Indian Tricolor Cupcakes
Cupcakes in Indian Tricolor for India's Republic Day + a tutorial on how to make Tie Dye Cupcakes and make 3 Color Swirls!
vanilla cupcakes [Use a box mix or follow recipe]
green food color
orange food color
sticks salted butter [1 cup]
at room temperature
you may substiute it with milk
Prepare cupcake batter using a box mix [follow instructions on the box] or use your favorite recipe of vanilla cupcakes.
Divide the batter into 3 equal parts.
Color 2 parts of the batter with green and orange respectively. Leave the 3rd part as such.
To create a tie dye effect pour the 3 color batter randomly in the cupcake pan/liners.
To make another pattern, start by placing green batter at the bottom and then place orange and white over it respectively. [see pictures above]
Bake the cupcakes according to instructions of the package/recipe.
Cool cupcakes completely before frosting.
In the steel bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or using your hand mixer, beat room temperature butter for 3-4 minutes till it turns pale and soft.
Start adding the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.
Mix at a slow speed first and once the sugar is incorporated increase the speed to high and beat for 30 seconds or till mixture is smooth and fluffy.
Add in all the sugar, beating well after each addition.
Add vanilla extract and milk and beat till frosting is smooth.
Decorating the cupcakes
Divide the frosting in 3 parts. The 1st part should have the maximum frosting, color that green.
Next part should have little less frosting than the green and you need to leave it as such.
Third part should have the least amount of frosting, color that orange.
Transfer all the 3 colored frosting in piping bags fitted with Wilton tip#2D.
Take the green frosting first and starting at one point on the edge, make a swirl around the outer circumference of the cupcakes. Make 2 complete swirls for more ruffled look.
Next take the white frosting and make a swirl on top of the green one. This swirl should be smaller than the one below it.
Lastly take the orange frosting and make a small swirl on top of white. This swirl should be the smallest.
Decorate with white sprinkles or with any sprinkles of your choice.
Get recipe at: https://www.cookwithmanali.com/indian-tricolor-cupcakes/