PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pinwheel Cupcakes...Color Issue style

I wanted to do something different for some cupcakes I made as a "thank you" gift for a few friends...so I decided to make them very colorful and "springy". 

All you need is:
-A cupcake mix of your choice (I used the funfetti)
-frosting (I was going to make it myself than realized why do more work for myself?!)
-food coloring
-a tooth pick
-ziplock bags
I used four different colors, and separated the frosting equally in four separate bowls. I wanted the colors to be super vibrant so I used about six drops of coloring for each color. (p.s. note to self: don't get food dye on your skin or clothes. I never comes off! ha)
Then I put each color in separate zip block bags and cut a tiny hole in each corner...(this can get messy! But worth it!)
Then start on your design...don't worry it doesn't have to be perfect (you'll see why). Its fun to experiment with different color variations and circle thickness. The great part is that every cupcake your design is different, which makes for a great presentation!
  Photobucket
Once you've covered your cupcake...take your toothpick and pull from the center to the edge...go all the way around (your lines could be really close or further apart...) and suddenly it will all start comin' together!
I like to finish the middle off (since it looks all mutilated by the end of your toothpicking frenzy) do add a little dot of frosting--like the center of a flower :-) 
  Photobucket
The top middle cupcake, I actually started my toothpick on the edge and moved into the middle; the top right cupcake I did squiggly lines (looks sort of like a sun). I had so much fun making these, maybe to much fun. I most definitely found my inner child haha...everyone needs that once in a while!  :-)


Pin It

59 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I'm throwing a baby shower soon that is enchanted garden themed and these will be the perfect addition to my dessert menu!

    Anna Barr www.littlelifeblossoms.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. OMG! I wish this post came earlier! I made funfetti cookie mix with food coloring for a bake sale on Monday. But this is such a good idea I may do this too!

    http://misadventuresinpharmschool.blogspot.com/2012/02/shaking-my-booty.html

    this is what it turned out to, not too shabby but not as cool as yours!

    <3 marleyetme.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh they are still super fun! :-) thats all that matters...plus they look super yummy

      Delete
  3. these are so cute! i love it!

    drop by allister bee soon!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am in love with these cupcakes!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. How super cute are these!!! Next time we make cupcakes, we'll have to try this or maybe we'll use the frosting idea on the cookies I promised my 6 yr old we'll make. Either way, I LOVE them!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi! These are super cute! :) Great blog!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those are so pretty! I've never seen cupcakes decorated like that before. Beautiful and perfect spring colors!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm already sold on your blog. These cupcakes are so happy!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Awesome awesome!!!!!!!! How easy and fun!


    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a wonderful idea! I love rainbow cupcakes, so maybe I'll need to add this colorful frosting!

    ReplyDelete
  11. These are so great! Look easy, too. They remind me of umbrellas. :)

    Christina
    http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  12. wow this is amazing!!! Love all the colours, this makes me feel happy. Thank you so much for sharing this. It's the first time I visit your blog but I already love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Incredible idea!! You are so creative. I am definitely going to have to try this.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love this - I wish I had the patience to do something like this!

    I would love for you to link up this and some other posts at my Monday blog party next week. Your blog is wonderful.

    -Pamela, InspiredByFelicity.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. those are amazing!!! I love them! your so creative!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a great project. I'll have to try this with my kids, too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. i used to do these ALL the time with the kids i nannyed for- using the gel frosting- so much fun and perfect to use for halloween with white/black for spider webs!

    ReplyDelete
  18. love the concept of your blog!! id love to swap buttons with you too! please check out my blog and let me know!!

    http://xoxo-carolinalove.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. wow, this is a seriously cool idea. thanks so much for sharing!

    x
    Angie
    http://www.sundaybelle.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Those look amazing! And how do you make the blinky picture thing (is it called a GIF? Hopefully you know what I mean, haha)? They're so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Ok. Love! And So Happy to have found your Blog-- LOVE THE COLORS.. makes me Happy! Thank you again for your sweet comment over at my place! I am a new follower and off to find ya on FB.... hopefully! Have a great day! Jen

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh, these are super fun! I'll have to remember this idea. :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. LOVE!!! Going to make these for my Sunday School kids. BTW- Just went to Target this afternoon and saw there awesome "COLOR" display as soon as you walk in the door, and I thought of your blog. Have you gotten to see it yet?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yes I totally have seen it...and I LOVE it!!! What are the odds huh!? haha I think COLOR is very much IN this season...I am seeing it everywhere!

      Delete
  24. SO YUM! Love these! Super cute!
    www.cathykhayes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. stop it. these not only are gorgeous -- but they look delicious too!
    thank you for this :) I'm going to make them ASAP

    xo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

    ReplyDelete
  26. OH, those look SO TASTY! And I don't even think that's my pregnancy talkin'.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thanks for sharing! I'm totally telling my momma to do this!

    ReplyDelete
  28. i love this! what a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  29. OK, you're an ARTIST! Really, I could't do this... fantastic!
    Thanks for the visit, if you want you can follow me... I follow you... I'm really exited to see other post :)

    Imon xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  30. Really cute cup cakes. Love the colors. =)


    http://sassychunny.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  31. you are amazing. those are so cute ;) great job!!!

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  32. thanks for your comment! you have a very colorful & yummy blog =)

    xo Ola
    blogdirtysecret.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. So simple and so beautiful!! You're genius!

    ReplyDelete
  34. that looks SO much fun! and colorful, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi there!!!
    Love your blog...love your photography~
    Glad you sent me your way:)
    Would love to do a little jewelry give-away on your blog....if you're interested:)
    Let me know!
    heather(at)simpledaisy(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  36. OMG,they look delicious!! How amazing they're!! I'm happy to be your new follower!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Aww, what a fun recipe! Your photography is incredible, and I love your perspective on angles and composition. You were definitely right; I love your blog! <3

    Thanks again, for visiting mine. You got yourself a new follower.

    Piaget.
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  38. wow the look great! want one of them now! Great blog! you have a new follower girly! x Marina

    ReplyDelete
  39. Ah how fun! I want to decorate with them! :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. These are positively beautiful and make me wish for spring! Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog & confirming my love for boxed mixes :)
    What an amazing gem of a blog you have here! I am in love, love, love with all things color where my obsession with paint is concerned. I am already having a blast looking around at all your great posts. I am absolutely a new follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh my goodness, those cupcakes look so adorable:) They would be great for a baby shower. Muah

    ReplyDelete
  42. wowwwwwww..... i thought all the fun was in the funfetti cake... obvi I didn't introduce colored frosting to it! love it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  43. OMG! Totally awesome idea!! Pinning it!! :D

    Maysem @ odetoinspiration.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. So so cute! What a good idea!

    ReplyDelete
  45. This is so amazing, I love it!

    Share the feeling,
    www.cupcakecuisine.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete