Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tie-Dye Fruity Cupcakes

This is not news, but in case you didn't realize I will let you in on a little secret.  I am a dork.  Yep.  A really big one too.  BUT guess what???  I'm not just any dork.  I'm a dork with a really cool new mixer!!!  A really cool new Kitchen Aid mixer :)  After getting over the shocking price, I think I may be in love.  Yep.  Now I'm a really big dork who loves an appliance.... an appliance who made these deliciously fruity cupcakes possible.  They take a little more time than a typical cupcake (dispensing them into the cupcake liners is a bit of a pain in the tushy), but your family will love you for them.  These cupcakes make you look very impressive!  I topped part of them with Cool Whip and when it was gone I threw together a vanilla butter cream frosting.  Both were delish!  Enjoy :)

The dork in question... and her new mixer :)

1 pkg white cake mix (I used yellow)
2 1/2 TBSP lime JELL-O Gelatin (1/2 of a 3 oz. pkg.)
2 1/2 TBSP strawberry JELL-O Gelatin (1/2 of a 3 oz. pkg.)
2 1/2 TBSP orange JELL-O Gelatin (1/2 of a 3 oz. pkg.)
Frosting of choice

Prepare cake batter and pre-heat oven as directed on package; divide evenly into 3 bowls.  Stir different flavor dry gelatin mix into batter in each bowl.  Alternately spoon batter into paper-lined muffin cups until full (you will get 18-24 cupcakes- depending on size).  Bake as directed on package of cupcakes (mine took 18 minutes at 350).  Cool Completely and frost.


Alicia@ eco driendly homemaking said...

Oh these cupcakes look so pretty and colorful!!

Chris said...

I have to agree, the price is steep but I have never had buyers remorse since buying ours.

Anonymous said...

I love my Kitchen Aid mixer too. Now you can get the attachments. My favorites are the pasta maker and the ice cream maker.

Heather said...

These look really yummy!! I'm gonna go out a buy me a white cake mix really soon! I already have the jello! Yippy!