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Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes

Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 in Cupcakes, Holidays, Slider | 5 comments

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes

I’m finally back from vacation! I have so so many cupcake pictures to share. I’m actually afraid to count how many bakeries I visited in the span of two weeks! As usual I bought tons of American baking goodies to take back with me to London so watch out for some fun stuff in the next few weeks.

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes

I brought back a bottle of orange sanding sugar so these little pumpkin cupcakes were a perfect Halloween choice! You can also make your own by mixing some orange gel color into a bag of sugar and letting it dry. I used chocolate covered Mikado sticks for the little pumpkin stems.

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes

I used this vanilla cake recipe and tinted the frosting a light orange. It made about 18 cupcakes (baked for 18-22 minutes). They turned out super tasty and fluffy but since they’re white cupcakes they weren’t too sturdy once unwrapped. I would probably use a yellow cake recipe next time.

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes

I have my very own pumpkin patch!

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes
A box of Mikado sticks will only set you back 99p.

 Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes

The orange sanding sugar is a little more difficult to find in the UK though.

 Once the cupcakes have cooled. Frost with a spatula, making a round dome shape. Pour the sanding sugar into a small bowl and the cupcake (and the edges) evenly in the sugar. Break off the tip of the Mikado stick and insert into the center. Using a toothpick gently make the grooves on the sides.

Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes

Happy Halloween! These cupcakes will make a great addition to any party.

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  1. El mundo de Tara

    Me encantan, te han quedado genial!!!Y tienen una pinta riquisima!!Besotesss

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  2. rebecca

    The pumpkins are so cute! And now I am wondering if I can exist only on pumpkin cupcakes and candy corn through Halloween….
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  3. rhio

    they look so yummy! shame you couldnt find any orange cupcake cases to finish it off! xx
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  4. Roxy

    This look so delicious! Plus, it’s a really cute idea too!

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  5. MEg Slater

    Another tasty sounding recipie! i love how vivid the colors are in your photos.
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