Hey everyone! Todayâ€™s post is packed with Halloween fun â€“ Iâ€™m sharing some Halloween cupcakes and linking you up to nine other Halloween tutorials in a blog hop. Thereâ€™s also a link party at the end of the post where you can share your Halloween projects and find lots of inspiration. So itâ€™s a long post, but itâ€™s packed with ideas, so keep on scrolling!
One of my favorite things about being a mom is when my kids get over the top excited about something that didnâ€™t really take much time or work at all (it helps to even out all the things I do that take tons of time â€“ like laundry! â€“ that no one even notices). These cupcakes = very excited kids.
Iâ€™ve seen lots of candy corn cupcake variations, but most of them require dying the cake mix different colors and layering it, which seemed like a little more work than I was willing to put in for an (albiet super cool) afternoon snack. Instead, I stuck with plain old chocolate cupcakes and added some candy corn flair by coloring the frosting instead. Itâ€™s super easy and you donâ€™t need any special equipment like piping bags and tips â€“ just a couple of ziplock baggies and youâ€™re ready to go. These would be perfect if youâ€™ve been volunteered to bring treats to one of the many Halloween parties that will crop up between now and the big day.
I used store bought frosting in an attempt to keep myself from eating too many ? and it worked well (it worked well for making cute cupcakes, but unfortunately not so well at convincing me not to eat any). Plan on using 2 cans of white frosting for 24 cupcakes.
Mix one full can with yellow food coloring â€“ youâ€™ll need quite a bit for a bright yellow color. Mix up about 2/3 of the second can with lots of yellow and a little red coloring to make orange, and leave the last bit white.
Scoop some of the yellow frosting into a sandwich sized ziplock bag, and clip off one corner. Cut about 1/4 inch from the corner, as shown.
Squeeze the frosting out of the bag onto a cupcake, going all the way around the outside of the cupcake and ending in the middle, as shown below. Use a knife so smooth the frosting slightly, then pipe on orange frosting (using a second sandwich baggie), spiraling in a slightly smaller circle.
Again, use a knife to gently smooth the top of the orange frosting, then pipe on white frosting (using a third sandwich baggie). Remember, each time you pipe on frosting you want to start at the outside of the circle and spiral inwards. Top each cupcake with a candy corn and youâ€™re all set.