Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers

Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers | The Bearfoot Baker

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.

Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers thebearfootbaker.comI 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…

Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers thebearfootbaker.comI 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
Vanilla Icing
Orange AmeriColor Gel
Royal Icing Transfer Eyes
Green Thick Icing with Tip #352 (Leaf Tip)
Tootsie Rolls
Tic TacPumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers thebearfootbaker.comBake 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.

Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers thebearfootbaker.comI learned two things while I was putting these little bad boys together.

  1. Try to match up the sizes of the tops. No matter how hard you try, some of them will be bigger than the others.
  2. Place them in the freezer for a few minutes before you put them together. Mine were a bit sticky and the freezer helped.
Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers thebearfootbaker.com
Next, add a Tootsie Roll stem to the tops.
Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers thebearfootbaker.com Pipe the leaves with the thick green icing and Tip #352.
Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers thebearfootbaker.com
Now for the jack-o’-lanterns:
  1. First, put the cupcake bottoms together with the frosting you tinted orange.
  2. Then, add a Tootsie Roll in the top for the stem.
  3. Next, use the leftover frosting to add the teeth and the Royal Transfer Eyes.
  4. With the green icing, add two leaves to each top.
Pumpkin Patch Cupcake Poppers thebearfootbaker.com
I know this is not as good as going to a pumpkin patch and picking the perfect pumpkin but, they are fun, cute and will get you some quality time with your kids. I am sure the kids will come up with several fun ideas for decorating them!

Here are some other fun Fall cupcakes for you to make for your little spooks this Fall:

Duncan Hines Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Land O Lakes Halloween Hoot Owls
Taste of Home Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein Cupcakes

Dracula Cupcakes

Bear hugs,