Scarecrow and Pumpkin Cupcakes

Idea gallery #1327
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Scarecrow and Pumpkin Cupcakes
Ingredients and Supplies
  • standard size cupcakes
  • buttercream icing
  • orange food color
  • brown food color
  • flesh rolled fondant
  • orange rolled fondant
  • blue rolled fondant
  • yellow rolled fondant
  • light brown rolled fondant
  • black royal icing
  • scissors
  • piping gel
  • large round tip
  • small round tip
  • small leaf tip
  • 3" round cutter
  • pastry bags
  • pastry wheel
  • parchment triangles
Pumpkin - using a bag fitted with large round tip and orange buttercream, pipe full lines starting on the outside and moving toward the center of the pumpkin. Layer lines on top of each other. Use brown buttercream to pipe stem and leaves.

Scarecrow - ice cupcake with thin layer of buttercream. Roll flesh fondant and cut with 3" cutter; place on top of iced cupcake. Cut out eyes, nose, and mouth using appropriate colored fondant; attach to cupcake with piping gel. Roll light brown fondant very thin and cut a strip measuring 6" wide by 1" deep. Take scissors and cut 3/4" deep strips leaving 1/4" at top to hold to. Cut sections of 6" piece to attach to scarecrow for straw under his hat. Attach with piping gel then with your finger push strips up to look messy; do the same around the neck. Roll two pieces of yellow fondant into tiny ropes and twist them together to resemble a rope; attach to top of neck with piping gel. Roll orange fondant thin and cut a hat with a sharp knife or pastry wheel. Roll yellow and blue fondant to cut for patches; attach with gel. Carefully lay hat over straw attaching with piping gel. Detail stitches with small parchment bag filled with black royal icing.

#806 (1A) Large Round 1/2" Opening Stainless Steel Tip
#806 (1A) Large Round 1/2" Ope...
Unit: 1
Orange AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Orange AmeriColor® Soft Gel Pa...
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Chocolate Brown AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Chocolate Brown AmeriColor® So...
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing
White Satin Ice Rolled Fondant...
Unit: 2 lb. tub
Navy Blue AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Navy Blue AmeriColor® Soft Gel...
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Lemon Yellow AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Lemon Yellow AmeriColor® Soft ...
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Clear Write On Piping Gel
Clear Write On Piping Gel
Unit: 1.5 oz. tube
#350 Leaf/Lily Petal Stainless Steel Tip
#350 Leaf/Lily Petal Stainless...
Unit: 1
#3 Round Opening Stainless Steel Tip
#3 Round Opening Stainless Ste...
Unit: 1
Royal Icing Mix
Royal Icing Mix
Unit: 1 lb. bag
12" Featherweight Decorating Bag
12" Featherweight Decorating B...
Unit: 1
Ravioli/ Pastry Wheel
Ravioli/ Pastry Wheel
Unit: 1
Super Black AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Super Black AmeriColor® Soft G...
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Cupcake Top Round Fondant Cutters
Cupcake Top Round Fondant Cutt...
Unit: 1 set/3 cutters total
Blue Standard Baking Cups
Blue Standard Baking Cups
Unit: 50/pkg
Dark Brown Standard Baking Cups
Dark Brown Standard Baking Cup...
Unit: 50/pkg.
Fine Scissors
Fine Scissors
Unit: 1