Whip it…

Halloween stuff is everywhere right now and so you can’t help but start to get in the mood…though for the record Costco had out Christmas stuff and that did not put me in the mood for that holiday. People ask me what crazy things I am making for Halloween and I usually tell them nothing, which makes them sad so I decided this year to change that. You will really love what is going up Monday, super cute. I’ve already captured the Halloween spirit by buying candy, I am a sucker for all things mini and that’s all Halloween candy is (I especially love the mini gummy bears). And I of course buy candy corn.

I planned on making these cupcakes three times now. It took the third time to make it happen since I ate the first two bags of candy corn before I successfully did not eat the third bag. :P At first I was going to make candy corn cookies but I couple people were already doing that and so I decided to go in a different direction. Last year I made candy corn ice cream by just using candy corns and whipped cream and so I decided to take that and use that idea and turn it into frosting for cupcakes. That idea turned out to be a good one.

These are not overly sweet like you would think. Adding the extra whipped cream at the end helps to mellow out the sweetness but still give the candy corn flavor! I don’t give a recipe for the cupcakes as they are just white cupcakes but do tell you how to make them in the recipe. These are a fun treat for kids and adults alike.

On a side note thanks for the well wishes for my mom, she is doing well. Though going stir crazy already as that woman likes to go, go, go. Bed rest and her are not friends.

Candy Corn Whipped Cream Frosting

3 cups heavy whipping cream (40% works best), divided
1 cup candy corn
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 cup powdered sugar

In a sealable container add candy corn and two cups of heavy whipped cream. Place in fridge for at least 6 hours, but overnight is even better.

Take out of fridge and strain the liquid from the candy corn and place into a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on high until it forms stiff peaks. Remove and put in a separate bowl.

Add the remaining heavy cream and cornstarch to bowl and whisk on high, adding the powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time until stiff peaks are formed.

Add the candy corn flavored whipped cream back into the bowl and whisk together on high speed until incorporated.

Keep in fridge until ready to frost fully cooled cupcakes.

This is enough frosting for 12 cupcakes depending how you frost. :)

To make the cupcakes simply take your favorite white cake recipe or just use boxed white cake. Divide the batter into three parts. Keep one white. Make one yellow with food coloring. Make one orange with food coloring. Layer the colors and bake as directed.

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  1. Love the color blocking!

  2. Wow those cupcakes are both fun and gorgeous!

  3. These look awesome…so cute and perfect for Halloween! :)

  4. Aren’t you clever! I love this.

  5. Oh my… I used to gorge on candy corn until I got sick as a kid… I can see myself eating all this frosting before it got on the cupcake… Needless to say, I need to make this soon!

  6. FUN!

  7. ooh, interesting!

  8. If you like candy corn, and if you like vodka, try candy corn infused vodka! 1.5-2 cups vodka, 1 cup candy corn, let ‘em sit and mingle for about 3 hours. Strain the residual candy. Use for shots, cocktails, or festive-looking layered jello shots.

  9. Great cupcakes! I wish I could find cabdy corn here…

    I’m fed up of seeing summer stuff when it’s still winter and vice-versa. This world is crazy. No wonder time seems to pass incredibly fast.



  10. Those look awesome!!!! Glad your mom is doing well. I know how it is to be a mover and shaker. Right now I’m wearing a boot for tendinitis and I just want to go running so badly!!

  11. These look adorable! And delicious. Oh, and to the commenter who mentioned candy corn vodka? Uh, I think I love you. That is genius.

  12. I just made something similar to this for a guest post I am doing next week. I didn’t use as much cream, so I had vanilla pudding on the bottom… the super sweet candy corn cream in the middle… handmade whipped cream on top… with candy corn colored sprinkles.

    I will have to do this one to top some cupcakes, since the frosting is all my kids eat;) Is this recipe best served immediately? It may not matter, because I think in my house they would be gone too quickly anyways:)

  13. @Amanda Joy- I still have some in the fridge from yesterday and it has kept it’s shape. Though I wouldn’t keep it for more than a few days.

  14. I’m a sucker for all things mini too… the halloween candy gets me every time (in August). Love these cupcakes!

  15. Such a cool technique – sounds so good!

  16. I’m not a candy corn fan but my brother inhales bags this time of year! I’d like to make this and use it for filling in whoopie pies! Just got an order to make whoopie pies for a guys to give to his employees for Thaknksgiving-this might give them that special touch! Thanks!

  17. OH MY GOSH those look wonderful. YUM!!!

  18. OMG Great minds think a like! I did a ‘candy corn frosting’ last Halloween but only used in on chocolate cupcakes for a black and orange color scheme but I love these candy corn colored cupcakes! Beautiful!

  19. Love this idea!!

  20. Valerie Kahn says:

    Beautiful cupcakes! I love candy corn mixed with Spanish peanuts.

  21. I was wondering what the candy corn would turn into. Glad to hear your mom is doing well.

  22. I’m not a big candy corn or frosting person, but somehow you made me want to eat this :). It looks really good.

  23. Halloween seems to be hit and miss for me – I think the biggest problem is that I want to have a wicked cool costume party but my friends are all too ‘cool’ for that.
    These cupcakes are super cute and I can’t wait to see what you have for us Monday.

  24. damn you peabody. i can’t find candy corn anywhere and i so want to try this!!! let me tell you i will be hunting them down this weekend.

    PS not sure if you knew but they are making Despicable Me 2

  25. Candy corns are a favorite of mine (over-indulged during both of my pregnancies with them)… Love these cupcakes – I think my boys would go crazy over them!

  26. Can’t wait to make these cupcakes, my three girls LOVE candycorn and Love cupcakes, so I know it will be a hit! Love your site!!!!

  27. Best frosting ever! Love it.

  28. This is random, but how can I make your peanut butter chocolate chip cake in cupcake form? Thanks!

  29. These are hysterical and wonderful–bravo! :-) …Susan

  30. Wow, these look delish! When I first saw them I thought ‘wow, great for my daughter’s nursery school class’then I read the ingredients anddecided no way was transporting them to school an option so that means I’ll have to SACRIFICE and eat them here! ALAS!

  31. OMG OMG…this is the BEST frosting I have ever tasted!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  32. How fun are these? Love it!

  33. Oh.Em.Gee!

  34. I made these for work and they got rave reviews :) The frosting is SO delicious! Thank you!

  35. I made this and no one thought it tasted like candy corn, including me. It was delicious but it tasted like regular whipped cream. I wish I could figure out the specific ingredient that would make it stand out as candy corn. Maybe I’ll add twice the amount next time…because there will definitely be a next attempt! Thanks for the inspiration “)

  36. Cathy Tscherne says:

    These ARE wonderful!! I just made them!! When I put the candy corns in the heavy whipping cream, I let it sit for 1 1/2 days and they practically all dissolved, lol. Everything still turned out it it was great!! Only thing I only used 1/2 C powdered sugar. Thx for the recipe:)


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