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Tie Dye Cupcakes

The radical rainbow effect is hip once again. Create the tie dye effect inside and out, with cupcakes featuring layered batter colors and three shades of candy clay on top.
Makes: Each treat serves 1.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Make candy clay 1 day in advance. Prepare candy clay following recipe directions using White Candy Melts candy. Let set overnight.

Step 2
Step 2

Tint candy clay. Divide candy clay into thirds. Use candy colors to tint one third candy clay each blue, yellow and pink.

Knead candy clay until pliable. Roll a 1 in. ball each of blue, yellow and pink candy clay.

Step 3
Step 3

Knead balls of candy clay together, blending gently to create a tie dye look.

Step 4
Step 4

Use 9 in. fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out candy clay 1/16 in. thick on cornstarch-dusted surface.

Step 5
Step 5

Use third largest (3 1/4 in.) cutter from nesting circles cutter set to cut circle from candy clay.

Step 6

Make cupcakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Divide batter into thirds. Use icing colors to tint one third batter each light rose, light blue and yellow. Use blue batter in disposable decorating bags to pipe first layer into baking cup. Repeat with a layer of yellow batter, then a layer of rose, until cup is 2/3 full with batter. Bake and cool cupcakes.

Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula and icing to ice cupcakes smooth.

Step 7

Position marbleized candy clay topper over cupcake.

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Primary Candy Colors Set ((blue, yellow used))


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White Candy Melts® Candy ((12 oz. makes 24 treats))




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9 in. Fondant Roller ((pink guide rings used))


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4-Pc. Circles Nesting Metal Cookie Cutter Set ((third largest [3 1/4 in.] cutter used))


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Add some richness to your boxed assortments by including some luxurious swirled colors.

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Tie Dye Cupcakes is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for kids parties,girls sleepovers! Fun! So much fun making them and seeing the looks on your company's faces! Always brings out smiles and you hear a lot of " oh my gosh those look so cool I have to know how you made those!?"
Date published: 2017-04-16
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