Wilton® Grinning Pumpkin Cupcakes

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by Wilton® Design Team

Wilton® Grinning Pumpkin Cupcakes

Folks will be grinning from ear to ear when they see this pumpkin patch of cupcakes at your Halloween party! They’re easy to decorate using Wilton Decorating Tips and Icing Colors.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Bake and cool cupcakes, following instructions on the box of cupcake mix or your own recipe.
  • 2
    Reserve some White decorator icing. Tint portions of decorator icing Orange, Green, Black, Red and Rose. For the Green shown in the picture, combine Lemon Yellow with Leaf Green until you obtain the shade desired.
  • 3
    Use 9 inch angled spatula and Orange icing to ice top of cupcakes.
  • 4
    For spiked-hair pumpkin cupcakes, use Tip 2 and Black icing to pipe triangle eyes and mouth. Use finger dipped in corn starch to smooth out icing. Use Black icing to attach candy eyeballs. Use Tip 3 and Orange icing to pipe nose. Use Tip 5 and Green icing to pipe hair using an upward, corkscrew-winding motion.
  • 5
    For smiling pumpkin cupcakes, use Tip 2 and Black icing to pipe mouth. Use Tip 3 and White icing to pipe tooth. Use finger dipped in corn starch to smooth out icing. Use Tip 4 and Orange icing to pipe dot cheeks and then pat smooth. Use Tip 10 and Green icing to pipe stem. Use White icing to attach candy eyeballs.
  • 6
    For wounded pumpkin cupcakes, use Tip 3 and Black icing to pipe mouth. Use finger dipped in corn starch to pat smooth. Use Tip 2 and Orange icing to pipe dot nose and smooth out icing. Insert candy eyeballs slightly into cupcakes. Use knife to cut Black shoestring licorice into two, 1/2 inch long pieces for eyebrows. Use White icing to attach licorice to candy eyeballs. Insert knife icing decoration. Use Orange piping gel to pipe blood on cupcakes.
  • 7
    For fanged pumpkin cupcakes, use Tip 2 and Black icing to pipe mouth. Use Tip 4 and White icing to pipe fangs over mouth. Use Tip 5 and White icing to pipe long fangs using heavy to light pressure. Use White icing to attach candy eyeballs. Use knife to cut Black shoestring licorice into ten pieces that are 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch long and insert at an angle into icing for eyebrows. Use Tip 10 and Orange icing to pipe horns using heavy to light pressure. Use Tip 10 and Green icing to pipe pull-out stem. Smooth out icing slightly.
  • 8
    For winking pumpkin cupcakes, use Tip 3 and Red icing to pipe heart-shaped lips. Use Tip 4 and Orange icing to pipe dots for cheeks. Use finger dipped in corn starch to smooth out any line marks. Use Tip 2 and Black icing to pipe eyelashes on candy eyeballs and on cupcakes. Insert candy eyeballs into icing. Use Tip 10 and Green icing to pipe pull-out stem. Pat smooth slightly. Use Tip 5 and Rose icing to pipe bow in a sideways figure 8 motion as well as to pipe dot center in the middle of bow.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton® Standard Baking Cup Jack-O-Lantern 104767566 or any Standard Baking Cup
  • Wilton® Recipe Right® Muffin Pan 12 Cup 104105978
  • Wilton® 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Favorite Cupcake Recipe or Box Mix
  • Wilton® Ready-To-Use Decorator White Icing 4-1/2 lb. 104105016
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Orange 104103404
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Lemon Yellow 104103402
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Leaf Green 104103422
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Black 104103425
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Red-Red 104103424
  • Wilton® Icing Colors 1 oz. Rose 104103413
  • Wilton® 9 inch Angled Spatula 104106122
  • Wilton® Disposable Decorating Bags 12 inch 104105894
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 2 104103104
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 3 104103110
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 5 104103117
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 4 104103116
  • Wilton® Decorating Tip No. 10 104103090
  • Wilton® Gel Tube 0.75 oz. Orange 104103354
  • Wilton® Standard Coupler 104103101
  • Wilton® Candy Eyeballs 104542501
  • Wilton® Icing Decorations Knife Royal 104560048
  • Corn Starch
  • Plastic Ruler
  • Black Shoestring Licorice
  • Knife