Indian Corn Cupcakes

I have a confession … I’m loosing it … “it” being my mind.

For some reason I thought that I came up with a new and brilliant idea … I didn’t … I Googled it … found many images of Indian Corn Cupcakes.

This may be a project that would involve the kids … but let me tell you that those little candies were slipping out of my fingers and onto the floor … some into my mouth.  So I’ll leave that decision up to you!

I am sharing my idea anyway … it’s not new or brilliant … but I still like it …

This past summer, I meant to save corn husks from corn on the cob and let them dry … I forgot … so I went to the store and bought some.  I did use my glue gun to help hold the husks in place while I tied the ribbon …

Now for the fun part … the cupcakes.  This is what you will need … cupcakes, frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a #10 tip, M&M’s (autumn colors or Reese’s Pieces) and a spatula …

Squeeze the frosting across the cupcakes to form the “ear of corn” … fill in with frosting …

Use a spatula (or the back of a spoon) to spread the frosting …

Start arranging the M&M corn kernels … I did lay them on a slant, trying to cover up some of the frosting …

Continue until you fill up the entire ear of corn …

For these three ears of corn I used …

  • 9 cupcakes
  • 3/4 cup of frosting
  • 3/4 cup M&M’s (Reese’s Pieces would work too)

♦   My lesson of the day … don’t store the decorated cupcakes in the refrigerator … the M&M’s change color … it’s not pretty.  I learned the hard way … I told you that I was loosing it :)

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29 Responses to Indian Corn Cupcakes

  1. Dinaz says:

    Ooh. Very nice. And very Indian!

  2. karenb says:

    Thanks for sharing. I never saw “Indian Cupcakes” before, so I appreciate your post!

  3. petit4chocolatier says:

    Oh my! I love these : )
    You really worked hard on these making sure the colours were perfect; and they are!

  4. So much work placing the M&Ms. I think I’d end up placing them directly into my mouth. Still, it is colorful and yummy looking.

  5. ColleenB. says:

    Those are the cutest things but when I first glanced at them, I was thinking eclairs and not cupcakes. (haven’t had my morning coffee yet)
    Looks like alot of work laying them M&Ms. I would run out before I had the first ear / cupcake done. You done a great laying your candy. Now, pass a cupcake please. :}
    ColleenB.

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  7. TidyMom says:

    such a fun idea! I love it! Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/thanksgiving-table-ideas/
    Have a great rest of the weekend

  8. Ellen says:

    Looks yummy.

  9. I think it is brilliant as this is the first time I have seen this created. They turned out adorable and so festive for the Turkey season. I like your color selection on the M and m’s.

  10. TRISHA says:

    you did a GREAT job. LOVE THEM

  11. ColleenB. says:

    These are still on my mind and was thinking about them this morning.
    I was thinking maybe using Twinkies as the ears. They are small and wouldn’t take much for candy or time to cover them little ‘ears’ of corn

  12. Oh my gosh these are fantastic!! I’ve seen quite a few plays on this idea but yours is the best. Pinning it… NOW! : )

  13. I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award today at my site!

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  16. Lucy says:

    Very cute. Do you think they’d work with mini cupcakes? Or would the M&Ms look too big?

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