Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and for many of us, that calls for a double celebration with Friendsgiving! As dessert enthusiasts, we eagerly volunteered to bring the sweet finale to the feast (surprise, surprise)—and this time, we decided to infuse our baking routine with a sprinkle of creativity. Without boasting, our pumpkin cupcakes were the stars at our Friendsgiving gathering. Not only did our friends rave about the taste, but they couldn’t stop admiring the adorable pumpkin-inspired look!
Ready to elevate your Friendsgiving feast with a dash of festivity? At King Street Baking Co, we’ve created the ideal recipe to transform your cupcakes into delightful pumpkin treats—almost as swiftly as Cinderella's carriage turned into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight.
- Cupcakes (pre-baked and cooled)
- 1 box of Cream Cheese Frosting Mix
- Required additional ingredients as per the mix instructions (1 cup cream cheese)
- Natural food coloring (orange and green)*
- Piping bags or zip lock baggies
- Start by preparing the Cream Cheese Frosting Mix according to the package instructions.
- Once you’ve got that creamy goodness ready, separate the frosting into two bowls with ¾ of the frosting in one bowl and the rest in the other.
- Mix the orange food coloring into the larger bowl and the green food coloring into the smaller bowl.
- Then, transfer the orange frosting into a piping bag fitted with a larger tip for your pumpkin base. Gently pipe lines onto the cupcakes. Don’t worry about making it perfect—each pumpkin has its unique charm!
- Now, using a smaller tip on another piping bag, create tiny swirls at the top of the pumpkin with the green frosting to give it that authentic vine-like appearance.
*Note: we love Supernatural’s Plant-Based Food Colors.
Whether for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or any fall celebration, the party wouldn’t be complete without a touch of sweetness. These pumpkin cupcakes will undoubtedly bring joy and delectability to your gathering.
So, what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients, put on your baking hat, and turn your ordinary cupcakes into Charming pumpkin provisions that’ll make your Friendsgiving celebration extra special!
And before you dive into your baking adventure, make sure to pick up a box of our Cream Cheese Frosting Mix along with any of our delicious Cupcake Mixes to use as the perfect base. We recommend opting for our Pumpkin Spice Mix or our Carrot Cake Mix for that extra touch of fall flavor. With these mixes on hand, you'll breeze through the prep and focus on the fun part—decorating these festive delights.