Making tye-dye cupcakes is hands-down the most delicious way to learn about the colors of the rainbow. These cupcakes teach a little ROYGBV as your child creates an impressive treat that will brighten up the whole kitchen. With the magic of food coloring and your favorite cake mix, you’ll have a Technicolor dessert fit for any occasion. Groovy!
What You Need:
- Vanilla or white cupcake mix
- Paper cupcake liners
- Food coloring
- 7 bowls
- 7 small spoons
- Marshmallow fluff
- Mini M&M’s
- Gold coins (optional)
What You Do:
- Help your child prepare the cake batter according to directions.
- Divide the batter evenly between the small bowls, and add a different color to each one. This is a great time to teach kids how to mix colors to get complimentary colors like green (blue + yellow), orange (red + yellow) and purple (blue + red). Mix each colored batter very well.
- Start spooning the batter into the paper cupcake liners. Go backwards in a rainbow sequence so purple begins at the bottom and red is the last color on top. Try to evenly space the layers without mixing or blending colors. Leave at least ¼” at the top to give room for the batter to expand.
- Bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the recipe. When they are done allow them to cool completely.
- Scoop a cloud of marshmallow fluff onto the top of the cupcake.
- Sprinkle a small amount of colorful mini M&M’s on top of the marshmallow fluff.
- If you’re making St. Patrick’s cupcakes and want a little luck of the Irish, press a gold coin into the top of the cupcake!