How to Make a Cupcake Pumpkin Cake

Step by Step Directions to Make a Halloween Pumpkin Cupcake CakeThe Cupcake Pumpkin Cake

You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this awesome cupcake pumpkin!

This pumpkin, made with mini cupcakes, is a lovely decoration for your Halloween table. It is also a delicious cupcake treat.

The Cupcake Pumpkin is certain to be the talk of your Halloween party!


Step by Step Directions to Make a Halloween Pumpkin Cupcake Cake


How to Begin Your Cupcake Pumpkin

Step by Step Directions to Make a Halloween Pumpkin Cupcake CakeSince this article is about decorating and arranging the cupcakes to look like a pumpkin, we are going to start with the cupcakes already baked, cooled and ready for decorating.

One note about cooking your cupcakes, remember that miniature cupcakes only need about 8 min. to bake. Use a toothpick to determine exact length of baking time. When a toothpick poked in the center of the cupcake comes out clean, the cupcake is ready.


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Ingredients Needed to Decorate a Cupcake Pumpkin

  • 24 Chocolate Miniature Cupcakes in
  • Brown Cupcake baking liners
  • White Frosting
  • Black Frosting / Icing
  • Food Coloring
  • Green Sanding Sugar
  • Black Sanding Sugar
  • Black Serving Tray(optional)
  • Soak proof Foam Paper Plate


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Step by Step Instructions for a Cupcake Pumpkin

Step 1: Assemble 22 mini cupcakes in the shape of a pumpkin, placing the largest cupcakes for the eyes and nose. (as shown)

Step 2: Cut 3 triangles out of soak proof Styrofoam paper plate.

Step 3: Place a triangle on each eye cupcake and on the nose cupcake.

Step 4: Color approx. 2 teaspoons of frosting green.

Step 5: Color remaining frosting orange.*

Step 6: Frost the 22 pumpkin cupcakes with the orange frosting. Frost them as one large “cake.”

Step 7: Carefully remove the Styrofoam triangles.

Step 8: With the edge of a butter knife or spoon, draw a mouth pattern by removing the orange frosting for mouth.

Step 9: Frost the Eyes, Nose and Mouth with Black Frosting.

Step 10: Carefully sprinkle the Eyes, Nose and Mouth with Black Sanding Sugar. **

Step 11: Frost the remaining two mini cupcakes with Green Frosting.

Step 12: Cover the green cupcakes with green sanding sugar and place them at the top of the pumpkin for the stem.

* If you do not have orange food coloring, combine 3 parts yellow and 2 parts red for orange color.

** It is easier to place a small pile of sanding sugar in the center of the eyes and nose, then using the tip of a spoon, gently push the sanding sugar to cover the black area.


Step by Step Photos of How to Decorate a Cupcake Pumpkin

Step by Step Directions to Make a Halloween Pumpkin Cupcake Cake


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There are so many recipes and craft ideas that I want to make, I could easily be busy until my next birthday.

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Step by Step Directions to Make a Halloween Pumpkin Cupcake Cake