Monday, June 6, 2011

Cool Tie Dye Designs- Tie Dye Cupcakes

Editors Note: I have scoured the internet gathering up some great articles on some Cool Tie Dye Designs. Although, these are written instructions, I will be posting some of my personal video tutorials very soon. But for now, I hope these articles by various authors at Ezine Articles, should give you some insight to what the art of tie dye is all about. And how you can achieve some amazing results, and most importantly just have fun! after all that's what tie dye is all about, getting together with family & friends and throwing down a fun filled Tie Dye Party creating unique works of art.

Tie-Dye Cupcakes - The Semi-Homemade Way
By Barb Sibbing

Tie-Dye History

Tie-dye as we know it became popular in the United States around the mid-1950. People used dying methods with either "natural" or store dyes randomly folding, twisting, and tying fabric or clothing. The items were then either dipped or put into a dye bath. The results were simple and had varied designs; but they were not vibrant and tended to fade far too quickly. Still, everybody loved them!

Tie-dye became all the rage during the Vietnam War period when people craved peace and freedom. It was a form of artistic expression as well as protest for the hippie, psychedelic generation who were free-spirited and very uninhibited during this difficult time in American history.

These artistic peace-lovers embellished t-shirts, curtains, tapestries, pants, and anything that they could think of that would proclaim their individuality! This made people happy then, as it still does today! It has remained the utmost symbol of the sixties! And, in all of its forms, tie-dye is not only an art of fabric, but a piece of our world history.

Tie-Dye Cupcakes Recipe

1 White or Yellow Cake Mix box
1 Can White Frosting or Buttercream Frosting
Food Coloring ~ your choice of color

Follow the directions on the back of the cake mix box. After you have mixed the batter, separate the batter into five cereal bowls. Add a few drops of the food coloring at a time to get the color you are wanting. You can always add more color if needed.

Put cupcake papers into the cupcake tins. Add the small amount of each batter into the cupcake paper. You can add the different 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 batter has been added to the cupcake papers you now here comes the fun! Take a tooth pick and swirl the Tie-Dye batter around in each cupcake tin. Be careful not to mix too much or you will have a not so pretty look to the cupcakes.

Bake the cupcakes according to the package. Take out of the oven and cool.

Tie-Dye Frosting

Take your canned frosting and put some into small bowls and add your food coloring to the frosting. This time I would only pick three different colors. Mix each color to get the entire food coloring mixed.

Take one color at a time and layer in into a pastry bag. After layering all the frosting, carefully take a knife and swirl the frosting.

Now swirl the frosting onto the cupcakes with the pastry bag.

If you don't have a pastry bag here's another way to do the frosting. Use white or buttercream on top of the cupcake and you can get little tubes of color frosting or separate frosting into small bowls then use food coloring in each bowl, stir to mix. Then take the color frosting and squirt a circle all the way around the cupcake, do 3 to 4 colors and then take a toothpick and just swirl all the colors around to make it look tie-dyed.

Now eat and enjoy!

These great cupcakes are great for any occasion and for any age!

Or are you a hippie who just misses the old days of tie-dye?

Barb Sibbing is a Direct Sales, Social Media, and Video Marketing Coach, offering proven techniques and strategies to help grow a successful business. My passion is to empower and inspire families to find the best in themselves in direct sales, social media and a family first lifestyle. Sign up for Barb's newsletter and grab your FREE 7-Day Boot Camp Videos and learn how to attract an endless stream of prospects at Barb Sibbing's Blog How might I add value to your journey today? Celebrate Life!

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