Saturday, September 17, 2011

Candy Corn Toes and Pumpkin Cupcakes

I saw these on Pinterest and had to try them!

I did my toes though :)  I can't seem to like painting my fingernails.  They just chip and piss me off.  I do ALWAYS have my toes painted though!

Plus, today I made pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream die for delicious!!

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Frosting
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp nutmeg

mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl

4 eggs (at room temperature)
1 can pumpkin (15 oz)
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
1 c oil

mix all above ingredients and fold in dry ingredients

pour into muffin tins (I use muffin cups too.)  fill 2/3 full.
bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (I do 25 minutes)

Maple Cream Frosting
8 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
3 tbsp butter (at room temperature)
1/4 tsp maple extract (it's like vanilla and located near it at the store)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c powdered sugar

mix all ingredients except powdered sugar, fold in powdered sugar 

allow cupcakes to cool before frosting....unless you're like me then wait until they are warm and not hot :)  

These are so good you will thank me for introducing them to you or curses me for doing so....yum!

I think I originally got the recipe from House Beautiful! :)

-Make your life beautiful!


  1. I must attempt a momnivore version of your frosting. We are all about the natural sugars here...maple being at the top of the list. Fun toes, BTW.

    Thanks for stopping by the Halloween Link Party @ momnivore's dilemma..

    Pinning you to my Halloween board as well over at the pinterest...

  2. i so heart those toes. can't wait to do that to mine!

  3. Your toes are so cute! I wear flip flops year round in San Diego and I think this is such a great idea. I'm over from the DIY Show.


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