Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Insight on Tie-Dye Cupcakes

Tie-dye, as we know it became popular in the U.S. around the middle of 1950. People die methods used with either "natural" dyes or saving folding, twisting and tying fabric or clothing. The items were then immersed or put into a dye bath. The results were simple and had different designs, but they were not shaking and tends to fade too quickly. Still, everyone loved them!
Tie-dye became a craze during the Vietnam War when people wanted peace and freedom. It was a form of artistic expression as a protest for the hippie, psychedelic generation open and unrestricted, in this very difficult time in American history.
This artistic peace-loving decorated t-shirts, curtains, blankets, pants, and everything they could think of who would proclaim their individuality! It made people happy, as it continues today! It still has the greatest symbol of the sixties! And in all its forms, is tie-dye is not only an art of fabric, but a piece of our history.
Tie-Dye Cupcakes recipe
A white or yellow cake mix box
Can a white frosting or buttercream Frosting
~ Dye your choice of color
Follow the instructions on the back of the cake mix box. After mixing the batter, separate the dough into five cereal bowls. Add a few drops of the dye at a time to get the color you want. You can always add color if needed.
Put cupcake papers in cupcake tins. Add a small amount of batter in each cupcake paper. You can change the colors in layers to begin. You can be creative here, as much as you want because there is no wrong way to do this.
After all the colorful space was added to the cupcake papers, you now here comes the fun! Take a toothpick and run round the Tie-Dye batter in each cupcake tin. Be careful not to mix too much or have a not so pretty to look at cupcakes.
Bake cupcakes according to package. Remove from oven and let cool.
Tie-Dye Frosting
Bring your canned frosting and put some in small bowls and add your dye to the icing. This time I would only choose three different colors. Mix each color to get the color blended throughout.
Take one color at a time and layer in a piping bag. After all the layers of glaze, gently swirl a knife and enamel.
Now turn the frosting on the cupcakes with icing bag.
If you do not have a pastry bag Here's another way to make the glaze. Use white or butter cream on top of cupcake and you little tubes of color glaze and frosting in separate small bowls or dyes used in each bowl, stir to mix. So the color glaze and spray a circle around the cupcake, make 3 to 4 colors and then take a toothpick and just swirl all the colors around so it looks tie-dyed.
Now eat and enjoy!
These cupcakes are great for any occasion and suitable for all ages!

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