Pumpkintown

Exciting things are happening in my house! Last weekend, I went out on a limb and got a vendor booth at the downtown Fall festival, Pumpkintown. I SOLD OUT!!! Holy cow! I still can’t believe it! The booth looked beautiful thanks to Kathy at ShinDigs Event Decorating. Cupcakes always need a pretty display! Plus my amazing husband helped me get ready and work my booth. I’m so lucky! Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by and bought a cupcake! I truly appreciate your support. Also, a word of welcome to those of you who discovered me at Pumpkintown. If you didn’t make it in time to buy one this time, you can always place an order.
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My sister-in-law and her husband trying a cupcake 🙂
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My husband and I
I started thinking of Fall inspired flavors a few months ago and came up with these:
Grandmother Betty’s Pumpkin Cupcake
This is my grandmother’s recipe for pumpkin bread, but baked into a cupcake shape. Let’s be honest. The bread is just cake in a loaf form anyway. I love this bread so much! It’s been a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas as long as I can remember and it just smells like Fall with the nutmeg and cinnamon. Since it needed a topping to be called a cupcake, I decided to add a simple cream cheese icing and garnish it with chopped pecans.
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Apple Pie Cupcake
I tried this one out a few weeks ago. You can read about it here. I stuck with the apple pie filling and brown sugar and cinnamon buttercream icing. These sold like hotcakes despite the boy scouts selling actual apple pies right across the street!
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Sherry’s Strawberry Cupcake
My mother-in-law, Sherry, makes the best strawberry cake ever. I purposefully didn’t volunteer to make a cake for our last family birthday because I wanted to eat her cake instead. After quizzing her on technique, I think I can get a pretty close replica. It’s a dense cake with real strawberries, but it’s so moist and flavorful. Like her, I topped it with a cream cheese icing.
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This is another recipe I tried a few weeks ago for a friend’s birthday. I wanted something unique and that would catch your eye and it was prefect. Everyone who tried it loved it. It’s a great warm, spice flavor with the orange cream cheese bringing out the citrus.
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