I adore cupcakes, eating them and making them. For Fall, I make a couple that I think are super cute: a sunflower and a scarecrow. Really, the perfect time to make these is right after Halloween with your leftover candies.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cupcake mix (or make your own) and wrappers
- Frosting (chocolate and vanilla)
- Individually wrapped caramels
- Mini M&M’s
- Candy corn
- Fruit Roll-Ups or Fruit by the Foot
- Potato sticks
- Chocolate sprinkles
For the sunflowers, place the candy corn in a circle for the petals, and add the sprinkles in the center. Pretty easy, right?
The scarecrows take a few more steps. The eyes are brown mini M&M’s, and the nose is a candy corn. The smile is chocolate frosting. The most complicated piece is the hat. Take one caramel and flatten it into a disc. Shape a second caramel into a gumdrop, and then push them together. Use your dried fruit cut into strips to cover the seam. Last, place the potato sticks under the hat for hair. And you’re done! I won’t post the “after” picture where my devil cat knocked half of them over and broke the platter. Hopefully, you won’t have to contend with that! Happy Fall, y’all!