Monday, February 27, 2012

Martha Monday--Corn on the cob cupcakes

Months ago, I came across these charming corn-on-the-cob cupcakes on Martha Stewart and immediately pinned them to my Barnyard Party board where I was gathering inspiration and ideas for Little Miss' second birthday.

Since then, it has become one of my most repinned and 'liked' items on Pinterest.  Who knew that cupcakes candied up to look like corn on the cob would be so popular?! Because they were a hit on Pinterest I knew they'd be a hit at Little Miss' party, and I just had to make them.

These may look complicated, but honestly the hardest part was finding a store nearby that sells jelly beans in bulk by color (at Woodman's, for those in the Fox Valley who need to know!).   The corn kernels are various shades/flavors of Jelly Belly's; I believe I used lemon, pineapple, cream soda and pina colada.  The pat of butter is a yellow/lemon Starburst candy, and the pepper is black sanding sugar.

Isn't that fun?  The cupcakes were a real hit.  All this week I'll feature details from our "Down on the Farm" themed birthday party for Little Miss.  Happy Monday!


Helen said...

I really don't want to seem like I am picking on you, because I love reading your blog and all the fun things you do! But I think you have your corn kernels going the "wrong" way. The ones in the original photo look "correct" to me and more like a cob of corn. Yours are still cute though and it's not like you can't tell what they are!

Amanda Grant said...

Yep, you are correct! but that kind of thing happens sometimes. thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

Fisher Nuts (1 entrance North of Sherman Hospital) in Elgin, off Randall Road... They have an outlet store that sells all the different kinds of Jelly Belly's in bulk. In case area people don't want to go as far north as Woodmans.

Amanda Grant said...

Hi! there is a Woodman's in North Aurora just off Orchard Road, and that's the one I went to. :)