Monday, July 15, 2013

Guest Post and Tie-Dye Cupcakes

Today, Krista from A Handful of Everything will be sharing a summer recipe with you guys! Swing by and check her out sometime- she is the sweetest! You'll be seeing her name on here again in September- she'll be hosting a party and giveaway that I know you guys will love!


Making things with your kids is such a great way to spend time with them.  Especially when it is something they get to eat afterwards.  My boys wanted to make something tie-dye over the 4th of July but since we weren't home it didn't happen.  I thought this would be a fun way to make something bright and colorful like tie dye and be a fun tasty snack for summer :)

Tie-Dye Cupcakes

1 cake mix and ingredients to make
2 muffin tins
18 cupcake liners
food coloring

Preheat your oven to 325˚ F. You can do 350˚ but I like a softer airier cake so I turn it down 25˚. Line 18 muffin wells with cupcake liners.  

(we took 6 out since we didn't need them all)

Mix the cake mix according to the directions.  

Divide the batter into 3 equal portions, or more if you want more colors and place in separate bowls.  Let your kiddos pick out the colors that they like and mix each bowl with the desired colors.  

Using a small scoop or teaspoon add a scoop of batter from one color into 18 of the cupcake liners.  Repeat with the remaining colors.  

Use a toothpick and let your kids swirl all of the colors around to make the tie-dye effect. 

Bake as directed about 19-22 minutes.  

Let cool for a few minutes in the pan then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Add food coloring to frosting if desired and frost cooled cupcakes!


  1. This looks sooo good! I'm kinda a big fan of cupcakes (kinda being an understatement!) and this tie dye stuff makes it even better. Such a fun thing for kids to do/help with without actually getting messy with tie dye. Will definitely be making these and also checking out Krista's blog!

  2. Thanks so much for having me Guest Blog with you! I was so happy to have a featured spot on your wonderful blog! Thanks for this fabulous opportunity darlin'! I hope you enjoy the cupcakes and have a fabulous week! Krista @ A Handful of Everything