Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tie Dye Cupcakes

Soooo, I'm not dead, just crazy busy. I got a new job at work and it's kicking my butt. If it doesn't look like a frozen pizza or corn dog it pretty much hasn't happened at our house this month. This is where B steps in and takes over in her alter ego as "The Jigglette".

We needed to take a treat to some neighbors but have been putting it off because I'm always running out of time so this morning B took pity on me and did it all by herself. She's kind of hooked on Pinterest (like mother like daughter) and decided to try a tie dye cupcake that she saw there.

These are a basic yellow cake mix. She divided it into 5 bowls and tinted them fun colors.Then she filled the muffin tin with spoonfuls of the different colors. She didn't swirl anything together, just dropped the different colors in and they came out awesome! The frosting is chocolate buttercream that I do actually have a recipe for! 

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

2 sticks softened butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 c. special dark cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
4 T. heavy cream

Cream butter in mixer until fluffy. Sift together the powdered sugar and cocoa, mix with the butter on low speed until absorbed into the butter. Add salt, vanilla and cream and beat on med for approx. 3 min or until fluffy. Adjust thickness with either more sugar or more cream depending on how you prefer it.