Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

5 from 18 votes
Corn on the Cob Cupcakes are fun and whimsical, ideal for a backyard cookout or picnic. These cupcakes are super easy to make and decorate, but the results are so cute.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Decorating Time: 10 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
corn on cob cupcakes on a plate

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Corn on the Cob Cupcakes are fun and whimsical, ideal for a backyard cookout or picnic. These cupcakes are super easy to make and decorate, but the results are so cute.

corn on cob cupcakes on a plate

Making Corn on the Cob Cupcakes only takes a few minutes because you start with a box cake mix and premade frosting. They are a great summer project to make with your kids or just to surprise them with. The best part is that the cupcakes are so delicious they will always be a hit.


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What We Love About This Fun Summer Cupcakes Recipe

Being creative does not mean it has to be complicated or labor intensive. These summery cupcakes are proof of how easy baking can be; easy enough to whip together on a whim.

  • 30 Minute Cupcakes: Truly, you just have to follow the directions on the box.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry, it only takes a few ingredients.
  • Family Friendly: They are fun to share and fun to make so your family will love them.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, low-cal, or dairy free, etc.
ingredients needed to make fun summer cupcakes

Ingredient Notes

  • Yellow cake mix : Prepared and baked per directions
  • Buttercream frosting: 1 Tub Prepared Frosting
  • M&M Candies: yellow, pastel yellow, and white
cupcakes for summer on a log plate

Equipment Needed

How to Make Cupcake Ideas for Summer

These are the basic steps for making Corn on the Cob Cupcakes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: BAKE

First, prepare and bake the cupcakes per the directions on the box. Allow to cool.

STEP 2: FROST

Then frost the Corn on the Cob Cupcakes with the prepared buttercream frosting.

a collage of 4 images showing the steps needed to make fun summer cupcakes

STEP 3: DECORATE

Align the M&M candies alternating the white, yellow, and pastel yellow on their edges in the frosting. (see picture)

STEP 4: ATTACH

Lastly, attach two of the cupcakes together using the skewer to secure.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can bake cupcakes up to two days in advance; arrange them (unfrosted) on a baking sheet, wrap with plastic wrap and store at room temperature or place in an airtight container. Frost before serving.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature. The cupcakes can be placed in the refrigerator if it is very hot outside.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze, arrange unfrosted cupcakes in an airtight container or well wrapped for up to three months. Thaw overnight and then decorate per the instructions in the recipe card below.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Of course, you can use a gluten free cake mix or a low fat or sugar free box cake mix for this recipe to make it a little healthier.

HOW ELSE CAN I DECORATE THESE CUPCAKES?

Really, it is easy to use your imagination. Use the piping bag to pipe on little faces for the corn or make little straw hats for the cobbs. Use a fun and festive paper liner to elevate these cupcakes.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make as many or as few of these cupcakes as you need.

corn on cob cupcakes on a log plate

Expert Tips for Making This Summer Corn Cupcakes Recipe

  • Add Butter: Make a butter pat out of fondant or a piece of marshmallow to place on top of the cupcakes.
  • Short cut tip: Bake the cupcakes in advance and just have the kids help with the decorations.
  • Variation tip: Make a vegetable basket by making other vegetable cupcakes.
  • Alternate size: Mini versions of these cupcakes are great too, make cute little bite size varieties.
  • Alternate candy: Truly any candy the right color can be used, try fruit chews or jelly beans for fun.

What to Serve with Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

  • Milk
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Coffee

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corn on cob cupcakes on a plate

Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

5 from 18 votes
Corn on the Cob Cupcakes are fun and whimsical, ideal for a backyard cookout or picnic. These cupcakes are super easy to make and decorate, but the results are so cute.
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Servings: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Decorating Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow cake mix Prepared and baked per directions
  • Buttercream frosting 1 Tub Prepared Frosting
  • M&M Candies yellow, pastel yellow, and white

Instructions

  • Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely.
  • Pipe a smooth swirl of frosting on cupcake.
  • Place rows of M&M’s standing up across the cupcake, alternating colors to look like real corn.
  • Use 2 cupcakes per corn cob.
  • Place the corn skewers in the outside of each cupcake as shown.

Expert Tips

  • Add Butter: Make a butter pat out of fondant or a piece of marshmallow to place on top of the cupcakes.
  • Short cut tip: Bake the cupcakes in advance and just have the kids help with the decorations.
  • Variation tip: Make a vegetable basket by making other vegetable cupcakes.
  • Alternate size: Mini versions of these cupcakes are great too, make cute little bite size varieties.
  • Alternate candy: Truly any candy the right color can be used, try fruit chews or jelly beans for fun.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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