it, and then you can have at it and dump it in the bowl.
Step 3: Oil and Water
After you've poured in the dry mix, it's time to add the wet ingredients. Start by pouring in the 11/4 cup of water and the 1/3 cup of oil in the bowl. Don't mix it up yet!
Step 4: Egg Whites
After the oil and water, add the egg whites. Note that it is the WHITES. Be careful and pay attention so that you don't drop the yokes as well!
Step 5: Just Beat It!
Now it's time to take out your electric beater. Place it in the batter and turn it on to low for 1 minute and then medium for 1-2 minutes, or you can just beat it until it looks smooth and is mixed up all the way. If you need to, stop the mixer and scrape the sides with a rubber spatula.
Step 6: Sweet and Smooth
When you are done beating, it should look like this.
Step 7: Precision and Division
Now, take your ladle and your six smaller bowls. With the ladle in hand, separate the batter equally into the small bowls.
Step 8: The Color Wheel
Now we get to the fun part...the food coloring! You need to dye one bowl red, one bowl orange, one bowl yellow, one bowl green, one bowl blue, and one bowl purple.You will have to mix some colors seeing as you only have one secondary color. I assume you all know your primary and secondary colors.
Step 9: Prepare the Way
Now would probably be a good time to preheat the oven to 350*. After you do that, you need to put the cupcake liners in the muffin tray.
Step 10: Just a Drizzle
Now that the tray's ready, you need to turn your attention back to the colorful bowls of batter. This is also where the small spoons come in. Put one of them in each bowl. Now just pick any color of batter and drizzle it in one of the cupcake liners. Keep doing the same thing, but alternating colors in the same cupcake liner until it is almost full.
Step 11: Repeat
Repeat the following step until all of the liners are filled, or until all the batter is gone.
Step 12: Into the Oven They Go
After you've filled them, stick them in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes. You can tell if they're done with a cake tester. When you take them out, put them on a cooling rack to cool before taking them out or they will crumble to pieces! When you are done, you'll have some funky, rainbow tie-dyed cupcakes that are perfect for any occasion!
Step 13: Another Alternative
Another alternative is to take two different colors of batter and swirl them.Take the two colors and layer them on top of each other. Then, take the wrong side of a spoon and stir the two colors together. The effect is a beautiful vortex swirl that looks awesome!