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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Check Out My New Digi Cupcake Wrappers and a YUMMY Recipe for Pumpkin Walnut Cupcakes With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting!

Good morning everyone!

Today, I have something a little different to share.
I have created some digital Fall Cupcake Wrappers that are available for instant download, starting today for just $3.00 at Clear Dollar Stamps!
Hubby really likes this set. Not because he is into pretty cupcake wrappers, but because he is into yummy cupcakes! :) Oh the sacrifices we crafters make for photo shoots! :)

Here is what I whipped up....

This is what the set looks like. Simply print, cut, decorate if you would like, and viola...you have a beautiful Fall cupcake presentation!

I used both regular and scalloped scissors to cut the top edges and decorated with Stickles and Perfect Pearls.

Here is a close up shot of the scrumptious cupcakes that I made for the photos.
They are super moist and sooooo delicious!

Is your mouth watering yet? :)

Here's the recipe.
Pumpkin Walnut Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting.


  • 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, at room temperature 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • large eggs 
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla 
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Orange cream cheese frosting (recipe follows)
  • Candy sprinkles (optional)


  • 1. In a bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add pumpkin and vanilla and beat until well blended (mixture will look separated at this point).
  • 2. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Stir half the flour mixture into pumpkin mixture. Stir in milk just until blended. Add remaining flour mixture and stir just until incorporated. Spoon batter equally into 12 muffin cups (1/3-cup capacity; cups should be about 3/4 full) lined with paper baking cups.
  • 3. Bake in a 350° regular or convection oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed in the center and a wooden skewer inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pans on racks for 5 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans and set on racks to cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  • 4. Spoon orange cream cheese frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a 3/4-inch star tip and pipe onto tops of cupcakes, or spread on cupcakes with a knife. Decorate with candy sprinkles, if desired.
  • Orange cream cheese frosting: In a bowl, with a mixer on low speed, beat 4 ounces cream cheese and 6 tablespoons butter, both at room temperature, until well blended. Beat in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon finely minced orange peel, and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon orange extract until smooth.
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  • Hope you have enjoyed my post today!
  • I would love to know what you think about my cupcake wrappers.
  • Also let me know if you will be using the recipe and if you would like more like them.
  • I have lots! Years and years ago, I was a baker by trade! :)
  • Click HERE to go get your own cupcake wrappers.
  • They are super quick to make and a lot of fun to embellish. The kids would love to help too!
  • I have a super quick tutorial over @ the Clearly iStamps blog showing how easy these are to make.
  • Now....if you will please excuse me...I have a cupcake to finish eating!  :)

If you liked this recipe post, please become a Follower. I plan on adding lots of crafty things combined with yummy recipes in the near future. Look for more cupcake ring designs too! :)

True :D


Andrea said...

Hello True - those cupcakes look soooooooooooo scrumptious - I have a pumpkin that I don't know what to do with - could I use that instead of tinned pumpkin? (not sure I could get tinned pumpkin in our small town!)
And your cupcake wrappers look gorgeous too.
Love, Andrea xx

Cheryl said...

Ooooo, those cupcakes look so yummy! I will definitely be making these! Pretty wrappers, too! Thanks! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

I am here and have my bib ready.
Oh Yummy.
Love the recipe and your wrappers are wonderful to decorate and make a great impression -didn't know you were a professional baker...how fun!
Thanks for sharing I will be making them

NanaConnie said...

I know I'm going to be baking this weekend. That recipe has me drooling already! I love all things pumpkin and the cream cheese frosting makes it even better. Mmmmmm. Going to go check out the cupcake wrappers right now. :-D

Dell said...

Followed the link from 2Peas. Thanks for sharing. The wrappers look very nice... and the recipe looks devine!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are soo cute. Thank for sharing the recipe.

Christy Beans said...

Forget the wrappers - how about an instant download of one of those cupcakes?! LOL The wrappers are pretty and I love the scalloped edge especially. Look forward to more creations - both edible and papercrafty. =)

marilynprestonn said...

True, just love your whole approach to cardmaking. Your blog looks like such a happy place. There is so much to explore and love!

I will have to try that recipe as you know by now. The wrappers are cool. Making some for Christmas time...hint, hint! Would love to have some.

Thank you, Peggy

debb said...

Yumm!!! These look delicious and I will give them a try! Yes, more recipes please! Love the cupcake wrappers- very clever and cute!

Bev Gerard said...

Sooooooo completely yummalicious, True! Darling wrappers, Ma'am! Yeah ... giggling over the "sacrifices" we make! lol

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

I absolutely LOVE the cupcake wrappers!! They are awesome. I can't wait to try this recipe. It looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.