Thursday, October 3, 2013

#StarburstCandyCorn on the Cob!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starburst. I received product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Celebrate Halloween with Starburst Candy Corn and Tori Spelling's Tasty Tips for Halloween Entertaining!

To celebrate and inspire people to join in on the Halloween season, Starburst Candy Corn partnered with entertaining guru, mom and TV personality, Tori Spelling, to create Tori’s Tasty Tips for Halloween Entertaining!

Starburst is bringing its fans an exciting new twist on one of their favorite candies this Halloween with the introduction of Starburst Candy Corn, a sweet new treat that will liven up Halloween with the same bright, juicy flavors and colors found in Starburst Original fruit chews, combined with the iconic shape and texture of candy corn. Starburst Candy Corn is available at retailers nationwide for a limited time only during Halloween, from August through October 2013.

There are a lot of other fun crafts that you can make with Starburst Candy Corn. I was contemplating making these fun cupcakes for the kids' fall party.

I love the colors of the Starburst Candy Corn, and while I usually think of candy corn as an Autumn treat, I definitely could see these used in the Spring. The vivid colors make for stunning floral designs on cupcakes. I really hope that Starburst brings these back out in the Spring!

I am a huge fan of holidays, pretty much all of them. As a kid, some of my fondest memories are the fun holiday parties at school. So, I often try to find a way to make my children's parties memorable by bringing in creative food.

I was recently provided with the new Starburst Candy Corn to create a craft with. I knew right off the bat that I wanted to do something edible. My goal was to create a candy "corn on the cob". 

I set out to figure out how this could be done. My first attempt was to use a banana and the Starburst Candy Corn. I have to say, this didn't work out. The banana would just separate and break apart when the pieces of candy corn were pushed in. So, back to brainstorming again.

My next idea was to use a Twinkie. It seemed to be something that would work well, but when I started inserting the candy corn into the cake, I noticed that the cake actually pushed the candy corn back out, and once I put several pieces in, the Twinkie, too, started to break apart.

Unfortunately, my edible masterpiece wasn't coming to fruition. So, I had to rethink. To create the fun looking corn-on-the-cob I would have to find something more malleable.

Sticking with the food theme, although not exactly edible in it's used form, I decided to go with cookie dough. I used raw sugarcookie dough for the base of the "corn cob". This worked well, and I was able to make my creation!

 To make this I rolled out the sugar cookie dough into a tube, placed it on a plate, and then started inserting the Starburst Candy Corn to match corn-on-the-cob's pattern. I was nervous at first, as it didn't look like it would turn out very well, but once I had finished the section it really did look neat! 

Although this isn't an edible treat, I think it would make a very colorful garnish on a presentation plate. 

1 fantastic comments:

Christy G said...

Yummy, this looks like a great treat.

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