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Back to the future - Tie dye crafting and baking

Like all great revolving fashion trends, it was only a matter of time before tie dye t-shirts and sweatshirts made a massive comeback. Whether it's hippy chic or an Ombre sunset, we are loving every minute of it.

This month we were inspired by the Great British Bake Off retro challenge and thought we would adapt the tie dye trend to crafting and baking.

Of course it wouldn't be 2020 if we didn't include mask fashion into our crafting activity and we have given the vanilla cupcake a multi-colour twist.


Craft- Tie Dye Masks

You can purchase white masks from Amazon. Mix the the colours you want to use with non-toxic fabric dye. You can also use food colouring but it will wash out or fade.

Once you have the colours mixed you can use a few different methods:

1. Simply paint each colour on the flat mask to create your desired pattern.

2. Twist the mask and apply a rubber band. Then paint on each colour you want to use to create your design. This will result in a multi colour design with some white where your twists and bands are placed.

3. Using the rubber band method from above but instead of painting, dip it in the colour liquid of your choice for a more intense colour. 


Crumb- Tie Dye Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes


One Rainbow caterpillar bake and craft kit

Not included in kit, check instructions for quantities:
Sprinkles optional
piping bags optional


1. Pre heat oven to 180

2. Mix your dry mix and wet ingredients together with a mixer until combined and creamy.

3. Divide your mixture into small bowls and add different colouring to each one.
Optional: Add each coloured cake mix into a piping bag and cut a small hole at the pointed end

4. Line your baking tray with cupcake cases and either pipe small blobs of your coloured cake mix into each one using your piping bags or alternatively use a teaspoon. Once your cases are 2/3rds full you can use a cocktail stick to merge the colours together.

5. Place in the oven for approx 10 mins or until a knife comes out clean when you place it through the centre of your cupcake.

6. Leave to cool and prepare your buttercream by mixing the icing sugar and softened butter together with a mixer then slowly add in your milk - mix until combined.

7. When cakes are cool add a little buttercream to each and top with your favourite sprinkle.