Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tie-dyed Cupcakes

Do any of you out there have teenage girls?  I was recently asked for some birthday cupcakes for a young teenage girl.  She wanted something pretty.  Only she had reached the age where she didn't want pretty-cute, she wanted pretty-cool.  Know what I mean?  She had outgrown the princess and fairy theme.  She wanted something that was pretty and feminine and cool and hip and happenin'.(I'll stop there, I'm showing my age.)  But these are pretty groovy.
I took some of her favorite colors and made tie-dyed cupcakes.
Start with some fun colors.  I had green, blue, pink and white.

Fill your pastry bag with all four colors.  I start by filling on one side of the bag with the first color.  Then fill the next color right beside it and so on until all four colors are in the bag.  Don't worry, the colors will not be evenly spaced and that's ok.  (I'm using a Wilton 2D piping tip)
Pipe a fluffy swirl of frosting onto each cupcake.
What I love about this method is that no two cupcakes are exactly alike and the color blending is so much fun!  Groovy, huh?