Candy Corn Buttercream Cupcakes #Halloween #Harvest

Candy Corn Buttercream Cupcakes #Halloween #Harvest

Candy Corn Buttercream CupcakesHave you ever had a certain cupcake envision in your head? I know I have had my candy corn buttercream cupcakes idea in my head for a long time. I thought it would be so cute to make half n half orange and yellow cupcakes with super cute tri colored “candy corn” frosting. I had just bought a new cupcake and cookie frosting kit and I wanted to try it out.

I usually use disposable Wilton piping bags, but thought the plastic squeeze bottles would be really cute. Sure, they looked cute, but they were not the right ones for the job! The bottles just didn’t want to cooperate with the cold buttercream, and the frosting kind of exploded out of the bottles–what a disaster! Next time I will go back to my tried and true piping bags!

half and half halloween cupcake batterTo make the cupcakes extra festive, I used my Mrs. Field’s Half n Half Cupcake baking tin. You could also achieve this effect by swirling two different colored mixes in your muffin tin with a toothpick. To get my candycorn buttercream cupcakes half yellow and half orange I used a ratio of red and yellow food coloring. I used boxed white cake mix to expedite things

halloween buttercream frosting1 box made 15 large cupcakes

For Yellow cake use:  6 drops of yellow food coloring

For Orange cake use: 6 drop of red food coloring, 9 drops of yellow

I made my traditional buttercream frosting which is really simple to make. After whipping it up, I separated it into three bowls. One bowl had more, the next less, and the last just a little bit for the topping. The last batch of buttercream remained white. Again, this frosted 12-15 cupcakes-double your batch for larger amounts.

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 stick of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract


  1. Sift your powdered sugar
  2. Add all your ingredients to a stand mixer and cream for 1 minute on low speed

You will want to again get out your red, and orange food coloring to make the yellow & orange frosting

For yellow buttercream frosting use: 6 drops of yellow

For orange buttercream frosting use: 6 drops of red, 9 drops of yellow food coloring

Using piping bags, frost your cupcake orange, then alternate to the yellow, and then white. I really wish mine were cuter, but I plan on making them a lot more as the Fall approaches. You can also top them with a candy corn, or baking glitter for an extra cute effect.

Your kids, family, and friends will love your festive Candy Corn Buttercream Cupcakes.


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