Thursday, October 15, 2009

Martha Stewart Cupcake Club #3 : Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes


Hello Sweet Readers!

So here we are with the 3rd official installment for the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club! They are Pumpkin Patch cupcakes. This month's choice came from Kim over at What the Whisk.
Here are mine! I just love the little adorable pumpkins. They are made out of marzipan..which I also love. I discovered that I could only make three since the other bar of marzipan I had was covered in chocolate. Oh, the horror! I had to eat several bites just to soothe myself. When I bought it, I thought it was plain, but, alas, it wasn't. I guess it was meant to be that I got to enjoy a yummy chocolate treat. Oh the tough life I lead, I tell ya.

So how was the pumpkin cupcake? It was outstanding! I really liked this cupcake. I was a bit wary of it being too dense, like a pumpkin bread, but it wasn't. It was light and moist and had the perfect crumb. I think the cake flour in the recipe really made it more "cupcakey" than "bready". The spices were just right. I was actually wondering if it would be too spicy since it called for a tablespoon of ginger, among all the other spices. I nearly cut it down, but I didn't. And it was perfect. The pumpkin flavor was not lost among the spices and it left a lovely lingering pumpkin taste in my mouth.

The recipe said that it would make 32. I got 36 regular cupcakes and 28 minis. I don't overfill, obviously, but, as you could see from the photos, they are full enough, right!? Just a little crown on top. Gotta leave room for max frosting, in my opinion.

By the way, my hubby L-O-V-E-D these. He is actually quite picky about his cupcakes, and although he prefers creme brulee and chocolate chip cookies to any cupcake out there, he was mightily impressed with these. Read "mightily" as 3! Just thought I'd bring in another opionion here. :)


So if you are in the mood for your house to smell like fall and get all cozy eating one (or more) of these scrumptious treats, I highly recommend this recipe. It's in the book, and I'm not allowed to post it, but if you like cupcakes, YOU HAVE GOT TO BUY THIS BOOK! It really has tons of yummy recipes and great photos.

Be sure to go to http://mscclub.blogspot.com/ and check out all the links to the other bakers taking on this fun challenge! And get your pumpkin ready!

14 comments:

marthaandme said...

I loved these. I admit I overfilled my cupcakes! I want to get these things done in one batch. I have 2 muffin pans which makes 24, so mine were definitely overfilled. They were really delicious though. Yours are so pretty. I didn't do the marzipan.

Smeeeff said...

Wow! So wonderful!!

Kim said...

Your cupcakes look terrific. I love the little pumpkins. These really did make the house smell fantastic. I'm glad they were a hit. Thanks for baking along with me this month.

my little cupcake said...

your cupcakes look amazing and your photos are so lovely...i love the leaves, very nice touch!

elledee said...

Love Martha! Look at her version of the jack-o-lantern: http://glammed.blogspot.com/2009/10/very-martha-halloween.html

The Fancy Lady said...

love these i need to get crackin on uploading mine

k.a.r.e.n said...

Your cupcakes look awesome, from the cake to the lil pumpkin to the perfect looking frosting!

Megan said...

These look amazing! Your marzipan pumpkins (and leaves, which I struggled with) are adorable!

Judy said...

BEAUTIFUL! you did a wonderful job on these!

lakegirl said...

These are beautiful! I thought they were so good, loved the texture.

Nina said...

WOW. so pretty!

june said...

Deliciously adorable!!! I love your pipework and your pumpkins are perfect! I panicked at the thought of that much ginger too, so I held back (and doubled up on cinnamon) - I haven't tried 'em yet, but now I'm wishing I hadn't wimped out! x

SUGAR B said...

Lisa! I love your cupcakes! You made the marzipan pumpkins! They look great!

Thanks for baking with us! Your baking enthusiasm is contagious!

Professor Gal said...

Your marzipan pumpkins are darling. I'm so sorry to hear you had to eat chocolate covered marzipan. The sacrifices we make as bakers!

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