Autumn has rolled into Heidelberg and I’m excited to bake with pumpkin. The first order of business was finding and/or developing a delicious Pumpkin Cake recipe as the base for a season of deliciousness. I’ve adapted a terrific find from allrecipes.com – it’s crazy moist with plenty of flavor.
My idea was to revisit a pumpkin-shaped cake with a delightful orange-tinted cream cheese drizzle. Again, it was a failure. It was an improvement, but far from what I like producing.
The upside, today was definitely a Test Kitchen day and that’s fine by me. I’m still trying new techniques and learning all the time.
I believe I’ve dialed in the cream cheese frosting on this one… and love the orange tint. I’m very happy with results of the cupcakes; they look quite charming with a flavor to match.
This will be a good base to jump off into cupcake autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving designs – I can’t wait to try some of these ideas when I visit our oldest daughter next month. We’re going to have some fun times when The Sugary Shrink Goes to Utah! (That almost reads like a Nancy Drew title.)
I’m really diggin’ the way my Fiesta Ware 15″ Persimmon Jack-O-Lantern platter looks sitting on top of an upturned $2 wire candy basket. They’re perfect together. Though I think it’s still early for Halloween decorations, some people just can’t wait. Go ahead and be Boo!tastic.