Pumpkin Cupcakes on Stand
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Pumpkin Cupcakes on Stand

Turn simple cupcakes into the perfect fall party treats with a few fun items from Michael’s! I fell in love with the pink cupcake stands in the baking department at my local Michael’s! They’re perfect for serving up single-serve desserts like cupcakes. Serve one at each place setting for a holiday or birthday party or you can display a row of them on a dessert buffet. Whatever the occasion, these treat stands will add pizzazz to your celebration!

I am serving up a tasty fall treat on my pink treat stands: Brown Sugar Cupcakes with a Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Frosting! It’s a delicious blend of fall-inspired flavors. A few little sprinkles on top and they’re ready to serve. The orange frosting is perfect for the cute baking cups!

Designed by Courtney Dial Whitmore, Pizzazzerie.com

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Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened or room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 c. milk
  • 1-1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 4+ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Project Instructions

Brown Sugar Cupcakes

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2
Cream together butter and sugar in electric mixer fit with paddle attachment until smooth.

Step 3
Add eggs, one at a time and mix thoroughly between each addition.

Step 4
Add additional ingredients and combine just until mixed.

Step 5
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake 18-20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean). Set aside to cool.


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Step 1
In an electric mixer fit with paddle attachment, beat together cream cheese, butter, and pumpkin.

Step 2
Slowly add powdered sugar (1 cup at a time) until desired consistency is reached.

Step 3
Add in vanilla and beat for 2-3 minutes on medium. If you can run a knife through frosting and knife mark stays after 10 seconds, then you have a great consistency for piping it through an icing tip.

Step 4
Add sprinkles.