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Friday, May 4, 2012
The first time I made tie-dye cupcakes was this past Easter. My mom put me in charge of dessert and had found a recipe for tie-dye cupcakes in the April edition of Cooking Light magazine. The recipe can also be found at www.Jello.com/Recipes.
1 pkg white cake mix
1/4 cup dry JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
1/4 cup dry JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
1/4 cup dry JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
Prepare cake batter as directed on package.
Divide evenly into 3 bowls. Stir different flavor dry gelatin mix into batter in each bowl.
Alternately spoon batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups 2 Tbsp. at a time until full.
(The cupcakes above were more "tie-dye" while the ones below were more layered.)
Bake as directed on package of cupcakes. Cool completely.
Spread with frosting.
I've made these a couple times since then, but I have not tried them again with Jell-o. Instead I've used food coloring. The photo's below are from last night. We are having a Cinco de Mayo potluck at work and I decided to make the layered cupcakes using red and green food dye to look like the Mexican flag.
Making tie-dye cupcakes has become my new passion. I love the endless possibilities and all the different colors you can do. Plus, who doesn't love cupcakes?