3 Groovy Tie-Dye Desserts You Can Make at Home

Don’t settle for boring, lifeless dessert. These colorful confections are totally to-DYE-for.

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What makes dessert even more delightful? Tie dye. Turns out, it is pretty easy to turn ordinary desserts into over-the-top creations that look like you ordered them from the best bakery in town.

Crazy-Colored Cupcakes

Give ordinary cupcakes a tie-dye swirl by mixing three different colors of gel food coloring with divided buttercream frosting. Use an icing swirl bag to pipe the different colors onto the cupcakes in a beautiful tie-dyed fashion!

Swirled Icing on a Cupcake With a Tie-Dye Color

Swirled Icing on a Cupcake With a Tie-Dye Color

These cupcakes are mounded with a delicious swirl of tie-dye icing on top. The colors of the icing are yellow, pink and green and the cupcake is vanilla.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Delicious Tie-Dyed Doughnuts

Step up your doughnut glaze game with this tie-dyed tip. To make the glaze base, mix 2 cups of powdered sugar with 1/2 cup of water. Once combined, add a splash of vanilla if desired. Evenly portion out the glaze into six small bowls, setting the remainder of the base off to the side. Mix each bowl with a couple drops of your desired color of gel food coloring, stirring each bowl until the color is evenly incorporated. On a plate, spoon out some of the remaining base and spoon the individual colored glaze on top of the uncolored glaze. Dip the doughnuts flat onto the plate and set aside to dry. The end result will be beautiful tie-dyed doughnut bliss — definitely a crowd pleaser!

Tie-Dye Doughnuts on a White Platter

Tie-Dye Doughnuts on a White Platter

These multicolored doughnuts sit on top of a white plate. The tie-dye effect is made using powdered-sugar glaze with gel food coloring.

Photo by: Doughnuts_KS

Doughnuts_KS

Ultra-Yummy Cookies

Make these totally cute tie-dye cookies with ordinary sugar cookies and royal icing. Start by thinning the royal icing by slowly adding water until you’ve reached a consistency that can easily flow from a squeeze bottle. Next, lightly add food coloring to the separated icing to make four pastels. Transfer the colored icing into four individual squeeze bottles. To ice the cookies, start by outlining the cookie with your desired base color. Once outlined, fill the entirety of the cookie with the base color. Next, in a bullseye fashion, layer circles of different colors on top of one another. Before the icing dries, use a toothpick to drag through the icing and create the swirled effect. All that’s left is to enjoy your work!

Tie-Dye Cookies With Floral-Themed Icing

Tie-Dye Cookies With Floral-Themed Icing

These cookies are made even more delicious with the addition of tie-dye icing. The icing and spread in a way that resembles a flower.

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

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