If I can’t have a pumpkin patch at home, why not have one on my cupcakes?
With the autumn season quickly approaching, I wanted to bake something inspiring. My Cupcakes with Fondant Pumpkins are cute, elegant, and I didn’t even break a sweat making them. When the kiddos came in from playing outside, they spotted them and were immediately drawn to them.
I’ve been having a blast working with fondant. Just like play-dough, fondant allows my imagination and creativity to soar. What kind of fondant pieces would you like to see next on the blog?
Fall is definitely my favorite season, so I can’t wait to make more of these cupcakes!
Fall Themed Pumpkin Cupcake Recipe
Ingredients you need for these Pumpkin Cupcakes
1 dozen of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
4-5 oz. white fondant
2 drops yellow gel food coloring
3 drops red gel food coloring
Green decorating icing
Brown (chocolate) decorating icing
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3-4 tbsp milk
Green gel food coloring
Yields: 12 decorated cupcakes
First, line a baking sheet with wax paper and place drops of both of your gel food coloring onto the fondant and fold until completely tinted. Once the color is fully combined, the fondant should come out with a bright orange color.
Next, roll out 15-18 1-inch fondant spheres and place an indent on the top of each sphere. Press a toothpick vertically around the edge of your sphere to give it lines and have it shaped like a pumpkin.
To finish your pumpkins, decorate leaves and a stem on top of each pumpkin fondant with your green and brown decorating icing.
To add to your pumpkin patch theme, create a delicious grass colored frosting. Start with beating together the butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk on medium-speed with an electric mixer. Gradually increase speed to high and add 2 drops of green gel food coloring and continue beating until the frosting is smooth and completely colored.
Add green buttercream into a frosting bag and pipe out buttercream on each cupcake. Top with 1-3 fondant pumpkins and you have a Pumpkin Patch Themed Cupcake!