Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sunshine Cupcakes

Tis' the season for candy corn... you're either a lover or a hater! For me, a little goes a LONG way. I think the ones with brown taste better. There's probably no difference in flavor and it's all in my head :) I saw these adorable cupcakes in Simple & Delicious and couldn't resist. I loved the idea of using candy corn in a non-Halloween recipe. Notice the white tips are missing? I made them for Makayla's class the night before sending them to school and the tips melted off. They were even cuter before when they had the white tips! Notice the sneaky little hand in the upper left corner. Enjoy :)

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) lemon cake mix (or flavor of choice)
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
Yellow food coloring
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips, red shoestring licorice (I used pink icing instead) and candy corn

Prepare and bake cake batter according to package directions for cupcakes; cool completely. In a small bowl, tint frosting yellow. Frost cupcakes. Press two chocolate chips into each cupcake for eyes. For mouths, cut licorice into 1-in. pieces; bent slightly to curve. Press one licorice piece into each cupcake. Add candy corn around edges of cupcakes.


Willoughby said...

Super cute! I like candy corn every once in a while. It's too sweet to eat very often. I agree with you, I think the kind with the brown tastes better, too!!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh they are beyond adorable Heidi!! I bet the kids loved them!

Kristen said...

so cute!

Katy ~ said...


Jaime and Jen DISH said...

So stinkin' cute!!!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

winddaughter said...

I very much enjoy reading your blog and all about your cooking adventures. I actually can't see any of the pics you post, but i can picture what these look like in my mind and they sound adorable!

Chris said...

Those are just too cute! Too bad the tips melted off.

For the record, I'm a candy corn lover. I used to press a pair of them onto my upper incisors so I looked like a vampire.

Ingrid said...

Those are cute! :)