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.

Fall Cupcakes

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 

Scarecrow and Sunflower Cupcakes 

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!

Scarecrow and Sunflower Cupcakes