This is quite possibly the quickest and easiest tutorial ever.

Would you like to make some of these??


For a tutorial for the big cake behind the cupcakes go to Pumpkin Surprise-Inside Cake!

Its easy.



I used vanilla cuppies (miniaturecupcakes) with orange and green vanilla frosting.

The tips are a #12 Wilton tip on the orange bag and a #5 Wilton on the green bag.


Remove the wrapper to your cupcake. (This is important!)

Take your orange frosting and place your tip at the base of the cupcake. Apply gentle pressure and then direct your piping tip to the top of the cupcake.

Do this around the entire perimeter of the cupcake.


You should get a cuppie that looks like this.

You can either leave the plethora oforangefrosting and build your stem around it, or just take the tip of a knife and remove some of the excess.

Now its time to add the green stem.



Feel free to add any green vinesif you like.


And that is all it takes to make a cute little pumpkin cuppie!


Now please, whatever you do, do not spend one second of time contemplating the frosting to cupcake ratio.

Just eat one.

Then run 27 miles.

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. I LOVE this frosting to cake ratio! I think there should be a law mandating it….or at least is should be strongly suggested! 😉
    These would be so cute for a class party (with LOTS of napkins)!
    Hope all is well! ♥

  2. So, I was reading this post and remembering last years hollowing cupcake that you made and a couple thoughts occured to me.
    “Holy crap, I’ve been stalking your blog for over a year now!”
    “Those people at Guiness Book of World Records never got back to me on whether or not there was a record for the most frosting on a cupcake”
    “I wonder if there’s a record for the longest response time to an email.”
    I guess, you win by defualt then. Congratulations! 🙂

  3. thank you,
    I served these last night. 20 cupcakes for my sons class and the big pumpking for the adult class. only I made the inside a checkerboard

  4. OMG – genius little pumpkins. All that goopy frosting looks amazing! Can’t wait to see you in SF!! xo

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