Peggy's Baking Corner - Ear of Corn Cupcake
by Peggy Weaver
This is the best time of year for corn on the cob so I decided that I should make corn decorated cupcakes. I love to find more uses for a specialty pan so for this cupcake we are going to use for the Mini Easter Egg pan.
Ear of Corn Cupcake Recipe:
1 box cake mix (I prefer to use a white or butter cake mix)
Batch of Buttercream Icing
Food Gel Colors - Lemon Yellow, Egg Yellow, and Avocado
Bake the cakes in the well-greased mini egg pan at 325 degrees F. for about 16 minutes. Do a toothpick test to be sure the cakes are baked, but please do not over bake.
I found that if you filled the cake pans to no more than 2/3 full you wouldn’t have too much of an overflow problem.
If it does over flow and give you an edge, carefully trim off the edge with a pair of shears.
I got 29 eggs from the cake mix but I only decorated 20 cakes. Allow to cool thoroughly.
Prepare and divide the Buttercream Icing into three (3) parts.
Color one part with the lemon food coloring gel to the shade of a light lemon color.
Color the second batch a rich egg yellow. Color the third batch into a rich shade of avocado green.
Prepare one of the bags with the #6 tip. Fill piping bag with alternating tablespoons of the two (2) different yellow shades of icing. The Buttercream Icing will flow out combining the two shades for a great corn kernel look.
Prepare the second piping bag with the #67 tip and fill with the avocado green icing.
Place your cupcakes on individual plates and pipe directly on the cake or place on an individual doily so that you can move the cakes with ease later on. Draw a yellow stripe down the long center of the cake. Pipe the icing over the strip to represent the corn kernels. Place them close together so that they are barely touching for the best look.
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I found that a total of five (5) rows of kernels was what I usually piped.
Occasionally I did need to pipe an additional 2 rows to fill up the center area.
Look at the photo on the right. For the outer two (2) rows, I didn’t need to pipe the
stripe. I simply piped a figure 9 shape and push the leg of the 9 into the cakes surface to attach it well.
As an experiment, I tried piping the kernels 2 different ways.
One was with the stripe underneath and one without the stripe.