Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cupcake Redemption - Candy Corn Cupcake

Is it seriously October 1st??? Its finally starting to feel like fall here in Ohio - and I'm loving it!

Well remember yesterday when I had my baking fail because I broiled instead of baked?

Well today I redeemed myself and BAKED the cupcakes, and I think they turned out quite cute!
[see the yellow on the bottom and orange in the middle - with the white on top??]
No they don't really taste like candy corn - they are just yellow, orange and white - like a candy corn

Ingredients in the cupcake
1 box of cake mix [the recipe called for white, i used yellow]
1 cup of sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
food coloring [yellow and orange]

Combine cake mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, milk and eggs in large bowl. Mix according to the package directions
Divide batter evenly into 2 separate bowls
Color half of the batter with food coloring - one with orange and one with yellow [even though i used yellow cake - i still added yellow food coloring to make it more vibrant]
and in true kush fashion while I asked her to take pictures of the cupcake process - she had to get one in of herself as well

Place cupcake liners into cupcake tins. Fill each cupcake liner with 1/4 cup of yellow batter

and top with orange batter so cupcake liner is 1/2 full
And bake according to package directions
Cool cupcakes completely

Butter cream Icing
2 lbs powdered sugar
2 cups shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp butter extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup of milk

I didn't think I had enough shortening [after i found out i needed 2 cups] so I headed over to my local drug mart - and the only size they had was this
i don't think that i will EVER need to buy shortening again in the rest of my life... i might as well work it into my will now... orrrr i could just have a give-a-way for a Costco sized can of crisco.. just kidding!

mix all the wet ingredients together in a stand mixer, continue to add powdered sugar until its the consistency that you would like [you can always add more milk or more powered sugar if it is too thick or too runny]

because mine is so thick - i couldn't use a piping bag, so I used the edge of a ziploc that I had cut off to pipe the cupcake frosting

right before you serve your cupcakes add a candy corn to the top
and enjoy

15 comments:

Al said...

Super cute! Got hungry reading this post, might have to sneak down to the kitchen for some dessert :)

Mama Dew said...

HOLY CUTENESS ALERT! These are adorable and if we have any halloween parties to go to you KNOW I'm making these!!! Oh and thank God for Drug Mart :-)

Brittany said...

These are SO darn cute and look yummy! Seriously, I think I'm going to have to make them with the little girls I watch :) What a perfect idea for October.

Lindsay said...

Lindsey, these are too cute to eat. LOVE it. I have to make these this fall :)

Jen said...

Those look freakin' delicious! I'm sure I could copy your recipe but how about you just make some for all of your lovely followers? Haha Just a thought! happy friday:)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Those look wonderful!! And they have GF mixes ... I may have to make these someday! xo

Sammy said...

Super cute cupcakes!

I'll have to try make them for fall, thanks for sharing!

Kelly said...

Cute!!! They look deeelicious. My buttercream recipe is almost the same but I only use vanilla extract and water instead of milk. I don't want to make buttercream icing for a very, very long time after last week's cupcake order!! ;-)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Get it girl! Those look awesome totally redeemed yourself!

Holly said...

What a cute idea! I'm hosting my book club's October meeting on the 24th and I hope to make these cupcakes :)

Aunt Peg said...

Very cute post! I loved the pictures and the captions! And the shortening...lol the can from hell! Thanks for sharing this cute post. Now if only you offered delivery service ;)
I am stopping by through Sunday Showcase.

Terrell said...

These are for sure going on my To Be Made list!!! YUMM!! and cute to boot!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your super sweet blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link up your creations at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

Kitchen said...

Interesting post, the cupcakes looks so tasty, your have nice stuff to making cupcakes, Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Melanie Schoenhut said...

Those cupcakes are truly cute and delicious in your photos. I also tried the tie dye cupcakes recipe yesterday and they look just like yours except that you only have two different colors. But I will surely make this recipe on my make-list to try it.

Rose Gold said...

Pillsbury products are the best ingredients for baking. This is perfect since I already some of the ingredients. I can try this recipe later or tomorrow. Thanks for this cute and delicious recipe of yours. My kids will love it if I add some chocolate syrup on the top.