These would be perfect for your child’s class! Step by step instructions. Hope you guys enjoy these, and have as much fun as I did making them!
3/4 C shortening
1 1/3 C packed brown sugar
1 C white sugar
3 eggs, room temp
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 C buttermilk
3 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground allspice
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with paper liners.
-Cream the shortening, brown sugar, white sugar until light and fluffy.
-Add 1 egg at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
-Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice in a separate bowl. Set aside.
-Begin adding the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk blend until incorporated.
-Using an ice cream scoop fill the lined cupcake ins until 3/4’s filled.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Allow to cool in the cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
-Remove from cupcake pan and place each cupcake on a wire rack to cool completely.
1 C soft unsalted butter
4 + C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Grass Green gel food coloring
-Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
-If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
-Add several drops of the green gel food coloring. Mix well to blend the colors.
-Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….
– Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.
-Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
-If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
-Instead of holding the pastry bag and tip to the side hold it straight up pointing the tip down to the cupcake making the frosting look like grass.
-Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
-You can add an candy pumpkin in the center of the grass patch (center of the frosting).