What an easy way to show a little team spirit. Obviously, I was going for a yellow and green theme here (the colors of my son’s tennis team). For the 1st cupcake I tinted half the batter yellow and half green. I swirled the two together to make a tie-dye cake. It was very easy and definitely showed that the cupcakes were not store bought. My kids are very spoiled and won’t touch a store bought dessert. I’ve been wanting to try different techniques for tie-dying frosting. This gave me the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl. For the 1st cupcake, I painted the inside of the piping bag with yellow and green gel die and filled the bag with white frosting. The piped colors were very vibrant – perhaps a little too much so and colored everyone’s tongues. For the 2nd cupcake, I placed white, yellow, and green frosting in a single piping bag. This only took a little extra time to fill the bag carefully. I was pleased that the colors didn’t completely blend together.
In the future, I would use these techniques for holiday occasions as well. Remember when mixing two colors of cake batter that is looks better if you use a bit more of the lighter colors than darker colors.