A closeup of my creative confections.
Earlier this month, Wilton sent me a big ol’ box of goodies to create some treats for Halloween and Fall. I received supplies to make cookies and cupcakes and well, the cookies were a #fail and I tried twice! Ah the joys of baking gluten-free. The cookies themselves were some of the chewiest and yummiest cookies EVAR, but I couldn’t get them to hold their shapes.
These are supposed to be pumpkins, candy corn, Frankenstein heads, and cats. Yea. Recipe for these coming soon.
Tired of fighting with the cookies, I decided to bake some pumpkin muffins which burned on the bottom. Darn oven. So I moved on to cupcakes. Sometimes baking can be such a headache, lol!
The recipe that I used is a simple vanilla cake recipe with a little nutmeg for Fall comfort. I figured I’d play it safe and not spend too much time on these since the pumpkin muffins consisted of so many ingredients. I forgot to add baking powder, so my cupcakes are hanging a little low.
My big boy helped line the tins!
- 1½ Cups Pamela's All Purpose Flour
- 1½ Tsp. Baking Powder
- ¼ Tsp. Salt
- ¾ Cup Earth Balance Butter (soy/dairy-free)
- ¾ Cup Sugar
- Egg Replacer for 2 Eggs
- ½ Cup Milk (dairy-free)
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
- ¼ Tsp. Nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.
- Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg replacer and vanilla and beat until combined.
- Add flour mixture and milk in increments until combined.
- Pour the batter into cupcake tins lined with baking cups.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcake comes out clean.
- Cool, frost, and decorate (with vegan frosting and sprinkles if you're going the vegan route)
I totally just freestyled the decorations. I used different tips for different colors since I only had two star shaped tips. Note to self: Have at least 4 of the same tips on hand. I felt a little indifferent about my decor job, but after I started photographing them, my head blew up a little. They look darn good to be rushed ;).
Classy for Fall!
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