Pumpkin Cupcakes 8 ways – eight ways you can decorate a pumpkin cupcake using buttercream frosting. Learn you can pipe rosettes for pumpkins, tall pumpkins, short pumpkins, and easy pumpkins with frilly and spooky pumpkins!

Even though Halloween has gone to an end, it’s still no reason to cut off our connection with all things pumpkin. In particular, when Thanksgiving is just two weeks away. There is a wide assortment of pumpkin-based recipes on our blog and many tasty muffins made from pumpkin (like this recipe that is classic and this one that has pecan and Baileys)! What do you think of the frosting? What can you do to decorate a pumpkin cake to make it look just as tasty as the food? Today, I’m going over some creative ways to pipe your frosting. Some of them are old-fashioned classics, while others are completely fresh. Any of them will make an amazing way to decorate your fall harvest table. Here’s 8 Ways to Frost a Pumpkin Cupcake!

Since this project is all about pipes and words cannot convey the fullness of it, I’m supplying you with a list of supplies as well as an instructional video. I hope that you try it out to discover how the eight designs are put together. Some are more difficult than others, but they all require some practice. I made the classic pumpkin cupcakes and all butter buttercream (because the cream cheese frosting will not keep its shape similarly.) If you’ve made one of these for your autumn gatherings or Thanksgiving, please share them with us through Instagram so that I can be able to see your recipes! Just tag @thecakeblog or use #thecakeblog. I can’t wait to see what you can do with this!

a tutorial written by the actress Carrie Sellman


  • Pumpkin Cupcakes or any other cupcake of your choice
  • Buttercream Frosting of your choice
  • Soft gel paste food color (red, yellow, brown, green, and black)
  • Piping Bags
  • Couplers
  • Piping Tip #104
  • Piping Tip #352
  • Piping Tip #3
  • Piping Tip #867
  • Piping Tip 1A
  • Piping Tip 1M
  • Miniature tapered head offset spatula

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