Tomorrow is my daughter's 8th birthday. She saw these cupcakes on Semi-Homemade on the Food Network and wanted to make them. She did most of the decorating herself! To celebrate, we took a couple of girls to a movie theater, so these cupcakes actually went home as favors.
We made plain ol' box cupcakes with plain ol' white icing. Then with gel icing, we made stripes on the cupcakes, and using a toothpick, made lines, pulling the icing to look like tie dye. First one way, then the other. It was completely her idea to put the Sponge Bob toppers. Really, I can't take credit for that one.