Glittery Pumpkin Cupcake

Made with just three ingredients, these shimmery three-bite cakes are anything but complicated. We do have a few quick tips, however, so yours turn out just as pretty as the picture. First, if you’re icing your own cupcakes, make sure you really heap a big dollop of frosting on top of each. Your goal is to create a domed top that’s as round as possible—like a pumpkin. Second, dip each cupcake in sanding sugar as soon as you’ve frosted it. This way, the frosting won’t have time to form a skin and the sugar will adhere better. Gently pat each cupcake with your hand after you’ve dipped it to make sure the sticks.

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 499 calories
    • Fat 23 g
    • Sat Fat 14 g
    • Cholesterol 96 mg
    • Sodium 281 mg
    • Protein 5 g
    • Carbohydrate 69 g
    • Sugar 54 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 57 mg
Made with just three ingredients, these shimmery three-bite cakes are anything but complicated. We do have a few quick tips, however, so yours turn out just as pretty as the picture. First, if you’re icing your own cupcakes, make sure you really heap a big dollop of frosting on top of each. Your goal is to create a domed top that’s as round as possible—like a pumpkin. Second, dip each cupcake in sanding sugar as soon as you’ve frosted it. This way, the frosting won’t have time to form a skin and the sugar will adhere better. Gently pat each cupcake with your hand after you’ve dipped it to make sure the sticks.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 teaspoon coarse orange sanding sugar or orange sprinkles
  2. Check 1 vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting
  3. Check 1 1-inch piece green licorice twist or gummy worm

Directions

  1. Place the sugar in a small bowl. Dip the cupcake in the sugar to coat. Top with the licorice to make the stem.