Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sprinkles Will Fly Cupcake Couture Blog Party

4th of July Tie Dye Swirl Cupcakes!
With the 4th of July right around the corner, what is better than these easy to make gorgeous tie dye swirl cupcakes?! :)

First off a big thank you to Carrie from Bella Cupcake Couture and Betsy from JavaCupcake & Cupcake Takes the Cake who invited me to participate again in another cupcake blog party! I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I LOVE cupcakes! This time our blog party is going to celebrate the upcoming holiday! And of course for a giveaway too! (enter below for a chance to win!)

I love to make things from scratch: cookies, cakes, cupcakes-- any baked good. But this time we went with simple and fast. I was able to whip these cupcakes up quickly and they were a big hit! They would the perfect dessert for a 4th of July party/cookout :)

To make these awesome and creative 4th of July Tie Dye Swirl Cupcakes all you need is a box of white cake (plus all the ingredients needed) and some food coloring (all natural food coloring could be used as well)!

I mixed up the batter with the ingredients (I did add a splash of vanilla as well) and separated the batter into three bowls. One bowl was "white" and I left uncolored. The other two bowls I added blue and red food coloring. To make a tie dye swirl I spooned a little bit of each color into the wrappers. Since one spoonful of each color wasn't enough to fill the cupcake wrappers, I kept alternating colors while I filled the wrappers. With a toothpick (this is where Eliana loved to help!) I swirled some of the colors together. The tops looked like this when they came out:
They came out so pretty!! And it was SO simple to make. Some of the wrappers got a bit bent up because my little helper in the kitchen took them out and put them in the cupcake pan herself! :) It really didn't matter though because we had these gorgeous cupcake wrappers to use!
 Carrie supplied these cupcake wrappers from Bella Cupcake Couture! They are absolutely gorgeous and I love how elegant they made my cupcakes :)

Using a Wilton 2D tip I topped the cupcakes with vanilla frosting, and some red, white and blue star sprinkles! This was another place where Eliana enjoyed helping :) These cupcakes were super easy to make and they look gorgeous! :)
Here is how the cupcakes looked on the inside! Every single cupcake looked slightly different, which made them even more special! :)

So Please take a look at every one of these blogs to see all the amazing cupcake wrappers for the 4th of July! Be sure to hop around to each blog and check them all out! :)
An American Cupcake in London
A Pumpkin and A Princess
Bella Cupcake Couture
Chronicles of a Foodie
Creative Food
Cupcake Project
Cupcakes Take the Cake
Diary of a Mad Hausfrau
Hoosier Homemade
Hungry Happenings
In Katrina's Kitchen
Inside BruCrew Life
Java Cupcake
Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Love From the Oven
Make Bake Celebrate
Not Just a Mommy
Not Your Mommas Cookie
Pint Sized Baker
Sugar Swings! Serve Some
The Baking Cup
The Decorated Cookie
And also Enter below to try to win this awesome prize pack!! :)
Thanks to our amazing Prize Pack sponsors for their generous donations! Please, visit their websites to see more of their fabulous products!
Bella Cupcake Couture
The Smart Baker
India Tree
Lucks Food Decorating Company
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To enter to WIN this Prize Pack, simply fill out the entry form below. Contest opens June 25, 2013 at 7:00am PST and closes July 1, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. One winner will be chosen and announced within 48 hours of the contest ending. Winner will be contacted via email by betsy@javacupcake.com and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If they do not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. This contest is open to residents worldwide.
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  1. I LOVE cupcakes! Wow, what an amazing giveaway! I love them all, but I'd say my favorite wrapper is the one w/ stars! Thanks so much for that great opportunity to win this incredible package!

  2. Oh I love the tye dye look!! Great job!! THANKS for participating!! <3 Betsy

  3. My favorites are the Olivia swirl in navy

  4. Red, white and blue looks so nice swirled together. You cupcakes look great!

  5. These are perfect for my family's 4th of July beach trip. Young and old would love em. Plus, who doesn't love the Bella Couture Cupcake liners, they're so great!

  6. Those swirl cupcakes are just way too fun!!! I love that every cupcake looks so different when doing those!!!

    1. Thank you Jocelyn! I loved that part too! It was fun to have each cupcake look so different! :)

  7. Ooh.. I like the navy blue Olivia Swirl wrappers. And your cupcakes look fantastic! Yum!

  8. Hi Michelle, Ahhh love the tie dye!!! A truly American cupcake. They looked so pretty all dressed up with their red cupcake wrappers, pure white frosting and sprinkles. So happy you participated again!

    1. Thank you so much Carrie!! And thank you for providing the wrappers! :)

  9. I love the patriotic stars and stripes very cool cupcakes too :)

  10. They look fantastic! :D Looks like sprinkles really did fly in your kitchen! :D

  11. are you sure you don't want to switch to just a sweets blog?! love these and the swirled look!!

    1. LOL... don't try to pull me over to the dark side! Too many sweets! ;)

  12. My mom just became an American citizen. All the things from the giveaway (and your amazing cupcakes) would be great for her first fourth of July! I'd love to make her these cupcakes or have a party for her :)

  13. I've never made multi color cupcakes, perhaps it is time to change that, these turned out so pretty.

  14. What fun! These go beautifully with those pretty wrappers. The tie dye motif rocks!

  15. I loved the Olivia wrappers. That chocolate sculpturing to match really won me over!

  16. Oh, I love the Olivia Swirls! Very pretty.

    Cool tie dye cupcakes!

  17. I love the Olivia Swirl wrappers! Very pretty. Cool tie dye cupcakes!

  18. These are great. I am Canadian and going to try these for Canada day in Canadian colours.


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