Use Up That Candy Corn….Make Candy Corn Turkey Cookies!!

Yesterday we used up our leftover Halloween candy with some yummy beverage recipe ideas, none of which included that candy corn leftover from our Candy Corn Challenge attempts. But now, thanks to Pillsbury, we have some great cookie recipes perfect for Thanksgiving!! Each are made with Pillsbury’s Create ‘n Back refrigerated sugar cookies, pre-packaged frostings and, of course, candy corn!

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies (Makes 16 cookies.)

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury Create ‘n Bake refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 1 container (16 oz) chocolate creamy frosting
  • Candy corn
  • Orange decorating icing
  • Black decorating gel
  • Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  1. Heat oven to 350E°F.
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Candy Corn Challenge Winner = Candy Corn Flowers!

Congratulations to smbriones, whose Candy Corn Flower Arrangement has been chosen as October's Curbly Challenge winner. Stephanie's project was classified as 'classy', 'useful', 'unique', 'elegant', 'creative', and 'tasteful.'

Best of all, she included how-to directions, so grab some candy corn, skewers, floral tape, and ye' old hot glue gun, and make your own!

Good work, Stephanie!

 

 

Crochet a Candy Corn Pet Sweater!

All this candy corn talk seems to have had an effect on the entire household. Just take a look at my assistant.

Making this sweater is really easy and only requires a little crochet knowledge. This particular pattern fits a 12 to 20 pounder, but is easily adapted to any size four-legged animal.

Materials:

white, bright yellow and orange (pumpkin) worsted weight yarn

H crochet hook

Instructions:

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How to Make Candy Corn ‘Fondant’ Decorations

Have you heard the Curbly’s Candy Corn Challenge cut-off has been extended to October 29th?? In my continued effort to rally interest in this fabulous and profitable competition, I set my thinking cap straight and got to work fashioning something fashionable out of that quintessential Halloween confection. (Also, I didn’t want to be labeled ‘all talk and no action’ on the candy corn crafting front.) Anyway, here’s my idea for candy corn ‘fondant’ decorations! Continue Reading

Curbly’s Candy Corn Cut Off….

is today. So, in celebration of this momentous event, how about we go all out and BECOME candy corn? Now that’s confection love.

From Costume Craze, the more literal, slightly futuristic Candy Corn get-up in women’s sizes for 28 bucks and children's for 23.

For something a bit more saucy than sweet is this little number from Yandy, also in women’s sizes for 44 bucks. The sexy platforms will cost you an extra $30.  Continue Reading

Candy Corn Inspiration…From Nature

Okay, so candy maker Brach’s gets their candy corn to get those funky colors by using various numbered dyes including yellows # 6 and 5, red # 3 and just to confuse those of us who read labels, blue #1. But just because these hues are as fake as the blue of Paris Hilton’s eyes, doesn’t mean we can’t find the oh-so-Halloween-y color combo in nature. Case in point: the Snapdragon Candy Corn. Described as smelling of cinnamon and spice, the snazzy snappers can be sown by seed and bloom to early spring to early summer. Continue Reading

How To Make A Candy Corn Creature.

Inspired by October's Curbly Challenge, I decided I'd like a couple candy friends floating around this autumn. You should make some, too.

Materials 

  • Candy corn
  • Paper clips
  • Wire cutters and/or needlenose pliers
  • Pen or marker
  • Microwave (optional)

1. Select a prime piece of candy corn.

2. Give 'em a face. Mine is smiley, but yours doesn't have to be so glad. Invoke all your prime pumpkin-carving skills.

3. Use the paper clips to create arms and legs. Continue Reading