Tie Dye Cupcakes And Frosting.. Little Help..

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trishalynn0708 Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 7:05pm
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I am making tie dye cupcakes for my niece to take to school on Friday for her birthday.. I was just curious as to what colors I should use?? I have both Wilton and Americolor food coloring. I want really bright colors and I know most of the time when I am mixing colors it is frustrating! So anyone know of colors I could use to get bright tie dye colors??

Also, would you suggest I load a bag with multiple colors or should I do each color in a separate bag and do swirls and then blend them with a toothpick??

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dzh115 Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 7:31pm
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Americolor has some very bright colors, electric purple, electric green, pink, etc and they turn out very pretty. The one time I made cupcakes like that, I put purple, teal, green, yellow and pink in a large piping bag. The first few swirls might not come out right but the rest come out beautiful. Just be careful to leave room for all the colors.

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Debbye27 Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 7:47pm
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I make rainbow colored cake a lot. I've never thought to put them all in the same bag, I would worry about blending colors...but I do it the old fashioned way.
I use amicolor, I divide my batter into bowls and use red, pink, blue, purple, green, yellow, orange....so forth Then I drop them into the pan by spoonfuls, gives a nice rainbow effect.


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bakincakin Posted 22 Feb 2012 , 8:00pm
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I do the same thing as Debbye27. To do the frosting, I made bullets with 3-4 different colors and put them all in a piping bag and swirled on cupcake. They are in my pics. HTH.


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Bridgette1129 Posted 23 Feb 2012 , 2:41am
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I am actually making tie dye cupcakes this weekend for my boyfriend's cousin's birthday!

I was planning on either using 4 different bags shoved into a bigger bag or try putting them all in one bag side by side.

I was thinking of using, green, purple, yellow, blue, and a little red.

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shiney Posted 9 May 2013 , 7:19pm
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I am going to try tie dye icing cupcakes, can you tell me what is a bullet? 

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CakeRae80 Posted 9 May 2013 , 8:12pm
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I made tie dyed cupcakes for my daughter last year for her conformation class which was on her birthday. I used box cake mix (which took 2 boxes for I believe it was only 15 cupcakes). But I mixed the mix up and then I put it into separate bowls and added my colors. I used actual food color (the McCormick neon) and did purple, pink, blue and green.  I then layered the colors until the cupcake liners were filled.  I also used store bought icing (I know a BIG NO NO) but this was before I did cakes! I divided that between bowls and colored them the same colors I used for the cupcakes. Again with just food color.... But I put the icing 3 colors into a bag and swirled it onto the cupcake. I didn't fill the bag real full, so when it ran out, I'd just pop 3 more colors into the bag & so on.

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