I googled Summer Cupcakes and found this blog showing these. I thought they were cute, and I had a stray bag of candy corns leftover from Halloween anyway. They were easy to make, which was a plus! I have some little drink umbrellas on the way from Oriental Trading; sadly they are not here yet, because they would have been cute on these!
this recipe, just omitting the lemon. I was just in too much of a hurry today to take the extra steps of juicing and zesting the lemon, so I just did these vanilla. Lemon would be great for summer though, and the frosting is yellow anyway! That recipe for yogurt cupcakes is my go-to recipe for any vanilla cupcakes. I also mention it here.
idea from here
12-15 vanilla or lemon-flavored cupcakes, baked in yellow liners, if possible
1-2 cups of yellow (vanilla or lemon) frosting
1 bag (about 16 oz.) candy corns
1-2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Red or pink sprinkles, or pink/red thin licorice
1. Frost cupcakes with yellow frosting. Add candy corns around the cupcake for the rays of sunshine. Add inverted mini chocolate chips for eyes. Form a smiley mouth with sprinkles or a thin strip of red or pink licorice.
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