Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A few weeks ago one of my darling, most precious students brought me a tie-dyed cupcake. It was beautiful. It was colorful. It was absolutely delicious. And ever since then I have been dying to have another. And another. And another. You get the picture. So, Sunday afternoon before Morgan Kate's nap we did a little baking.
She mostly enjoyed sitting on the island and licking every mixer, spoon and bowl in sight. Hey, she gets it honest! I still do that.
Making the cupcakes was so easy and so much fun. We started by just following the directions on a box of white cake mix. Simple.
Then we separated the mix into four bowls and added food coloring. I was hoping for a more bold color scheme, but ended up with pastels. Very Easterish. 
Then I poured the batter into the cups while MK took a rest on the island. The mix was actually enough to make 24 cupcakes, but I crammed all of it into 12 cupcakes. Big cupcakes. 
We patiently waited, or at least tried to be patient, while the cupcakes baked. 
And then presto - tie-dyed cupcakes courtesy of Mommy and Morgan Kate.
We let them cool while Morgan Kate napped and then it was time to decorate. MK got to decorate a few and I decorated the rest.
We went simple on the decorations - cream cheese frosting and colored sprinkles.
Morgan Kate loved them. Travis loved them. And I can't keep my hand out of the cupcake dish. They are so good!
Aren't they beautiful? I can't wait to make them again and experiment with different colors. Really any excuse to bake cupcakes works for me.


Elizabeth said...

They look great!! Might just have to try making some of these myself. :)

Elizabeth Graham said...

You have inspired me! We will be making these this weekend... hopefully :)