how to make swirled cupcakes?

i want to make red and white and green and white swirled cupcakes for christmas, if i just drop some food color into the tins with the batter and swirl it with a toothpick would it have the same effect as if i put two different colored batters into the tin?

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  • Rhonda
    Lv 4
    8 years ago
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    The two methods will give very different results. Using food color directly in each cupcake will give you a narrow swirl of very concentrated color. And red food color tends to have a distinctive aftertaste.

    The easiest way to make three colors of batter is to mix up white cake batter, then divide it between three bowls. Leave one alone, mix green food color into one, and red into the other. Add 1-2 Tbsp of each in each tin. Stick a butter knife in it, and make a zigzag with it to barely swirl. Swirl less than you think is needed; if you overdo it, the red and green will combine to make brown. Not what you want.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    i suspect the two different batters would give better results, but i'm kinda guessing here

  • Different results, but both are cool.

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