Bake these in black cupcake liners for a spooky look.
Keyword: candy, cupcakes, halloween
1recipe Meringue Buttercream
Orange gel paste food coloring
4ozsemisweet chocolatemelted and cooled
24prepared chocolate cupcakes
3cupscandy corn pieces
6cupsmalted milk balls
Tint half of the buttercream orange. Stir melted chocolate into the rest of the buttercream until incorporated.
Use a ¼-cup spring-loaded cookie scoop to place a small mound of buttercream on each of the cupcakes. (If you don't have a scoop, mound and smooth ¼ cup buttercream on each cupcake.) Decorate the orange-frosted cupcakes with candy corn, placing candy very close together. Use Malted milk balls to decorate the chocolate frosted cupcakes. Chill cupcakes in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
One little hint: if you're not a huge frosting fan, first, don't tell anyone 'cause you're crazy, then, top each cupcake with half of a donut hole, and frost over the top. It will create the giant mound that will hold the candy, without the solid frosting situation.