Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers
I couldn’t stand it any longer! I had to do a fall post or I was going to bust! I thought I would start with cupcake poppers. One of my favorite things to do in the fall is walking around the pumpkin patch looking for the perfect pumpkins to take home with me. Well, it is to early to head to the pumpkin patch but, I can get my pumpkin kicks with these little pumpkin patch cupcake poppers.
I got the idea for these on the front of the Betty Crocker Box vanilla cake box. There was a picture of cute colorful little cupcake poppers and my mind went immediately to pumpkins. The interesting thing about these is I had another idea for the bottom of the cupcakes. I don’t like throwing anything away so I was stacking the cupcake bottoms together and my brain saw these…
I feel so much better! I have a pumpkin patch and jack-o’-lanterns! This project is one the kiddos can have fun with. You can use different candies and let their imaginations go wild!
Supplies for Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers:
White Cake Mix
Orange AmeriColor Gel
Royal Icing Transfer Eyes
Green Thick Icing with Tip #352 (Leaf Tip)
Tic TacBake the cupcakes according to the directions on the box. You can make mini cupcakes or regular sized cupcakes like I did. Add some orange AmeriColor until you get the shade you want before you fill the cupcake papers. Here is the Betty Crocker how to video on how to make the cupcake poppers. I also baked them in cute grease proof papers from Bakers Stock. The plan was to cut the tops off and add frosting to the bottoms in hopes no one would notice the missing tops. But, the plan changed to jack-o’-lanterns.
It is a good time to tint the frosting while the cupcakes are baking. Add orange AmeriColor to the frosting until you get a shade you like.
I learned two things while I was putting these little bad boys together.
- Try to match up the sizes of the tops. No matter how hard you try, some of them will be bigger than the others.
- Place them in the freezer for a few minutes before you put them together. Mine were a bit sticky and the freezer helped.
- First, put the cupcake bottoms together with the frosting you tinted orange.
- Then, add a Tootsie Roll in the top for the stem.
- Next, use the leftover frosting to add the teeth and the Royal Transfer Eyes.
- With the green icing, add two leaves to each top.
Here are some other fun Fall cupcakes for you to make for your little spooks this Fall:
Land O Lakes Halloween Hoot Owls
Taste of Home Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe
What a fun idea, Lisa! The wonky eyes are perfect 🙂 I can’t wait to start making fall treats!
Oh Jennifer, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I am on the edge of my seat;)
These are great for little kids to do!!
I want to borrow some kids, buy some candy and let them make these. Maybe my neighbors will bring their kiddos down for a Make-A-Pumpkin Cupcake Party! If not, can you come play with me Beki?? PLEASE!! lol
Absolutely! My boys love plane trips! Maybe I’ll just send them to you solo?! 😉
I would love it!! We would play all day! But, you can’t miss out on the fun! You HAVE to come!!;)
Too cute, Lisa!
So cute! And what a great creative save on those cupcake bottoms.
I was stacking them on top of each other as I was cutting the tops off. I looked down and saw some jack-o-lanterns looking at me! LOL I love when things like that happen! Thanks for stopping by Lora!
Lisa, these are uhhhmazingly cute! I love the tootsie roll tops! Did you place them on some brown sugar in the last pic?
Yes Anu! I wanted dark brown sugar so it would look like dirt but, I used it all last weekend! LOL I was hoping the light brown sugar looked like a pumpkin patch instead of the beach! LOL
these are totally fabulous. i even think a non-decorator like me could make these look good. great idea.
Girl, you have skills! I just looked at your blog and you can do EVERYTHING!!! These will be a piece of cake for you;)
Hey Lisa it has been forever since I posted a comment. I’m sorry. Life has gotten in the way. I just wanted to say that I’m so impressed with all of your posts lately. You are creating some really great stuff. I may not be commenting but please know that I’m following & I’m a huge fan of your work.
P.S. Thanks for linking my Kopykake tutorial on your Kopykake post. You’re a sweetheart 🙂
Awe, thanks Melissa! You are the sweetheart!!! It was my pleasure to link to your tutorial;)
Oh my do I ever love these! They are just the perfect little pumpkin for any kid! (Both young and old!!) So glad you came up with an idea for the bottoms, or I would have wanted to eat them all!!
I have a confession! I did eat one! Hehehehe
What a cute pumpkin patch!!!! I was looking for some pumpkin themed cupcakes for my granddaughters harvest party. Thank you so much for sharing.
You are very welcome Sandy! Hope your granddaughters have a great harvest party!
Yay! So happy to learn how you made these! I’ve been thinking about them ever since I saw your post on Instagram. Love it… Thanx so much for sharing!
Thanks Janine! You are so cute!!!
I love how do-able these seem! They came out super cute and would be a real show stopper at a Halloween party. You’re a sweets rockstar Lisa!! 🙂
I am glad you like them Michelle! They are very easy to make. Let me know if you try them;)
I can’t tell you how cute I think all of these are. What a fun idea for Fall treats.
Such a cute cute idea!! (yup, that’s a double cute and no type;)) Actually they deserve a triple cute! Pinning it and sharing on FB/Twitter!
Oh my, those jack-o-lanterns are SO cute! Love those teeth! :0)
Ahhhh! I love Love LOVE these cupcakes! They just make me giggle! 🙂
Would love to have you share these at my Pumpkin Linky Party going on right now. I love these. They are so darned cute!! Hope to see you over there. Linda
Thanks for the invite Linda! I will link up asap!! 🙂
These are the CUTEST THINGS EVER !!!! I love them!! You’re very talented.
These are ADORABLE=-)
These are seriously adorable! I absolutely love them and I am going to pin them to use for Halloween!
They are so darling – oh my gosh how CUTE!
LOVE your post!
Be sure to share it at Stone Gable’s Foodie Friday linky party!
(not me, I am not a foodie, but you sure are!)
Thanks for linking up. I’m doing a feature and you are at the top of the post! I love what you did and I love the cupcake toppers. They are the yummy part of the cupcake. Linda
Awe, thanks Linda! I can’t wait to read your post!
Absolutely adorable! 😀
I just saw your features on Lil Luna this week. You have the cutest ideas! I pinned several of them on my Halloween Party board. I am now following so I can see more..
Thank you Pam! I am so glad you stopped by. Lil’ Luna is so sweet and I love her site. I am going to go check out your site right now 🙂
wow these are fantastic thank you for sharing
This is a great idea!!! so cute!!!!
Such a nice write-up, i appreciate your way of writing, thank you so much for sharing