Last weekend Peyton and I attended a cupcake decorating demonstration from Way Cool Cooking School at the Crayola Experience at the Mall of America. This weekend I decided to take the knowledge and new skills and put them to the test. I wanted to see if it was really that easy to make Tie Dye cupcakes at home. Because everything seems so simple when you are in a class, I was curious to see if I would have the same results at home.
Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need to make these –
Colored Frosting (I cheated and bought pre-colored frosting but you can make your own with food coloring if you’d like)
Gallon Zip Lock baggies
Piping bags (optional)
Decorating Tips (optional)
The hardest part of this whole process is baking the cupcakes. Seriously, these are super simple to make!
The first thing you’ll want to do is scoop each color of frosting into their own zip lock baggie. TIP – Place them in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes. The frosting works best chilled so the colors to do not run/blend together.
Lay a piece of plastic wrap out on the counter. Next, snip the end off one side of the ziplock baggie and pipe the frosting in a line on the plastic wrap. Repeat with as many colors as you have laying them next to each on the plastic wrap.
Once you have all your colors on the plastic wrap gently roll it shut and twist the ends. Snip one of the ends and place it into either a piping bag or another ziplock baggie. If you want, you can use a tip to make a fancy design, I did this for a few then I took the tip off and didn’t use one.
If you colors start to blend into each other making new colors, take a break and place the frosting in the fridge. It’s getting too warm and soon you’ll have a greyish purple that is not very appealing if you keep going.
Because we were making these for the Coco DVD/BluRay/4K release we added little sugar skull toppers to a few of the cupcakes and colorful sprinkles. But you could do so much with these! They would be perfect for a circus themed party or you could even change the colors out and do a Trolls theme party. Or add sparkle sugar and do a unicorn party! The possibilities are endless. I used 7 jars of frosting to frost 48 cupcakes. There is a fair amount of frosting on each cupcake so there was not really much left over when I was finished.