Devil’s Food Tie Dyed Cupcakes

halloween tie dye cupcakes

I have a confession. I don’t like Halloween. There, I said it. Have you noticed that there are very few Halloween recipes here? I do pin a ton of Halloween recipes and ideas, but I don’t seem to make a lot. Thanksgiving seems to get all of my energy.

I consider myself to be a creative person. But when it comes to costumes and things that are spooky, I’ve got nothing.

But that doesn’t mean that my kids don’t ask me to make fun Halloween treats. Or that I don’t need to bring any to class parties or the snack table at the weekend’s football game. And these Devils’ Food Tie-Dyed Cupcakes are super fun, super easy, and I bought everything at Michaels to make them. It took me about 2 extra minutes to make something festive and my children LOVED how these looked (and tasted, I adore these two recipes – the best chocolate cupcake and buttercream).


I stood a disposable piping bag up in a tall glass and made alternating lines with glitter decorating gel up the sides of the bag. Filled it with buttercream and that was it.

halloween tie dye cupcakes

Swirl the frosting to make the tie-dye effect and top with a few sugar candies or silver balls. You can find the cupcake and buttercream recipe over at the Dixie Crystals website.

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And then I wrapped them up and took them to the bake sale. I used a clear plastic cocktail cup and a clear plastic bag tied with a ribbon. We got ohhhs and ahhhs when we dropped them off. how to wrap cupcakes


Oh hey there!

Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Amanda

    I dont like Halloween either! But I love these. 🙂

    1. bakedbree


  2. Nazia @ Your Sunny Side Up

    I’m not a fan of halloween either, but I’m definitely making these!

    1. bakedbree

      This is a great recipe – any time of year.

  3. Kimberley

    I love Halloween! These are so cute!

  4. Millie l Add A Little

    Looks so cute!! The sound delicious!

  5. Chineka @ Savor The Baking

    The frosting on these cupcakes looks so beautiful. The bake sale presentation was pretty.

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks! And easy. 🙂

  6. terry

    These look great for halloween. I think these will go well with the great smore recipe i picked up on another site. Thanks 😉

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