It's Steve's birthday today. Since his birthday is close to Halloween, he has always loved fall and all Halloweeny things. So for his birthday I made him these pumpkin cupcakes.
Not only do they look like pumpkins, they taste pumpkiny, too! They are pumpkin spice and quite delicious... however I haven't quite perfected the recipe, so I'll have to share that later. But I will share how I decorated them like pumpkins.
They were baked in white paper liners. I made a dozen large cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes. I used orange food coloring in vanilla frosting to ice the cupcakes. Then I dipped the cupcakes in orange sugar. To make the indentations of the cupcakes I used the remainder of the frosting, but with some added orange coloring to make it darker. The stems are cut pieces of Sour Patches green straws. The vines are made of Halloween green melting chips drizzled in curly-Qs on top of the patch collection.