Ring Around the Halloween Cupcakes


Looking for a quick and easy Halloween dessert you can make in no time flat? These Candy Corn Cupcakes are just the thing. Use your favorite cupcake recipe as the base, then layer shades of yellow, orange and white icing in various ways to play on the fun candy corn theme. Pipe swirls using a star or round tip, pipe rings to form a fun design (that also could double as a spider web!) or just go the traditional route and ice your cupcakes with a spatula. No matter how you decorate, these Halloween cupcakes are sure to be the treat everyone wants!
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Bake cupcakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in white cupcake liners.

Step 2

Tint icing. Using Orange icing color, tint 1 cup icing orange. Using Lemon Yellow icing color, tint 1½ cups icing yellow. Reserve remaining icing white.

Step 3

Decorate cupcakes.

Swirl cupcakes: Prepare 3 decorating bags with tip 1M. Fill separately with yellow, orange and white icing. Prepare 3 more bags with tip 2A. Fill separately with yellow, orange and white icing.

Starting with 1M bag of yellow icing, pipe rosette on cupcake. Repeat with 1M orange icing, piping small rosette on top of yellow icing. Using 1M white icing, pipe small swirl on top of orange icing. Repeat same technique with 2A bags.

Reserve tip 2A bags.

Candy corn cupcakes: Using yellow bag with tip 2A, pipe ring around outer edge of cupcake. Using orange bag with tip 2A, pipe ring inside yellow. Using white bag with tip 2A, pipe dot in center.

Using toothpick, indent icing, dividing into 8 equal sections.

Spatula-iced cupcakes: Using spatula, ice cupcakes smooth with remaining yellow, orange and white icing.

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Your homemade cupcakes will be even more tempting when you add a pretty peak of icing on top! We used tip 2A here, but any large round tip will work.

You may think it’s just for piping stars and swirls, but the star decorating tip 1M can be used for so much more! Lines, loops and stars can all be made using this large decorating tip, and you’ll love how quick and easy it is to decorate these cakes. Make one or make them all…these small 6 in. cakes are great for birthday parties, wedding showers, baby showers and more.

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