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Mini Tie Dye Cupcakes

Last Thursday I made cupcakes for a school festival just like the cupcakes I made for our school’s fall festival last year.

This time I only made about sixty mini cupcakes unlike last time where I made over one hundred regular sized cupcakes.

I wanted to decorate these in a simple but different way. So instead of just doing a boring cupcake swirl…..

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I did TIE DYE cupcake swirls. Yup. I just went against the rules of single colored swirls. Oops.

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Cupcakes have never looked so colorful. These were so easy to make yet it looks like something a unicorn would’ve eaten.

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Unicorns or not, these cupcakes were single bites of deliciousness.

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To get the tie dye effect, you basically take three different colors of frosting (or as many as you like) and place each color, vertically, in different sections of the piping bag. The colors I used were pink, blue, and yellow. When I squeezed the piping bag, the colors slightly mixed creating new colors. The pink and blue created purple, the yellow and blue made green, and the pink and yellow made orange. I used my vanilla cake recipe to make these cupcakes which you can find in my recipes page.

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These cupcakes would be a great treat at any festival or party!

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Daisy “Cake 4 Kids” Cake #6

I have finally gotten to bake after so long! Like 3 WHOLE WEEKS. Yeah, I know it’s unbelievable.

The reason I couldn’t bake was because we were getting our kitchen remodeled which meant a new oven, so I guess it was worth the wait (even if I was getting low on sugar :/ ).

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The cake that I baked this time was for Cake 4 Kids (an organization that I volunteer for). It was for a little girl that was turning two.

I decided to cover this cake with frosting instead of fondant. This cake was a 3 layer white cake with vanilla buttercream.

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Because this cake was for a little girl, I loved planning out how I was going to decorate this cake. I probably had about a hundred girly things I could do with this cake. There were fondant bows, icing flowers, chocolate ribbons. Don’t even get me started on the different color schemes. 😉

At the end, I settled for an orange cake and white fondant daisies with yellow centers.

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Simple and sweet.

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Green and Blue “Cake 4 Kids” Cake #2!

As you all know, I am a volunteer for Cake for kids.  Cake 4 kids a non profit organization that delivers cakes to disadvantaged children. This week I baked a cake for a boy’s birthday. I decided to go with a simple but elegant design. The birthday boy had requested a green and blue cake with no specified flavor, so I decided to make a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. I wanted to try a different kind of vanilla cake recipe, so I tried this recipe. This turned out to be a very soft and spongy cake.

Unfortunately, I could not deliver the cake as I was in school, so my dad delivered it for me.

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Here are some pictures of the cake:

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