Thursday, October 15, 2009

Martha Stewart Cupcake Club: Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Whew! I barely made the deadline, but I finally finished my first Martha Stewart Cupcake Club project, pumpkin patch cupcakes. I just found out late last week that I was accepted into the online club, which I found out about through the Martha and Me Web site. I was thrilled to become a member. But I had less than a week to meet the first deadline, and I've been traveling a lot this past week - three 8-hour-plus drives across the state in the past five days. I barely had time to go grocery shopping, let alone bake. I was baking until 10 p.m. last night, and then finished the frosting tonight when I got back home tonight at 9 p.m. So I apologize for the typos and bad pictures.

Anyhow, here are my results for the pumpkin patch cupcakes from the Martha Stewart Cupcake book.
When I came home tonight, I found that my husband had already dug into the cupcakes, before I had a chance to frost them. He ate three more after I put the frosting on. I had a couple bites, too. But for me, these cupcakes are just OK. I wish they tasted a little more like pumpkin pie, instead of a gingerbread with some pumpkin added in. I thought they were a little dry, too, but that might be because I overbaked them.
Didn't make the marzipan pumpkins (I'm not even sure where to find marzipan), so I used candy pumpkins instead.
I'm excited to have reason to bake more of the beautiful cupcakes in Martha's new book. Next time, I'll try to be more prepared!


  1. welcome to the club! i used the pumpkin candy too. =)

  2. Welcome to a fun club! Hubby thought these were the best cupcakes he has ever eaten, we have been married almost 34 years so he has eaten many cupcakes! They were pretty 'gingery', but delish!

  3. Thanks for baking along with us this month!

    I definitely increased the cinnamon and nutmeg on this recipe. I also added more pumpkin puree for an extra pow. And it tasted really good!

    Looking forward to your future cupcake adventures! Woo hoo! :)

  4. Welcome to the group! Your cupcakes look wonderful and kudos to you for getting them made on short notice :)

  5. Tell your husband I'm with him: these cupcakes were just tooooo good warm from the oven to not eat some without frosting! :-)

  6. Welcome!! They look delicious :) Looking forward to baking along with you!

  7. Too bad you didn't love these, but it sounds like your husband did!!! Your cupcakes look great and I love the candy corn pumpkins on top!


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