Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

2 Jan

Creativity at its best.

Flip out for these corn-on-the-cob cupcakes decorated with white and yellow jelly beans and yellow Starburst. These cupcakes would be a great treat to present at your next BBQ to trick your guests. It’s just a corny treat that’ll cure some of your family and friends’ sweet tooth.

This recipe is courtesy of Karen Tack and can be found in her dessert cookbook “Hello, Cupcake!”


  • Vanilla Frosting
  •                                         Yellow liquid food coloring
  •                                         24  Vanilla Cupcakes, baked in white paper liners
  •                                         3 1/2 cups small yellow, cream, or white jelly beans, such as Jelly Belly
  •                                         4 pieces yellow fruit chews, such as Laffy Taffys or Starbursts
  •                                         1 tablespoon black decorating sugar
  •                                         1 tablespoon white decorating sugar
  •                                         8 sets of corn holders (optional)


  1.                                         Color the frosting pale yellow with food coloring.
  2.                                         Working with 3 cupcakes at a time, frost cupcakes with yellow frosting. Arrange 5 rows of jelly beans, close together, on each cupcake. Place the 3 cupcakes side by side on a corn dish or serving platter to resemble an ear of corn. Repeat process with remaining cupcakes, frosting, and jelly beans.
  3.                                         Cut the fruit chews into eight 1-inch squares. Soften the edges slightly by hand so that they look like melted butter. Place 1 square on top of each ear of corn. Sprinkle with sugars. Insert a corn holder in the end of each ear of corn, if using. Serve.

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