Fall is a beautiful season and my personal favorite. I was inspired by the falling leaves and the bright orange pumpkins to create this sweet and spooky pumpkin patch. This How-To will show you how to turn plain cupcakes into a plentiful pumpkin patch and get you to think less of the beaches and hot sun, and more about the chilly rain, fuzzy sweaters, and Halloween's spooky ghosts. Enjoy!
Step 1: Step 1: Ingredients
Here are the materials you will need for your pumpkins:
-12 vanilla cupcakes
-A Thick piping tip
-2 cans vanilla frosting
-Yellow and red food coloring
-Green icing (thin tip preferred)
-Piping bag prepped with coupler and thick tip
-12 mini doughnuts (frosted, glazed, chocolate, or plain)
-Orange, black, and green sprinkles (if you would like to embellish)
Step 2: Step 2: Prep Your Frosting
It's time to get your frosting ready. First, in a large bowl, scoop in both can of frosting. Stir a bit until the consistency is exactly how you want it. Now we're going to dye it. The color is never going to be exactly the same in every batch, but you are only going to make one batch. I started by putting a few drops of each color in the frosting. Obviously, by the looks of the second picture, that didn't work too well. It took me a while to figure out the exact shade of orange I wanted, and I came to this vibrant neon orange that gave some color. It's up to you choose your favorite shade, so just have fun! Now that the frosting is colored, you can scoop about half of into your piping bag, but depending on how big your piping bag is you may have to out in more or less. Refill bag as needed. Twist the end of the bag, and put it in the fridge until you are ready for Step 4.