Thursday, October 15, 2009

MSC Challenge: Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

October's Martha Stewart Cupcake Challenge, headed up by Betty at Eat My Cupcake, was the Pumpkin Patch cupcakes. This month's cupcake was selected by Kim at What The Whisk. Please pardon the crummy pictures...I took them at night in some bad kitchen lighting.

Okay, I've made plenty of cupcakes in my day. I've had this blog for about two years now. These cupcakes just might be best that I have ever made. The response by my co-workers was amazing. Well, except for the co-worker who is allergic to pumpkin.....good thing I told him what kind of cupcakes they were right when he was about to eat one!



I didn't have cake flour on hand, and I never have. Does that make me a bad baker? Anywho, I found the conversion on line and added corn starch to all purpose flour to make it the equivalent of cake flour. I thought these were fairly easy to make, and smelled fabulous while they were baking. I topped them off with the cream cheese recipe from the book, which is a great recipe, too.



I packed up the cupcakes in my favorite new accessory, my cupcake courier. I also packed a few extras in another box to take to my hair stylist (I had an appointment that day) and her staff. They loved them so much that I got an order to make them for the salon in November!


I will DEFINITELY be making these cupcakes again. For the order next month, of course. I'm also thinking about making them for Thanksgiving this year. Maybe I'll even make them into those adorable Turkey cupcakes on the following page of this recipe!

14 comments:

Judy said...

i loved these cupcakes. it was a great recipe! that giant cupcake carrier is SO awesome! i need something like that. mine only holds 24. how many does yours hold? and where did you get it??

Nina said...

wow. that carrier. I love it. Where did you get it? I want something like that. It looks really useful!

Jennifer said...

Hi Judy and Nina! This carrier is awesome, and I highly recommend it. It carries 36 cupcakes, and feels giant when you carry it. It also gets kind of heavy when it's full! I found it at Bed Bath and Beyond, here is the link:
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=16030872

Thanks for reading my blog!

The Abbott Family said...

We are making those when you come here. I don't have a fancy mixer but we will make do. YUM! My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

Lauryn said...

ooooh, your cupcakes look amazing! I loved how you piped the frosting!! Im so glad that these were enjoyed by all! I thought they were amazing as well!!!

Kim said...

You cupcakes look delicious. I'm glad they were such a hit. Those little turkey decorations are adorable I think that would be a great way to spice these up for Thanksgiving. Thanks for baking along with me this month.

Megan said...

Ooh I want to make those turkey cupcakes too!!

The Food Librarian said...

You can be allergic to pumpkin? Oh, I feel sorry for your co-worker for missing out! You cupcakes look great and I'm envious of your carrier! - mary the food librarian

Wok Through the Fire said...

My coworkers loved these cupcakes too! What a nice idea to take them to your stylist.

Tracey said...

These are among my favorite cupcakes so far too! The cream cheese frosting is amazing! Love that cupcake carrier - I need a new one badly. Congrats on the order - that's super exciting :) Your cupcakes look wonderful.

SUGAR B said...

I love your cupcakes! And yes, this was a great go-to pumpkin recipe. One my favorites, too!

Man I bet everyone loves you when they see that carrier! Awesome!

Thanks for baking with us this month! What fun! :)

Professor Gal said...

Your cupcakes are lovely, and I'm not surprised you got an order to make more in November! Love the cupcake holder extraordinaire!

Clivia said...

Beautiful cupcakes! I'm not surprised they were a success with everyone. Well done!

Arianna Belle said...

Those look so incredibly yummy!