Thursday, October 15, 2009

MSC: Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

This Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Club recipe was chosen by Kim of What the Whisk. I had very good intentions of making these for an after church potluck last Sunday, but couldn't find time with all of the festivities on Saturday for the UW vs. Arizona game. I ended up making the cupcakes late Sunday night. I started at 9:30 and climbed in bed by 11:00 or so. On Tuesday I finally found time to make the frosting. I decided to color the cream cheese frosting green to resemble the patch in 'pumpkin patch' cupcakes. I didn't have any time at all to figure out how to make / buy marzipan to shape into pumpkins. Although I do someday want to use marzipan, I decided to buy the Branch's mixed candy bag with candy corn and pumpkins. I picked out all the pumpkins and ate the candy corns.

My husband and I ate these cupcakes hot out of the oven on Sunday night without the frosting and they tasted great - almost like dough because they were so moist.

On Monday I brought in a couple unfrosted cupcakes as a morning snack for myself and a coworker and she really liked hers.

On Wednesday (after I made the frosting and frosted the cupcakes Tuesday night) I brought in a whole plate full to work. I sent out an email at 9:30 and within 5 minutes I had the first person stopping by. By the time I left work around 6:30 I had 2 of the 17 I brought.

I would definitely make these and recommend them. I wouldn't recommend making the mini ones.. for some reason I couldn't taste the pumpkin or spices as much and they weren't as moist.

I did get to use my Halloween cupcake liners - so much fun.





Happy cupcake baking, photographing, blogging, and eating!

20 comments:

  1. Very cute. I love the green tinted frosting. I thought about using the candy corn pumpkins too but since I picked the recipe I figured I better try the marzipan. Thanks for baking along with me this month.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cute, great decorating ideas! Nice liners. Thanks for baking with me!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks Kim! I totally had Karen as the one hosting it this week in my blog (her recipe is November) so thanks for the comment - I caught the mistake!!

    Your photos look fabulous btw. I really like the contrast of the orange pumpkin and white frosting. I decided to do green, but it kind of was a weird color combo with green and orange.

    Tasted great!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the green frosting - and I totally should have gone the "purchased pumpkin" route. Eh, I took the easy way out with Halloween sprinkles.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the green frosting! I also thought about buying the purchased pumpkins. I am glad that your coworkers enjoyed the cupcakes. Coworkers are great guinea pigs aren't they?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very creative ideas! Love the pumpkins on the top!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Super cute! I went the same route with my pumpkins - in part because those little mellowcreme pumpkins are super tasty and one of my favorite Halloween treats!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Those are so cute! I was debating between green frosting & orange frosting.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your cupcakes really look great! I love that green frosting and the candy is such a cute idea!!! Awesome!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. i totally used the pumpkin candies too! great minds think alike!! =)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Alyssa

    Here's a good video I found on YouTube about religion, you might like to view it and see what you think.

    ”God in my life”

    I think it makes a lot of good common sense don't you?

    From
    Chris Hill
    (Lancaster)

    American youth: Young gifted and passionate about religion. ”Fiery lady”
    .
    .

    ReplyDelete
  12. The green contrasted with the orange beautifully!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your cupcakes were adorable! Love the piped frosting. I also used the candy pumpkins because I wasn't even sure where to buy marzipan. This recipe was a great choice; I love backing with pumpkin. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your cupcakes are really cute! Very festive and yummy! - mary the food librarian

    ReplyDelete
  15. Whoo hoo! Pumpkin patch cupcakes rule!

    Yours look super cute with the orange and green! So festive! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. hey alyssa! i stumbled upon this blog entry and thought you might find it helpful:

    http://butteryum.blogspot.com/2009/04/no-light-box-so-howd-i-get-these-shots.html

    the lady took some amazing photos with nothing but a point and shoot. she took them in front of a window, with natural lighting (the kind i was telling you about earlier). check it out! it's super cool!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great job on the cupcakes - they're so cute! I tinted the frosting orange, but I think I might like the green even better! Aren't Halloween liners super fun? I've been psyched to use mine :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a sweet little pumpkin patch of cupcakes!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nice cupcakes! I really liked the green frosting.

    ReplyDelete