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Halloween Candy Favorite: Candy Corn Cupcakes!

With every holiday, there always seems to be one food item people crave the most. While I definitely take part in the PSL craze (hey, I’ve been obsessed ever since I was a kid and had to wait until Thanksgiving for pumpkin anything), my seasonal favorite for the Halloween holiday is candy corn. It’s not the healthiest, but I allow myself to buy a bag each year.. and so far I’ve hardly dipped in! Who knows, maybe this bag will last me through October?

With a lot of Zombie action going up on the blog in the next few weeks, I thought I would offer a sweet respite with a candy corn cupcake tutorial!

Candy Corn Cupcakes an easy and fun fall treat.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

You will need:

  • White cake mix (and any required ingredients, usually eggs, oil and water)
  • White frosting
  • Yellow and orange food coloring (or yellow and red, then mix)
  • White, yellow, or fall themed cupcake liners
  • Frosting gun
  • And of course, candy corn!

Candy corn cupcake decoration tutorial

Instructions:

1. Mix your cake batter according to box instructions. You can make your cupcakes fluffier by beating the egg whites in advance. Separate batter into two bowls.

2. Mix yellow food coloring into one bowl of batter and orange into the second until you reach your desired hue.

batter split into two bowls to add food coloring for candy corn cupcakes

3. Spoon yellow batter into your cupcake lines until just under halfway full. Then finish filling by spooning orange batter on top. Bake according to cake mix instructions.

batter layers into cupcake liners for candy corn cupcakes

4. Allow cupcakes to fully cool before frosting. Using a frosting gun (seriously, $15 and my favorite baking investment I have made thus far), and top your cupcakes. I used the star tip for mine, and afterwards wished I would have used the larger circular one instead, although they still turned out lovely!

5. Test a few pieces of candy corn to ensure they are as delicious as they look, then use to garnish your cupcakes.

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • My first attempt at a stone makeup! Used Mehron water activated grey base, black to like the creases on my had (so many!) and black and white stipple fir more dimension. Turned out pretty cool, I'm hoping to do a full face application soon!
  • Today was a lesson in moderation. I have too much on my plate, and sometime you just have to accept that it is ok to accept defeat and just relax. This burned hand makeup was inspired as half of a poem(see previous post). Since the inspiration required two hands, I actually did all on this with my non-dominant hand! Gelatin for the burn scars, and my Ben Nye  bruise wheel for color.
  • i have loved
with hands closed
and hands open
both are accompanied
by their own type of pain

by @andrewcoonswriting 
This was truly an example of art inspiring art. If you haven't read @andrewcoonswriting poetry, you need to follow him asap! Having both suffered heartbreak and chronic pain myself, this poem spoke to my heart, and I knew I wanted to use it for my next makeup look. 
The two types of pain display an open hand of stone, and a curled hand of burns. A love present but immovable, and love that burns hot and fast, leaving us scarred for life. 
Check out more of his work and keep an eye out for his new book of poetry, "Living with it," coming out in September!
  • So. Thirsty. Glycerin makes a great base for cracked and peeling lips. And you actually can't drink wearing it... at least, not without a straw. Now back to my morning caffeine infusion. I used my Ben Nye bruise wheel for the minimal colors, and my usual foundation to color the glycerin "skin."
  • Bloody knuckles! Today calls for a quick makeup and an early bedtime, as my sciatic nerve pain is approaching 11... I wanted a wound down to the bone, so I built up the torn skin with gelatin and rimmed the inside of the wound with black, leaving bare skin in the middle to take the appearance of bone when the look is done. I toned the gelatin with red water activated paint, and filled in with a rust and stippled purple to simulate the start of bruises. Finally, I coated it all down in blood. Not bad for a quick and dirty makeup!
  • "EAT SLUGS MALFOY!" Not a fun spell, and not one to attempt with a faulty wand. This "bonus" Chamber of Secrets was born literally from the thought that my ice cube tray looked like slugs! I had to pair my vom with some extra eye bags from a day of puking slugs. "Better out than in."
  • As promised... part two for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Basilisk after being blinded by Fawkes the Phoenix. This was a faster approach but I still think it turned out quite nice. The edges of the punctured eyes was made with glycerin, and I tried out my new Ben Nye scan blood! A great way to take a typical snake makeup to a different level.
  • Back to my Harry Potter series... nothing is more essential to the plot of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets than the Basilisk! I actually Iove the hell out of this one, done with mehron water activation paints and fishnet stockings. Aannndddd, since I was not on top of my game last week, I'm bringing you a two for one! Check back soon for part two of this look.
  • This look was a not so successful attempt at a major broken dose... think car accident minus other scrapes. Things I liked: I feel like the beginning of the bruise settling into the cheek was great. Not so much: I wanted to replicate swelling and added glycerin to build up the ridge on the nose. I think I needed to blend it out a little bit more, as it looks too abrupt. I also feel like this look has far too much red and purple in it. I think I could've accomplished a much better makeup with far less color, another one to try again soon!

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