Ear of Corn Cupcakes Tutorial and Recipe

 Ear of Corn Cupcakes Recipe

By Peggy Weaver

Since Fall is the best time of year for corn on the cob, I decided that I should make these delightful Ear of Corn Cupcakes for my family.  Ear of Corn Cupcakes are a great whimsical cupcake that your family is sure to love.  I also like to find more uses for specialty pans that I have purchased – so for this cupcake, we are going to use for the Mini Easter Egg pan.

Ear of Corn Cupcakes

Ear of Corn Cupcakes Recipe:
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
1 hr 16 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ear of Corn Cupcakes Recipe
Servings: 20 cupcakes
Equipment Needed:
  • Decorating Tips #6 and #67
  • 2 Couplers
  • 2 Piping Bags
  • Mini Easter Egg Pans
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Bake the cakes, according to package instructions, in a well-greased mini egg molds, for approximately 16 minutes.  Do a toothpick test to be sure the cakes are baked, but please do not over bake.

  3. I found that if you filled the cake pans to no more than 2/3 full you would not have too much of an overflow problem.

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  5. If cupcake batter does overflow and give you an edge, just carefully trim off the edge with a pair of shears.

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  7. I got 29 cake eggs from the cake mix - but I only decorated 20 cakes.  Allow to cool thoroughly.


  9. Prepare and divide the prepared Buttercream Icing into three (3) bowls.

  10. Color one part with the lemon food coloring gel to the shade of a light lemon color.

  11. Color the second batch a rich egg yellow.

  12. Color the third batch into a rich shade of avocado green.

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  14. 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.

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  16. Prepare the second piping bag with the #67 tip and fill with the avocado green icing.

  17. 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.

  18. 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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  20. I found that a total of five (5) rows of kernels was what I usually piped.

  21. Occasionally I did need to pipe an additional 2 rows to fill up the center area.

  22. Look at the photo below.  For the outer two (2) rows, I did not need to pipe the stripe.  I simply piped a "figure 9 shape" and pushed the leg of the 9 into the cakes surface to attach it well.

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