In honor of Thanksgiving coming up, I've got a yummy new pumpkin spice recipe for you! I admit it, I've shied away from pumpkin in the past, since I, you know, hate pumpkin pie (cough, cough...) But I realized that I was missing out on a whole delicious world just because of a texture problem! So I've been trying to embrace pumpkin more. And these cupcakes are the results!
PUMPKIN SPICE CUPCAKE WITH PECAN STREUSEL TOPPING
2 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pie spice
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
1/2 C cream
2 tsp vanilla
1 C packed brown sugar
1 C sugar
1/2 C butter, room temp
3 eggs, room temp
6 T sugar
6 T flour
1/2 T water
1 tsp cinnamon
4 T butter
1/4 - 1/2 C chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350. Add cupcake liners to a cupcake pan.
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, pie spice and pumpkin pie spice together. Set aside.
Combine pumpkin puree, cream, and vanilla in a bowl. Set aside.
I love fall! I love fall so much, it gets my crafty juices flowing and I can't help but MAKE ALL THE THINGS. So although I'm neck deep in sewing costumes right now (oof, seriously, why do I let them pick their own costumes?!) I took some time to craft a few pumpkins.
These guys are fake pumpkins, because I really wanted them to last. But you could mod podge real pumpkins too, I've done it before.
Also, these guys are indoor decorations, so I used regular mod podge on them. If you want to make tissue paper pumpkins to go outside, you should use outdoor mod podge.
Tissue paper pumpkins are so easy to make. Really. All you do is decide on a design, cut the tissue paper, put the mod podge on the pumpkin, and place the tissue paper on, pressing down gently and carefully so it doesn't tear.
Hubby made this guy by weaving strips of tissue paper. Very ambitious!
I cut out little triangles and overlapped them randomly to create this look: