Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
by Angie Barrett October-07-2012
- 2 boxes French Vanilla Cake Mix
- 24 oz Orange Soda
- 4 egg whites
For Cupcake Icing: (Or you can use store bought)
- 1 cup butter
- 8 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 8 oz Cream cheese
- 4 tablespoons heavy cream
For Toppers:Orange Candy PumpkinsGreen tinted icingOrange sanding sugar (optional)Green icing (green food coloring mixed with icing)
For Cupcakes:Pre-heat oven to 325F.In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, orange soda and egg whites.Line a muffin/cupcake tin with paper liners. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full of batter. This batter doesn't rise very much so you may be able to fill them a little more. Bake at 325F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
For Cupcake Icing:Cream butter in the bowl of a mixer. Add cream cheese and mix well. Slowly add powdered sugar while mixing. Add vanilla and heavy cream and mix until combined.For my cupcake icing, I used a piping bag, fitted with a 2D Drop Flower Decorating Tip and swirled.
For Cupcake Toppers:Make a little bit of green icing with green food coloring and some of the icing mixed together. Pipe a tiny circle of green icing onto the center of the frosted cupcake.Place candy pumpkin on the circle. Pipe green vines onto the cupcake. Sprinkle with orange sanding sugars.
Yield: 24 Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes