September 30, 2011

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Here's a really cute Halloween version of the Rainbow Cupcakes we made in the spring.  They're really simple to make and don't require any kind of fancy baking skills.  Plus, because they only have three colors instead of a full rainbow, they're not nearly as time consuming as the rainbow ones.



Here's how you make them:

1.  Make up a batch of regular white cake batter using your favorite recipe (or your favorite box of Betty Crocker white cake mix!).  Divide the batter evenly into three bowls.


2.  Leave one bowl white, but use food coloring to color the other two bowls yellow and orange.  (Mine took a LOT of food coloring to get the bright colors I wanted, probably 20 drops or so in each one!)


3.  Spoon the batter into your cupcake liners in layers, first the yellow, then orange, and finally white.  You'll want to make sure you get the batter of each layer all the way up against the sides so the layers are clearly visible when you peel back the wrapper.  (I accidentally overfilled with the yellow and orange so I just had a really narrow white layer)



4.  Bake as directed.  Let cool, then peel off the wrappers to reveal your candy corn striped cupcakes.  Frost and decorate however you'd like.  (My kids don't like frosting, so I just added a little whipped cream and a real candy corn or two.)



That's it!  Some super cute cupcakes that are super easy to make!

29 comments:

  1. those look awesome! (& yummy!!) :)

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  2. Such cute cupcakes. I'm doing a whole candy corn birthday party in a few weeks! :) Come check it out.

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  3. These are so fun! My kids would go crazy over them!
    Jo-Anna

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  4. Those look great! I'll def. have to give them a try!!

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  5. These are so fun and festive!! (Stopping by from TT&J) I'd love it if you would add this recipe (and other holiday/seasonal sweets) to the {holiday sweet swap} I am hosting through December 31st! Hope to see you there!

    http://shakentogether.blogspot.com/2011/09/holiday-sweet-swap-link-party-is-open.html

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  6. Yummy! I like your idea of just adding whipped topping on top instead of frosting.

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  7. These are fabulous! We did something similar for 4th of July...totally going to have to make these! Pinning now. :)

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  8. A wonderful festive idea. My kids are going to love these. They will also make a great treat for the Halloween party.

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  9. I love the colors of your blog! Cute cupcakes.

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  10. So cute! I did a similar thing with my son's monster cake! He loved it :) I love the candy corn version :)

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  11. ooo, I am SO into fall baking right now. Would love if you would come over this week and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party!
    http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  12. Candy corn are my favorite Halloween candy, so of course, I think these are absolutely adorable! What a cute treat - thanks for sharing :-)

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  13. this is totally my kind of cupcake!!! I made something similar last year and what a hit they were at my daughter's preschool!!!! I have to whip up a batch this year as well! I didn't add candy corn though - how could I not?

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase - I always look forward to seeing what you've been doing!

    I am sharing on Facebook

    Bern

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  14. Yum! These are so cute too! Almost too cute to eat! ...almost. I'm definitely pinning these!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  15. These are are adorable!! If you get the chance, come link up this & whatever else you would like at Makin' You Crave Monday over at MrsHappyHomemaker.com!!

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  16. These are so cute and I have no doubt I may just make them with the kids. Feel free to linkup to the Success U - Wednesday Linkup Party at www.thestuffofsuccess.com. I am also your newest follower and it would be great if you get a chance to follow back. Thanks

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  17. I LOVE making these cupcakes come Halloween. This year i'm thinking I'll give them out as a treat to introduce ourselves to the neighbors. Stopping by from Tip Junkie. Great easy to follow tutorial!

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  18. Oh, and I also wanted to let you know that I LOVE your header. So cute!

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  19. Cant wait to try them out~my son will love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. These are totally adorable. My son would love them. We might have to try the rainbow ones too, since he's big into colors right now.

    I'd love for you to link this up at my Halloween Linky! Hope to see you there!

    Krista @ While He Was Napping

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  21. love it was looking for a recipe for a party and may just borrow this one come visit me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  22. Love these!! I'm including these cupcakes in a mega Halloween Treats round up post on my blog this month : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  23. Very cute! I would love for you to link these up to My Favorite Things Halloween Party going on all month! I hope to see you there!
    XoXo
    ~Iffy~
    www.StayAtHomeNation.blogspot.com

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  24. Mouth watering! Amazingly delicious. I am so excited to try my own version of candy corn cupcakes. Thank you so much for your recipe.

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