Autumn Cupcakes

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These autumn cupcakes are delicious and beautiful to look at too. They look as if a lot of effort went into making them…but fortunately the are fun & easy to make in no time flat!

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Grab a white cake mix and prepare according to the package directions. Place 1/2 of the cake batter in a separate bowl and mix in orange food coloring. Layer the batter in your lined cupcake tin, alternating between colors.

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Bake according to package directions & let cool.

I placed the entire tin in the freezer for a quick cool down.

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I could eat them just like this, without any frosting! They are so moist and spongy!

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For a quick frosting I didn’t use frosting at all. I mixed up a package of Dream Whip, put it in a frosting bag with a wide tip and quickly swirled a generous amount on the top. Sprinkle cinnamon over the dream whip to make it all pretty!

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And that’s it…done…oh one last thing, eat a cupcake just to make sure they taste good before you give them to your family!

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We absolutely devoured these, one dozen ate in a day!

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  1. I bet kids love to bite into them and seeing the different colors….Nice. Welcome to fall.
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  2. I’m not a frosting girl, (I know…weird), so I’m glad to know these are tasty without it!
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  3. Oh my goodness – how fun are these cupcakes! I love your photos of them too. I love recipes where it looks complicated, but actually its not that bad. Definitely going to try these out soon! They’re on my “to do” list. :)
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  4. Those looks absolutely amazing. Hi New Multi follower from the hop! Hope you can hop by my site and return the love!

  5. Wow – those look fabulous!! I plan on making pumpkin spiced muffins today… and I think I’m going to have to had some frosting. Have a great day!

  6. How cute!
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  7. These look awesome, and delicious! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

  8. Such pretty little cup cakes. Your photos make them look like art. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at
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  9. I was looking for some creative way to create a fun cupcake for my teenage daughters who are having a Halloween party. They did not want something to kiddie. These are a perfect solution. Visiting from Blissful and Domestic!
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  10. They look so pretty. great idea to layer colours. They look very autumny.
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  11. Oh wow these look beautiful!!!! And I’m sure they are delicious too! Perfect for fall!

  12. How cute is this idea! They sorta remind me of candy corn!!!! I love all your creativity! Thanks for sharing your sweet fall treats at ON THE MENU MONDAY!
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  13. They look so pretty!
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  14. That looks DELSIH! I would love for you to post it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase as well. Just follow the link to the post. :)

  15. Hi Sarah! Love your autumn cupcakes! I am a cupcake fanatic and I am all about simple recipes.
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  16. Love this idea with food coloring and the whipped topping – WOW!
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  17. These look delicious! Newest follower – found you on the Eye Heart Anything blog hop!
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  18. These look very yummy and pretty! Thanks so much for sharing on “I Gotta Try That Monday”

  19. These cupcakes are cute and easy. Love them! I found you from Mix It Up Monday Blog hop. I look forward to following you. I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me. Blessings Always, Diane Roark

  20. Look amazing, pinned to 2 of my boards! MMM!
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  21. They look amazing, can’t wait to make them. Please stop by my blog too.
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  22. These look so good!

  23. Sarah, they simply look divine!!! YUM!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!
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  24. You are just the most amazing person! I wish I was your neighbor so I could come over and steal some of these:)

    Thank you for linking up at Whimsy Wednesdays with The NY Melrose Family and Smart! School {House}

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}
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  25. Scrumptious looking! Great photos too, come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this recipe with us.

  26. Oooo yum! I hope you will stop by and link up at my All Things Fall Party!

  27. Thank you so much for linking up with Link Up and Spook On!
    You have a beautiful blog and I am now a follower. ;0
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  28. I love the bright orange of the cupcakes!
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  29. These are beautiful and look like they taste fantastic!
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  30. Those look beyond yummy! Send a few my way!;)
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  31. Yum, those sounds absolutely divine! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
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  32. I absolutely love cupcakes! For me they are easier than cakes and great for sharing (if there are any left).
    Your fall cupcakes look amazing!
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  33. These are so beautiful! I love the marbled coloring. I’m hosting a one-time fall food link party today, we’d love to see you there! I’m happy to have found your blog, I’ll be back!
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  34. These cupcakes look wonderful and so fun and colorful. I’m with you, I would use the whip rather than frosting. Yumm.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  35. Sneaky! They look a lot harder to make than they are. Thanks for linking up! So excited to have co-hosted with SPARK today! LOVD tidings, Lilly
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  36. Very cute cupcakes and look delicious! Thank You for linking up to In The Kitchen Thursdays! Your photos are amazing!!!!

    Happy Autumn,
    Art By ASM
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  37. These look scrumptious and the presentation is lovely! Thank you for sharing!
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  38. such an effective but simple idea!

    smiles to you.

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  39. Hi Sarah…so nice to see you around again…these DO look very pretty…and I’m sure they taste delish too…love that it’s so simple that helps your baking challenged friend over here….;) thanks again and talk to you soon…xo
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  40. Absolutely mouthwatering!!!
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  41. yummy, welcome fall! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday favorite things hop. Big hugs!
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  42. These look delicious!! I can’t wait to try them.
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  43. looks yummy gonna have to try these

  44. cupcakes are one of my favorite things!
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  45. I am all about easy & perfect even for kids class parties. Thanks for sharing how to.
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  46. Sweet Lord! These look so good. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
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  47. Taste testing before letting the family at them is the cook’s most important job ;-) Look very autumn-y! Thanks for sharing on Busy Monday! recently posted..Saturday Share – ParentingMy Profile

  48. First time visiting! Cant wait to pin this and try it AND to look around more!

  49. So fun!! I love the color of them. :) Thanks so much for sharing at Romance on a dime’s linky party!! Pinning this.
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  50. Why oh why do I go to linky parties when I am hungry! I just want to reach through my screen and eat this right away. I’d love to have you join my PIN MEme Linky Party because this is very Pin Worthy! I’m going to pin it now!

    Diana Rambles
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  51. These are so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing them at Project Queen’s Link Party!
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  52. Great idea! Just dreamed about cupcakes last night and then I see these on the party! I must be destined to make cupcakes this week. Thanks for the inspiration! ;)
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  53. These look delish and I love the color combo! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.
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  54. I would love to try one :)
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  55. These cupcakes are adorable! I will have to remember that tip to use the Dream Whip for frosting-it looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Gettin’ Krafty!
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  56. I see making these with a dollap of canned pumpkin instead of the food coloring. NOM
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  57. Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you’ll be back this week with more!

  58. Sarah,
    I love cupcakes with different colors in them. These are so festive. I will have to make some this weekend. What is dream whip though?
    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  59. These are gorgeous. I’m featuring them on the All Star Block Party. Head on over and grab your button!
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  60. Hi Sarah,
    These are so cute. They really look like they are going to be more work. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
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  61. Yum!! These look delicious and are so cute!! Pinned to my boards to try at our house :)
    Thanks so much for linking these up to Artsy Corner. Excited to see what you share with us this week! Keep up the amazing work.
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  62. Oh my, I’m pretty sure a little drool trickled down my chin when I saw your beautiful photo. These cupcakes look so wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust. You’re such a favorite!

    Warmly, Michelle
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  63. Those look just delicious!! Nice photos. Thanks for linking it up to our 31 days of fright link up party!

    Ms. Morgan
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  64. Amy@MahliMoo says:

    Omg! Yum

    Thanks for linking up to totally Pinworthy
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  65. Hi Sarah, Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured over at Share It One More Time…actually twice…I hope you can join the party again this week.
    Thank you
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  66. Thanks for linking up at The Chic Geek, you are one of my featured links! Stop by to grab your featured button :-)

    Have a lovely weekend!
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  67. I have a special Halloween spotlight running today and I’ve featured your project.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation at homework.
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  68. HI! I’m Bella from ArahBellas. You linked these up on my SPARK party and I loved them! I’m a baker and can’t stop searching for new things to try. Anyway, I featured these on my blog. Feel free to grab an I’ve been featured button :) Thank you so much for linking up, hope to see you again soon!
    - Bella
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