Orange & Black Cupcakes

Orange and black… the Halloween combo!  These cupcakes are too easy, and really fun.  After doing the Hot Pink and Zebra Stripes Tutorial, I knew I would be doing it again with orange and black at Halloween time.  This doubles up for Tiger themed parties too.  In fact, a reader had told me they were going to do these colors for a tailgate party.  Go team!

What You'll Need:

White cake mix (of your choice)

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

Black food dye/gel

Orange food dye/gel

Plastic ziploc bags

Cupcake Liners (I prefer the black ones for this)


1.  Mix your white cake batter and divide it in half.  Add orange food coloring to one half until the desired shade of orange, then add cocoa powder and black food coloring to the other half until black.

2.  This step is not necessary but it will make this SO MUCH easier on you.  Put the batter into two separate ziploc bags and cut a tip.  Once the liners are in the pan, start by piping orange batter into the center of liner.

2.  Pipe black batter into the center of your orange batter, then alternate these steps until your liner is 2/3 filled.

3.  Once they're baked, just cool them and decorate!


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About Kathryn

I owned a successful wedding cake business for 4 years. I currently stay at home full-time running after my two boys. I started this DIY cake blog to encourage others to explore the world of creative desserts.