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Autumn Leaves Cupcakes Recipe

Autumn Leaves Cupcakes Recipe

Miniature leaf-shaped cookie cutters make it easy to create this autumn leaves scene atop any one of your favorite cupcake recipes. —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) caramel frosting or frosting of your choice
  • Cupcakes of your choice
  • Spiced gumdrops


  • 1. Frost cupcakes. Roll out gumdrops to 1/8-in. thickness; cut out with 1-in. to 1-1/2-in. leaf-shaped cookie cutters. Pile leaves on cupcakes as desired. Yield: varies.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Autumn Leaves Cupcakes

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

"Very easy and they look beautiful. Everyone oohed and ahhhhed when they saw them. I'm going to use this easy decorating idea for flowers too."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"So cute! Thinking I may try cutting fruit roll-ups for the leaves."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Keep plenty of sugar nearby and sprinkle it on the gumdrops every few passes with the rolling pin."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Great for our bake sale - everyone loved them!"

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2012

"I thought this was such a beautiful and simple idea. I followed the very simple instructions and had excellent results. To get the multi-colored leaves, press together two or three different colored gumdrops and roll. You can re-roll out the scraps to get even more. What a great idea, thanks!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"If you can not figure out how to do the gumdrops there is a video called Gumdrop Garnishes in the video section."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"I'm trying to rate this recipe and it won't let me change the Star rating. I would give it a one or a zero. This isn't really a recipe for cupcakes, it's for the topping.

There is no easy way I can see to roll out gumdrops. It was not explained. I tried to roll them out from the bag and again after trying to soften in the microwave (tried after different amounts of time). Nothing worked except eventually they got too sticky! Maybe attaching a video or much more detailed instructions would work. They looked cute and I would have loved them to work."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"These turned out beautiful! Worth the extra time to make."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"Really cute!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"I made this recipe for a family get-together and they vanished so fast, I was shocked. I would definitely do this one again."

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