10 Foods You Should Tie-Dye Instead of Clothes

There are only so many t-shirts you can dye.

April 09, 2020

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’re currently in the midst of a huge tie-dye trend. Folks all over TikTok and Instagram are tie-dying just about everything, from plain white t-shirts to old socks. While we love seeing all these colorful creations brighten up our feeds, we couldn’t help but wonder: Why can’t our favorite foods be tie-dyed, too?

Turns out, they can! We took a deep dive through Instagram and found that crafty tie-dyers are adapting the trend to desserts, snacks, breakfast foods and more. Here are a few tie-dye creations that are as beautiful as they are appetizing:

Cake (pictured above)

The best way to top a vibrant tie-dye cake? Whipped cream and multicolored sprinkles, of course.


This is the type of tie-dying we can get behind. Rubirosa Ristorante, a pizza restaurant in New York City, is known for their “tie-dye” pie, which swirls vodka sauce, tomato sauce and pesto for a gorgeous tri-color effect.


It seems like everybody nowadays is making bread, so why not amp it up a notch and add a little tie-dye? To make this colorful baked good, Instagram user @vanillabeancabin dyed pieces of dough individually and then rolled them together. We think the surprise inside the loaf is totally worth the extra effort.


Edible glitter makes these tie-dye macarons even more extra.


We’ve seen plenty of out-of-the-box doughnuts in our day, but we think that these tie-dye varieties take the cake.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Whether you’re looking for Easter egg inspo or just want to jazz up this protein-packed snack, tie-dying is the way to go. Wrap rubber bands around your hard-boiled eggs and dip them into your dyes. Once you take the rubber bands off, your eggshells will be coated in color.


Prepare to be mesmerized as this talented baker uses wet royal icing and gel food coloring to create a swirled tie-dye topping. Are cookies the new canvases?


We have a feeling you could easily recreate this tie-dye cheesecake at home. Use neon food coloring to dye separate batters, then add those batters onto your crust one at a time and drag a toothpick through them to create a marbled look.


Carvel Ice Cream’s newest tie-dye shake blends cake mix-flavored ice cream with swirls of color. The Instagrammable milkshake is then finished with whipped cream, pound cake bites and loads of sprinkles.


Breakfast just got a whole lot brighter. These tie-dye waffles with colorful ice cream scoops are definitely worth waking up for.

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