Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

I think that these Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes are just so adorable – and they are very simple to make!

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Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

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Yesterday, I shared how to make some really cool looking cauldron cupcakes with you guys, and they are super simple to put together. Today I have another easy peasy Halloween cupcake idea for you – Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes!

Aren’t they cute?

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes You can use your favorite cake recipe to make these, but I kept it super simple with mine & used a chocolate cake mix. A devil’s food cake mix at that… the name is kinda halloween-y after all. A carrot cake, or spice cake – or carrot-pumpkin cake would be great too. I did make a homemade frosting for them though, my personal favorite one at that – Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting. Oh… it’s good. It’s the perfect blend of creamy, sweet, & fluffy – it’s one of those that’s hard to describe but I assure you that it’s really delicious. Everyone who tries it raves! Dixie Crystals sugar sent me a bunch of sugar, so I had plenty to make up a nice large batch of that frosting. It’s so good, I could eat a big bowl of it as a meal. My dentist probably would suggest against that though… 😉 Any guesses as to what the ‘hay’ is on top of the cupcakes? Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

The hay is chopped up Shredded Wheat cereal sprinkled on top! Then, it’s just dotted with a few candy pumpkins as the finishing touch. I used a little bit of frosting on the underside of them to get them to stick and it worked beautifully.  I just think these Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes are so adorable, not only perfect for Halloween but also perfect for Fall. I hope that you all enjoy them too!

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes


  • baked cupcakes - use a box caked mix or your favorite recipe
  • white frosting I used marshmallow buttercream but any one works - vanilla, buttercream, cream cheese, even store-bought
  • unfrosted shredded mini wheats cereal chopped fine to resemble hay
  • candy pumpkins


  • Frost your cupcakes with frosting. Sprinkle with chopped shredded wheat cereal. Top with candy pumpkins. To make the pumpkins stick better, dab a little bit of frosting on their undersides before adding them to the cupcakes.
Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

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