I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starburst Candy Corn. I received product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Halloween is often looked at as a kids holiday by most people. Visions of kids in costumes collecting candy are usually our first thoughts. But Starburst Candy Corn wants you to reconsider having a little fun yourself this Halloween. Yes, I said Starburst Candy Corn. It’s the fruity flavor you love in Starburst in the iconic candy corn shape. And Tori Spelling and Starburst think it lends itself to some great projects for mom to enjoy this Halloween. Check out the Starburst Candy Corn Facebook for full details on all of Tori’s ideas on how to have fun with Starburst Candy Corn. (I’ve included pictures of just a couple of her ideas.)
As super cute as all these ideas are, I simply couldn’t bring myself to craft with this delicious Starburst Candy Corn. So, I picked the Candied Cupcakes Tori made here. Super cute (and girly) and you can still enjoy the candy corn.
Of course I’m no Tori Spelling, so I didn’t even try to make them EXACTLY like she did. I decided that since this was a fun Halloween idea, I’d put my own lil Halloween-ish spin on the cupcake design. So one night after tucking the kids into bed. I started playing in the kitchen. Because I’m so often ready to crash by the time I gt them to bed I haven’t been doing a many projects lately so it was fun doing something without a deadline where I needed to rush out the door. I made fun confetti cupcakes (ok they aren’t really Halloween-y but they ARE fun.) And topped them with purple frosting! Orange and purple, that’s Halloween colors…right? Eh, I say they are!
And since I was alone in the kitchen I may have done some pre-decorating taste testing. I really like the Starburst Candy Corn. I like traditional candy corn but I can’t eat very much of it because it’s so sweet. I like the fruity flavor of this a lot. Since it’s not all as Halloween looking because of the fruit flavored colors, I went with only using the orange ones. But I think the other colors would make for adorable cupcakes anytime of the year and pink or yellow would be super cute for a baby shower.
One of my favorite parts of this idea is that you really don’t have to worry about how you frost the cupcake because no one will be able to tell once you add the Starburst Candy Corn to the top! And since I am a horrible cake/cupcake decorator, this is a huge plus for me!
I was very happy with how they turned out. I used a boxed cake mix and the frosting actually came straight from the can already purple so it was a super easy project but it was fun to do something creative and crafty feeling by myself for a change. And there was plenty for the kids to enjoy the next day, after I had a chance to clean up my mess, in peace! If you’re feeling more adventurous in the kitchen check out this Cheesecake Mousse Paula from Frosted Fingers created and topped with Starburst Candy Corn.
Do you think YOU would like Starburst Candy Corn?