Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

We made tie dye cupcakes for my son's Birthday a few weeks ago and they were a HUGE hit!

Here's the Birthday Boy mixing up neon tie dye cupcakes for his party!

So, we decided to try them again using red, white & blue for our patriotic theme.

We started off with Betty Crocker vanilla bean cake mix (any white cake mix will work.) Follow the directions on the box. Separate the batter into three bowls. Add several drops of red food coloring to one bowl and several drops of blue to the other until you reach the perfect hue. Line your cupcake pan. We used Jumbo cupcake liners for ours but, any kind will do. My kids love the next part...sort of like cupcake art! Add a big spoonful of white cake batter and then alternate red & blue until it looks swirly and cool like this...

Inside of tie dye cupcake.

Bake as directed, cool and frost.
We made homemade vanilla butter cream frosting. Recipe here
Then have fun decorating!

We found these free printables at Tweedle Dee Designs

Check out her printable 4th of July party pack.

Photo credit Tweedle Dee Designs


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