Rainbow Tie-dye Cupcakes

The birthday of a teacher at my school is tomorrow, so I decided to make her a treat. She is a total hippy and you can’t get more hippy than rainbow tie-dye cupcakes.  It was awesome to see the look on her face when she cut the cupcake open- the expression I was looking for! You will be just as surprised when you cut yours too! The colors are so vibrant and don’t blend when they are baking. Anyone will love them.


To make the cupcakes you will need:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of salt

2 eggs

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

1 1/2 sticks butter

1/2 cup milk

Beat eggs and sugar until blended. Then add vanilla and butter.

Whisk the other dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add milk and dry

ingredients to egg mixture alternating. Once the batter is complete,

separate into 6 different bowls (or however many colors you want). Add a

different food coloring to each bowl and mix well until batter becomes the

color you want it to be. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin liners and

add a dollop of each color with a spoon into the liner. Add only a tea-

spoon of each color and do not mix! The different colored batters will

even out and fill the whole liner once in the oven. Do this to all 12 cup-

cakes and bake for 18 minutes at 350*F.


This is how they will turn out!

Froyo Cupcakes

For my sister’s birthday, my friend and I made cupcakes for her class. We went to a store in Liberia called Tips, a baking store filled with everything you can think of for baking! We bought cupcake liners that look like waffle cones and little tester spoons. Then we took frosting and piped it on the best chocolate cupcake to make it look like frozen yogurt! The recipe is down below…

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • large pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups of buttermilk
  • 3/4 cups of warm water
  • 1/4 cup of veggie oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Mix all dry ingredients then add wet ingredients. Fill cupcake liners a little less than 3/4 full. Bake at 350*f for 15-17 minutes. Cool in fridge for 30 minutes and you can add any type of frosting along with colored sprinkles! Make sure to pipe frosting with a star tip to give the effect of frozen yogurt. The recipe makes about 24. img_1830

Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome to The Confection Craze! My name is Payton, I am 13 years old, living in Costa Rica and I love to bake. I am very active and love to play basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, swim and surf. My hobbies are baking (of course!), cooking, playing sports, and interior design. I have been living in Costa Rica since July 2016. My family and I live in a tiny house with no oven! It has been challenging to try and bake with no heat source but I have been lucky enough to have friends that let me bake at their house. I will share recipes to desserts I have made and share what it is like to live in Central America by posting pictures. I hope you enjoy all of the recipes and pictures I post and encourage you to share your ideas with me!