I am throwing in a little digi here. These adorable cupcake flags will be available on Monday over at JessicaSprague.com. They are by Elle's Studio. I've showcased her stuff before. She has some fun, easy hybrid projects that anyone can do. Also, no photoshop skills required. Her files come in an Acrobat format so all you do is print, cut, and put together. Aren't they so cute?!
These cuppies are nothing fancy. I know you've seen the "tie die" or "rainbow" cupcakes all over the web. They are super simple and make a fun cupcake to celebrate an event or holiday. When you're in a hurry there is nothing wrong with a cake mix. Don't tell me otherwise or you'll be in for an arm wrestle. I prefer Duncan Hines mixes, they just seem more moist. If you want to doctor it up a bit, go for it.
Mix up your batter, then split it in however many colors you want in your cuppie. Mix in your food coloring. You can use the drops, I use Wilton Concentrated Gel Icing Colors. Next you layer them in your cupcake wrappers, spread the batter with each addition for a more level look. Then bake according to directions. I told you it was easy. :)
Just a hint, red is a hard color to master. When you are mixing red into a white frosting or batter you inevitably get pink no matter how much red you seem to put in. If you're not careful you can change the consistency of the batter or frosting and change the taste. Yuck! To get a good red, start by making your batter/frosting a darker color. You can dye it a dark pink using a pink gel or in this case I added cocoa powder to the batter. It does change the taste of your batter, but chocolate? No problem for me. ;) Then add in a good red color. Wilton has a Red/Red gel that works great.
Let me know if you make these, I would love to see your version! Have a great Thursday!!!