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Halloween Pumpkin Fondant Topper

Some of you have probably had your Halloween party this past weekend, but for those that will be having one on Halloween, here’s a quick last minute party treat idea that you can easily put together. Below is a carrot cupcake recipe but you can easily replace the carrots with pumpkins and make some pumpkin cupcakes instead. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


What You Need:

Carrot Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups finely grated raw carrots

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 1/4 confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Pumpkin Decoration:

  • Orange fondant
  • Green fondant
  • Fondant carving tool

What To Do:

For Carrot Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and ground cinnamon.
  3. In another large bowl whisk the eggs until lightly beaten. Then whisk in the sugar, oil and vanilla extract until slightly thickened. Fold in grated carrots. Then fold this mixture into the flour mixture until incorporated.
  4. Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter and cake about 23 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until very smooth and creamy with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and beat until fully incorporated and smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract.

Pumpkin Decoration:

halloween pumpkin

  1. Prepare carrot cupcakes.
  2. Pipe the frosting on the top of each cupcake.
  3. Roll a small piece of orange fondant into a ball shape and slightly flatten it.
  4. Poke a hole in the top of the ball with a tool with sharp end such as a toothpick and rotate it in a circular motion, creating an opening for the pumpkin stem.
  5. Use a blade shape fondant tool to carve lines onto the pumpkin
  6. from top to bottom.
  7. Roll a tiny piece of green fondant into stem shape and insert into the top of the pumpkin.

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