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Holiday Cupcakes | Thanksgiving Pies

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I’ve made some pretty cute cupcakes before, but these holiday cupcakes came out adorable πŸ™‚

holiday cupcakes

Hey guys! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the beginning of this holiday season.

Because I bake all sorts of yummy desserts, it’s no surprise to me that my family asked me to make cupcakes for this thanksgiving. I’m not quite sure where I got the idea to make cupcakes that look like different pies, but I am so happy that these holiday cupcakes came out looking somewhat like the real deal!

If you would like to have a go at making these holiday cupcakes, here are my step by step instructions.

** Here’s a helpful tip for before you start to decorate the cupcakes-

Level the cupcakes so the tops are flat and don’t have a hump πŸ™‚

If you are looking for a buttercream recipe that will wow all of your guests, check out my recipe here (American Buttercream)

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

  1. Using a spatula, spread orange frosting on top of the cupcake
  2. Using piping tip #104 (petal tip) pipe the outer edge of the cupcake with tan frosting to look like the crust. The wide part of the tip should be facing out. I used a small round tip for the zig-zag detail
  3. With an open star tip (I used #21) pipe swirls on top with white frosting

Chocolate Pie Cupcakes

These are made basically the same as the pumpkin pie cupcakes

  1. Using a spatula, spread brown frosting on top of the cupcake
  2. Using piping tip #104 (petal tip) pipe the outer edge of the cupcake with tan frosting to look like the crust. The wide part of the tip should be facing out. I used a small round tip for the added detail
  3. With an open star tip (I used #21) pipe a swirl in the center with white frosting
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Cherry Pie Cupcakes

  1. Using a round piping tip (I used a #12) pipe little balls (the cherries) with red frosting on the top of the cupcake
  2. Next, pipe lines covering the cherries in a grid fashion. I used a smaller round piping tip (#5)
  3. With the same piping tip you used for the cherries, pipe “beads” as the crust using the tan frosting

Apple Pie Cupcakes

  1. Basketweave the entire top of the cupcakes using tip #47 using the tan frosting
  2. For the crust, using the same tan frosting pipe “beads” with a round piping tip (I used a #12)
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I just love the way that these holiday cupcakes came out!

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holiday cupcakes

If you try to make these holiday pie cupcakes, leave a picture in the comments or tag me if you post a picture to your social media @thepleasantbaker

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