28 October 2013

pumpkin cupcakes (garnish by my daughter Esperanza)



For Halloween always make  some recipes   and this year I find this pumpkin cupcakes in  Joy of Baking, a really good recipe, and I think  make something like little pumpkin and  bought marzipan because I love works with it.
Anyway when daugther saw I was making these cupcakes she asks if she can decorate and I say yes of course (I had a really hard week... and still) and you can look what she made, she is really an artist, love paint, draw and love play doh :)
I notice she work  marzipan like play doh ha! and she say yes!
I know Im her Mom but  really I think look perfect!!
Here you can find a site have similar pumpkins with marzipan,
really pretty!



Ingredients
 1 1/2 cups all pupose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup (113 grams )butter room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (200 grams) pumpkin puree

Cream cheese frosting
1 package cream cheese room temperature
3 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups icing sugar sifted

Marzipan decoration
 
Marzipan (about 200 grams)
orange food coloring (gel type) * found at cake supply stores
toothpicks
whole cloves (or chocolate jimmies

Method

Preheat oven to 180°c.
Line 12 muffins cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, sift together the fllour, baking poder,baking soda, ground spices and salt.
In the bowl of a electric mixer or with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffye.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. With the  mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixure and pumpkin puree in three additions, begining and ending with the flour mixture.

 Fill the muffin cups evenly with the batter using and ice cream scoop. Place in the oven and bake for about 18 to 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the cupcakes come out clean, Place on a wire rack to cool.

Cream cheese frosting

In the bowl of your electric mixer or with a hand mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the butter and beat until incorporated and smooth. Add the vanilla extract and confectioners sugar and beat until fluffy (2-3 minutes) Pipe or spread the frosting on the cupcakes.
 
 



 
 
 




En Español
Cupcakes de zapallo para Halloween
(adornados por mi hija Esperanza)











97 comments:

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    1. Tell Espy she did a wonderful job. :)

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    2. Thanks Betsy. I will tell her:)
      She loves make these things, the same for Christmas! I think she enjoyed!!

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    3. Do you ever call her Espy? Espie?

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    4. We say ESPE (from Esperanza) ha! she say herself Im Espe!

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    5. ok...you just spell it different. I like it! :)

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    6. I told her you like these ands she is glad!

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  2. Well done, Esperanza! She is so talented.

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    1. I told her you like Zoe and she was happy!

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  3. I love pumpkins and I love cupcakes therefore I would LOVE these :)

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    1. Thanks Keith I think you would love!

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  4. Gorgeous Gloria! lovely pumpkins and your daughter did a fabulous job!
    Mary x

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  5. haha cute food at your sea, very creative of thee

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    1. haha thanks I think are really cute too!

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  6. Plenty to be proud about with your daughter Gloria. She is very talented.

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    1. Thanks Im proud! You know she make lovely draws too! and paint!xo

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  7. What darling Pumpkin Cupcakes Gloria. Your daughter did an awesome job of making those marzipan pumpkins. You must be so proud of your budding artist:) She did GREAT!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Gloria...

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    1. yes Im really proud but I think she ha an absolutely natural talent dear Louise because always make amazing things! xo

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    2. It's wonderful that you encourage that talent, Gloria, keep up the good work!

      P.S. I knew you loved books not only from your blog but from your Pinterest too:)

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    3. os true I have this board "Only to book lovers...." Is more famous tan my récipes lol!

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  8. Gloria, I think that Esperanza's cupcake decorations are about perfect! They really look great... She is very talented! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks David, she Works so well but make them with love too.
      I think look really cute!!!!

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  9. just beautiful, she did such a good job!

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  10. Gloria, Espe did a fabulous job on the decorations; such beautiful cupcakes for Halloween!

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  11. They're so beautiful! She's so talented!

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  12. Darling Gloria, the cupcakes sound amazing and your daughter is indeed an artist!

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  13. Ooooh Gloria you and Esperanza (such a beautiful name btw) did a wonderful job on these cupcakes...they're absolutely darling and festive!! :D

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    1. P.S. I love the witch sneaking in between ;)

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    2. Hehe Tammy you saw! She put her witch there!!
      She id cute:)

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    3. Yes I think her name is beautiful but she like we call het Espe lol

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  14. Wow, Gloria. Your daughter is very talented! These are beautiful. I popped over from Betsy's blog.

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    1. Thanks Suza I saw you always in Betsy's blog:))

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  15. Gloria: The cupcakes are beautifully delicious! Esperanza is very talented. I love her name.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  16. I love the cupcakes, perfect for Halloween. Also your daughter is really talented, the cupcakes are decorated so beautifully!!

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  17. Your cupcakes looks beautiful! Your daughter has done a great job with the decorating! It looks wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Joyce, yes she work a lot! :)

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  18. Wow fantastic! Esperanza is really talented!

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    1. Thanks Alessandra she loves make these cupcakes:)

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  19. I made exactly the same cupcakes a couple of days ago!! But they were not so beautiful :-(

    :-) Hope you like Italian Cuisine! Come to visit us :-)

    apuliacooking.blogspot.com

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    1. Grazie Stefanía ! of course I love italian food many times I make italian récipes and I have a label:Italian food lol

      Of course I will visit you soon!

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  20. Your daughter is as talented as you in the kitchen! I really like the decoration. Beautiful cupcakes Gloria!

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    1. Thanks Alida she love helps me especially in these things!! :)

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  21. Wow such beautifully decorated cupcakes. Well done to your daughter!

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    1. Thanks Mich she loves work with marzipan!
      Anyway Im sure she made s better work that I would be made!

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  22. Congrats to both of you for these lovely cupcakes!
    Kisses,dear!

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  23. Well, as long as she didn't use real Play-Doh...

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    1. thanks's God, but marzipan is really similar, anyway I think are really cute!!

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    2. and she work so much Silver:)

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    3. Yeah, you can tell. They came out really nice!

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  24. Que ricas estas magdalenas Gloria!! y que decir de la decoración, Esperanza es una verdadera artista. Felicitaciones a las dos. Besos

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  25. Gracias amiga, ella trabajó mucho pero lo disfrutó!! besos

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  26. nice....she did so good decorating these....very cute...
    my wife makes a pumpkin cookie...i am not a fan of pumpkin pie...its a texture thing...
    but i would def try these...

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  27. Thanks Brian yes she loves make these! I love pumpkin!! I love but not all but love with spices!!
    xo

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  28. these are adorable she did such a great job

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    1. Thanks dear Rebecca, you made something of Halloween to the Little?

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  29. Your daughter is very talented and creative. Cupcakes look perfect and so cute!

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  30. Wow Gloria, your daughters garnish looks amazing! :)

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    1. Thanks Az I was in your site rigth now! xo

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  31. Très jolis. Bravo!!!
    A bientôt

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  32. Gloria te han quedado divinos!!!

    Mil besos.

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  33. Your daughter did such a great job! Your cupcakes look delicious, yum :)

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  34. What a perfect decoration!!
    Happy Halloween to you and to your doughter

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    1. Thanks Manu, yes she made a good work and she love make this!

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  35. Gloria, que rico pero el aplauso máximo se lo lleva tu hija, la decoración esta increíble, realmente toda una artista. Muchos cariños

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    1. Estoy de acierdo Claudia, casi s+olo hice los cakes ell los decoró! el mérito es de ella!

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  36. OMG these are absolutely perfect! You did such an incredible job decorating these. I can only imagine the looks on everyone's face when they saw these. You're quite the artist!

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    1. Thanks Vivky but like I said in the post my daugther garnish all these! and she really is an artista! :)

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  37. These are absolutely the cutest!!

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  38. Gloria, those look awesome! Your daughter did a fantastic job on the pumpkins and leaves! So talented!!! I wish I could eat one!!!
    xo Kris

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  39. Are delicious :) yes I think Esperanza is an artista she love paint and make these things!!xo

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  40. You and your daughter is a great team!!! Really beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Nami really think Esperanza make the best!

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  41. Wow Gloria, these are so beautifully decorated! You have a very talented daughter :)

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    1. Thanks Hazel, yes she is talented and love these Works!

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  42. So cute Gloria! Esperanza is very talented. Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks dear! yes she really is:) Happy Halloween dear Marie!!

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  43. wow Gloria, sono bellissimi :)
    Esperanza ha molto talento, complimenti e un bacio a te e a Esperanza.

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  44. those little marzipan pumpkins are stunning, Gloria Dear, your daughter did amazing job!

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  45. Your daughter is so talented, Gloria! She did a beautiful job with these cupcakes!!

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  46. They are absolutely beautiful. Well done, Gloria.

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