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.
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