I was inspired by these Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes from Diane of Created by Diane posted on My Yellow Sandbox.
They just looked simple and fun...
...and they were.
You just make an orange "rose" and add some leaves in green. Basically you use a large open star tip, start in the middle, and swirl around until the cupcake is covered. (You can see this post here on Glorious Treats if you've never done it before.)
We baked up the chocolate pumpkin cupcakes Diane shares. The adults all thought they were delicious...although I think the kids would have preferred regular unspiced chocolate cupcakes. Since the cupcakes were a little spicy, I skipped the pumpkin spice in the cream cheese and just used regular cream cheese frosting.
And I had to have Eric pick some more chocolate cake mixes up at the store last night because I already though of some other fun Halloween cupcakes I want to try.
If you want to see some of last years goodies, you can check out the post here...
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