One of my favorite things about fall is our yearly trip to the local pumpkin patch. When it comes to selecting pumpkins to take home I can be really picky! Some are purely decorative (for the front porch), some are for carving spooky jack-o-lantern faces, and others are destined for pies. I can spend hours looking for just the right specimens for our many purposes.
This cake is very much like going to a pumpkin patch– in miniature! It’s decorated with mini cupcakes frosted to look like little pumpkins, so guests can get interactive and choose their own pumpkin. Little kids will appreciate the playfulness of the mini cupcakes, and adults will appreciate a more substantial after-dinner slice.
First, line a mini cupcake tin with nine paper liners. Also, grease and flour a 9x9-inch square baking pan.