Mad Like Alyce

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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  • Hey Guys! I've been quiet on Insta so far this October, but its because IM SO BUSY and i'm pretty much in Halloween Heaven. Between finishing my first commissioned costume (its super simple, but I completed foam armor for the first time!!!) and doing makeup at the haunted house, i've hardly had time for sleep... and I wouldn't have it any other way. 
This is one of my first clown practice runs. I tried doing 30 minutes or less, and initially I wasn't planning on posting. Having a few days of the crazed makeup chaos that is getting ready for house open under my belt, I have a new appreciation for what details you can and simply cannot complete in such a short time period, and kind of like the grunge this clown pulled off. Not everything you will create is perfect, but thats how we all learn! #clowns #hauntedhouse #halloweenmakeup #halloween2018
  • I think this barrel look could make a great clown character.... am I going over to the dark side and starting to like clowns?!?! Only time will tell, and there are still 20 days until Halloween! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "I say that we take a cannon, aim it at his door
And then knock three times
And when he answers
Sandy Claws will be no more!"
The props for Barrel were actually my favorite, even if they are a bit cheesy, and make this costume all the more fun. I'll have to keep an eye out for a skeleton costume this year... I would like to do this one again! #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "We're his little henchmen and
We take our job with pride
We do our best to please him
And stay on his good side"
#Nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • I am SO FREAKING PLEASED with this makeup... and I have no justification for why I love Barrel more than Shock... Could be the fun loving character or just that the colors popped more in these photos. Or maybe these clown-like looks are starting to grow on me.... #nightmarebeforechristmas #halloweentown #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Jack said, "We should work together"
Three of a kind
Birds of a feather
Now and forever
Wheeee!!!"
Those poor red eyes! Thats not fx eye-blood... it's what happens when you do too many makeups close together... this stuff can be hell on your skin! They didn't look this red in all of the photos, but they sure felt like it. I have since invested in a serious eye cream... its only one week into October! #redeyes #muaproblems #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel
  • "Kidnap Mr. Sandy Claws
I wanna do it
Let's draw straws"
Maybe it is because this is my shortest wig or just the color palette, but I feel like my Shock makeup came across a bit like Beast Boy from Teen Titans... what do you think? #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #teentitans
  • "He'II be so pleased by our success
That he'll reward us too, I bet
Perhaps he'll make his special brew
Of snake and spider stew!"
One last shot of Lock... three guesses what the next one is, and the first two don't count ;) #nightmarebeforechristmas #lockshockandbarrel #halloweentown
  • "First, we're going to set some bait
Inside a nasty trap and wait
When he comes a-sniffing we will
Snap the trap and close the gate"
Ok, i couldn't wait to post this shot with the goofy masks I made 2 years ago... Im obsessed with this gorgeous wig from Webster Wigs. It's seriously my favorite. Speaking of the mask, Im excited to get these new pics posted on the blog, because the makeup and mask pics are super cheesy. It makes me proud to see how much I have improved in both makeup and prop-making in just a few years. #muapassion #lockshockandbarrel #nightmarebeforechristmas

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