Candy Corn Cupcakes | Sugar for Breakfast: Candy Corn Cupcakes

Monday, October 29, 2012

Candy Corn Cupcakes

It seems like moms are scrambling to come up with last minute Halloween party treats for their kids to take to school for their parties. So I thought I would share a simple cupcake decorating idea that is "Halloweenish" and is super easy (no decorating tips required!)

Candy Corn Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cup water
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°

Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until no lumps remain.
Pour 1/4 cup of the batter into paper-lined muffin tins.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove to a cooling rack; cool completely.

1 cup salted butter; softened
2 pounds powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Yellow food coloring
Orange food coloring

Cream all ingredients in a stand mixer until frosting becomes fluffy.
Separate frosting into 3 bowls.
You will need more for the yellow and orange than you need for the white.

Tint one bowl of frosting yellow and one orange, leave one white.
Using a piping bag, or ziploc baggie, snip the end off and fill the yellow frosting first.
Pipe a ring of frosting around the cupcake top.
Repeat with the orange, creating a smaller ring on top of the yellow.
Finally, with the white frosting, create a mound of frosting at the center of the orange and pull up to create the tip.

Top with a candy corn piece if you want!

For a bag-saving piping tip, check out my "best decorating tip I know"
Happy Halloween!

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