But instead, I decided to bake.
Fun, pretty, colorful tie-dyed cupcakes.
(I took my cupcakes to one of my church groups, at Eastminster)
Let's start at the beginning, shall we?
You'll need vanilla cake batter. Whether it's from scratch or your long lost great aunt Betty Crocker, either is fine!
I don't own a kitchen aid stand mixer. #poorpoormegan
Divide your batter into separate bowls, depending on how many colors you want to have. Add food coloring.
And then stir, stir, stir!
Start with just a spoonful of one color in your cupcake tin, like so:
Then add another spoonful on top.
And continue adding additional spoonfuls of each color until you've filled the cupcake molds 2/3 full. Don't mix up the colors! You'll end up with yucky brown. And remember, only two-thirds full!
Bake as directed. (For me, I did mini-cupcakes 325 degrees for 17 minutes, and regular cupcakes 350 degrees for 20 minutes.)
And, behold the beauties that come from your oven!
They're so pretty! And I know you hate to cover up the colors, and it's tempting to serve them as is. But everybody knows that a cupcake is no good without frosting!
By the way, I used to always spread frosting with a knife, but that's SO 1990. It's all about the piping! Faster, easier, and prettier!
Just transfer your frosting to a bag (either a legit decorating bag, or a plain ole ziploc with the tip cut off) and squeeze it on. No skill needed, I promise!
And don't worry, even if you feel like you covered up all the pretty colors, they'll be back on display after just one bite!
What do YOU usually do when you're procrastinating from doing the things that need done??