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Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

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This project bridges the holidays and makes a terrific dessert centerpiece for gatherings from Halloween to Thanksgiving. The patch is made from both standard size and mini cupcakes baked in white or orange liners. Cupcakes are topped with a bonnet of orange frosting. The icing is rolled in orange sugar and the ribs are shaped by pressing a bamboo skewer into the frosting. The patch is finished off with licorice for stems and tendrils. Then pick your favorite and start eating! | Buy on Amazon

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  • Servings: Makes 12 standard and 24 mini cupcakes
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Ingredients

  • 12 Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe Spice cupcakes baked in orange paper liners
  • 24 mini Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice cupcakes baked in white paper liners
  • 2 pieces green licorice twists (e.g. Twizzlers rainbow twists)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) Classic Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • Orange food coloring
  • 1 cup orange decorating sugar
  • Green licorice laces (e.g. Kellogg's Fruit Streamers, Watermelon Madness)

Baking Instructions

  1. Cut the licorice twists into 3/4 inch pieces to make the pumpkin stems. Tint the vanilla frosting orange with the food coloring. Tint 1/2 cup of the orange frosting a darker shade of orange with more food coloring. Spoon the darker orange frosting into a ziplock bag; set aside.
  2. Place orange decorating sugar into a shallow bowl. Spread the orange frosting on top of the cupcakes mounding slightly in the center. Starting on the edge, roll the cupcake tops in the sugar to cover completely.
  3. Use a wooden skewer to mark the ridges in the tops of the cupcakes. Starting in the center or slightly off center, lightly press the skewer over the cupcake tops to create 5 to 6 indentations. Snip a very small corner (1/16 inch) from the bag with the darker orange frosting and pipe lines of frosting in the indentations on top of the cupcakes. Insert the cut green twists for the stems and add the green laces, trimmed into shorter pieces, to make the tendrils.

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Rum Brownies

Rum Brownies

When the boxed brownie mix calls for water, substitute with dark rum. I did this as an experiment and it was absolutely delicious. Even better the next day. For that extra kick as soon as you remove the brownies from the oven sprinkle dark chocolate chips on the top, wait a few min. then spread evenly. That extra chocolate and rum flavor is wonderful


Easy Streusel Topping

Easy Streusel Topping

When a recipe calls for cutting cold butter into small pieces to mix in with streusel ingredients, simply use a box grater. The pieces will be more uniform and will blend in easier.





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