Hey! What do you know? I made something from my Halloween Wish List! That's right. Check me out. All doing things I want to do and all that. Woot!
I originally saw the idea for these candy corn cupcakes pinned here, and I thought, "Cute. So simple. Must make." And I did.
Now. Listen. These cupcakes do not taste like candy corn. They just have cute candy corn colored frosting. You could probably make candy corn flavored cupcakes, but, honestly, I'm not sure I'd be that into it. What I am into is Martha Stewart's Snickerdoodle cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (because I pretty much think all baked goods could use some cream cheese frosting).
If you want to make your own candy corn cupcakes for next Halloween (or hey! these could be a fun Thanksgiving treat, yes?), here is the best technique I worked out.
I filled my plastic piping bags with frosting, and cut of the tip to the width I wanted (a ziploc bag would totally work). I didn't even use a tip because I'm gangsta like that (also because I don't have one big enough).
Start with a yellow ring. You don't need to fill in the whole thing.
Add an orange ring on top of that, and then add a white kiss on top:
- Hold the bag vertically above the cupcake.
- Squeeze the bag until a little mound of frosting builds up.
- Slowly pull the bag away from the cupcake, releasing your squeeze as you move up.