Candy Corn Cupcakes

It is no secret around here that I love cupcakes!  I can take or leave a piece of cake, but cupcakes call my name.  I am not even all that partial to the fancy mega-size cupcakes that are sold in their own storefronts, but give me a simple homemade or even boxed mix, paper lined morsel of goodness and I can not resist.  I have been seeing a few different versions of  candy corn cupcakes in blogland over the past couple of weeks and decided to make a simple version of my own.

I prepared a white cake mix according to the directions then divided the batter in half.  I mixed one half with yellow food coloring and the other half with orange food coloring.

batter

I filled cupcake liners one-third full of the yellow batter.

yellow-layer

Then followed that with the orange batter, filling each liner to the two-thirds mark.

orange-layer

After baking the cupcakes for 15 minutes I let them totally cool and then piped on some pre-made white icing.  A piece of candy corn topped them off.

finished-product

A super simple but festive treat!