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Crafting with Starburst Candy Corn is a Blast!
I love the opportunity to be creative, so when I received this campaign from Mom Central and Starburst Candy Corn, I was excited! And you know what? I had the perfect idea in mind, which you can see in the image above. Doesn’t it look cool? And totally edible! Mmm!
Crafting is lots of fun with the kids, but sometimes I just want a little time to myself. You know, time to create something that doesn’t result in the house becoming a complete and utter mess? Well, that’s what I did tonight and, I gotta say, I really enjoyed it. It’s amazing how NOT sticky the table can be when it’s just me using it!
So, what are you waiting for? Claim some “mommy time” for yourself and get crafty! You can check out tons of cool crafts on the Starburst Candy Corn Facebook page. Tori Spelling has teamed up with Starburst to get you crafting this year and, let me tell you, the crafts they’ve come up with are awesome! Tori has lots of great crafts that you can choose from, including these few that I’m showcasing below…because, well, I really want to try them!
The Mum Ball image you see above? That was actually my inspiration for the Starburst Candy Corn Explosion Cake. I thought, “How cool would that be WITHOUT glue?” So, those wheels in my head started turning and the next thing I knew, I was telling myself, “Yeah, I’m making that, and then we’re gonna eat it!” After all, what fun is crafting with candy if you can’t eat it when you’re done? That would just be torture for me, but this Spider Web craft is so cool that I might have to try it.
Now, I usually make Halloween crafts each year. We have our own, homemade graveyard, our own creepy zombie crawling out of the graveyard and I usually make all kinds of little in-the-house goodies as well. This year, I thought it would be fun to do something different – something not so creepy. So, instead of making an eyeball cake or something more along those lines, I created this fun Starburst Candy Corn Explosion Cake.
Starburst Candy Corn Explosion Cake
This Candy Corn Explosion Cake Recipe is pretty simple to do, but like most crafts, it’s time consuming. Here’s how I did it…
1 box of white cake mix, prepared according to the instructions on the box (I used Betty Crocker White Cake Mix)
2 cake pans – one small round and another either medium round or medium square
1 container Buttercream icing
1 box raspberry Jello-O
3 egg whites
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 and 1/4 cups cold water
1 cup boiling water
Non-stick cooking spray
2 bags of Starburst Candy Corn
Bake cake according to instructions on the box. I chose to use a 5 inch round cake pan for my small cake and a 9 inch round cake pan for my medium sized cake.
Once cakes are baked, remove from oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Next, poke them with a toothpick in various places around each cake, wiggling the toothpick around a little to make the holes a little larger, but not too large.
Prepare the Jell-O according to the packet, but don’t use ice or allow it to cool. Take a spoonful and spoon it into the holes you’ve poked around each of the cakes. One spoonful per hole.
Allow the cake to cool another 30 minutes. In the meantime, begin separating your Starburst Candy Corn into bowls by color. You’ll need three bowls. One for orange, one for red/pink and one for yellow.
Once the cakes have cooled, remove them from the pan. Instead of cutting the tops or plating them top side down, remove them from the pan and place them top side up. The tops will be rounded, which is what you want. Ice them with the Buttercream icing. Don’t discard any of the icing. You will need it.
Now, you can begin to decorate the cakes.
Those Starburst Candy Corns you separated into color? You can choose the design you wish. I chose to do yellow in the middle, then a mixture of orange and yellow. I placed the candy corns bottom down all over the cake, including the sides. For the ones that wanted to fall off, I added a bit more of the icing to the bottoms to keep them in place.
Once the cake is completely decorated, place it in your fridge for an hour to allow it to set.
Serve when ready and enjoy!