Super Duper Cute Scarecrow Cupcakes Recipe

by Jenn

I don’t know about you, but I’m loving these cute Super Duper Scarecrows cupcake recipes!  What a tasty and festive treat! So much fun for a work potluck, an upcoming gathering you have coming up, or a fun cupcake recipe to share with the kids.

Cute Scarecrow Cupcakes Recipe

Alrighty then, let’s get busy making some scarecrow cupcake What do you say? Great, let’s get started.

Super Cute Scarecrow Cupcakes Recipe

Okay, before we get started, the directions are not as scary as they look.  I know they’re long, but it’s super easy stuff—just a lot of steps, but worth it!

For the butter cake cupcakes, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup of milk (at room temperature)

For the scarecrow cupcake frosting, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Shredded wheat
  • Wafer Cookies
  • 1 bag of candy corn candies

To make the royal icing, you’ll need:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • black food coloring (gel works best)

Let’s get to making the butter cake cupcakes:

  • First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cupcake pan with paper lines.
  • Combine flour, salt, and baking powder and blend well with a whisk.
  • Beat in butter and white sugar using an electric mixer until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs on at a time, beating after each addition, and stir in vanilla.
  • Gradually add half of the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture, alternately with milk. Stir all ingredients until just blended.
  • Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the lined cupcake pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20–25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the cupcake pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Let’s make the frosting:

  • Cream powder, sugar, and butter until the mixture is light and creamy.  If, for some reason, it doesn’t cream, you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  • Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down to see if the frosting stays on the spoon or falls off.  If it stays on the spoon, you’re in good shape; if not, add more powder sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, and mix well.
  • Once frosting is ready, you can place it into a pastry bag with a large tip (we used a 13-inch tip)
  • Twist the open end of the pastry bag, push the frosting to the top, and frost the cupcake edges inward to the center of the cupcake.

And now the royal icing:

  • Combine all ingredients except food coloring in a mixing bowl, mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. If the icing isn’t still enough, you’ll want to add 1/4 cup powdered sugar until stiff.
  • Add several drops of black gel food coloring to your bowl of icing, mix well, and spoon the icing into piping bags using a #2 tip.
Scarecrow Cupcakes Recipe Cute Cupcake Ideas

Putting the Scarecrow Cupcakes together:

If you need to, you can refer to the photo as an example.

  • First, pull apart shredded wheat into hay-like pieces.
  • For each cupcake, you will need 1 1/2 wafer cookies.  Cut the cookies in half to make 1 1/2 for each cupcake.
  • While the frosting is still damp, put the loose shredded wheat on top for hay hair.
  • Using a little bit of frosting, glue the full cookie and the half cookie together. Set aside.  Draw a black line using the black icing on the half of the cookie hat.
  • Place the hat (the whole cookie entirely on the frosted cupcake), covering the top half of the straw hair. Using the black royal icing, make two round dots for the eyes.
  • Then draw 4-6 lines in a half circle to make the smile. Allow the icing to dry for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Put a piece of candy corn upside down with the white point pointing down for the nose. Allow the icing to dry for about 20 minutes.

I hope you enjoy these fun scarecrow cupcakes!

Super Cute Scarecrow Cupcakes

Super Cute Scarecrow Cupcakes

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 12 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat

Ingredients

  • Butter cake cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temp)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs (at room temp)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup of milk (at room temp)
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Shredded wheat
  • Wafer Cookies
  • 1 bag of candy corn candies
  • Royal Icing:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Black food coloring (gel works best)

Instructions

Butter cake cupcakes:

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cupcake pan with paper lines.

Combine flour, salt, and baking powder and blend well with a whisk.

Beat in butter and white sugar using an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, and stir in vanilla.

Gradually add half of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternately with milk. Mix all ingredients until just blended.

Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into a lined cupcake pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20–25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool in a cupcake pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:

Cream powder, sugar, and butter until the mixture is light and creamy. If, for some reason, it doesn't cream, you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.

Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down to see if the frosting stays on the spoon or falls off. If it stays on the spoon, you're in good shape; if not, add more powder sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, and mix well.

Once frosting is ready, you can place it into a pastry bag with a large tip (we used a 13-inch tip)

Twist the open end of the pastry bag, push the frosting to the top, and frost the cupcake edges inward to the center of the cupcake.

Royal Icing:

Combine all ingredients except food coloring in a mixing bowl, mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. If the icing isn't still enough, you'll want to add 1/4 cup powdered sugar until stiff.

Add several drops of black gel food coloring to your bowl of icing, mix well, and spoon the icing into piping bags using a #2 tip.

Extra Directions You'll Need:

Refer to the picture of the cupcake for a more detailed example.

Pull apart the shredded wheat into hay-like pieces.

For each cupcake, you will need 1 1/2 wafer cookies. Cut the cookies in half to make 1 1/2 for each cupcake.

While the frosting is still damp, put the loose shredded wheat on top for hay hair.

Using a little bit of frosting, glue the whole cookie and the half cookie together. Set aside. Draw a black line using the black icing on the half of the cookie hat.

Place the hat (the whole cookie entirely on the frosted cupcake), covering the top half of the straw hair.

Using the black royal icing, make two round dots for the eyes.

Then draw 4-6 lines in a half circle to make the smile.

Allow the icing to dry for about 1-2 minutes.

Put a piece of candy corn upside down with the white point pointing down for the nose.

Allow the icing to dry for about 20 minutes.

Notes

Recipe was created for us by Krista and her amazing crew.

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15 comments

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Sally Wilsey November 24, 2015 - 5:07 pm

These are the cutest cookies I have seen in a while. I will have to make some of these with my Granddaughter.

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DJohnson November 24, 2015 - 1:56 pm

These are so cute and look tasty. I just love Wafer cookies.

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Jerry Marquardt November 24, 2015 - 12:22 am

These really do look very cute. I am making them over this weekend as I am having a get together on Saturday with a lot of kids.

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Christy DuBois November 23, 2015 - 3:29 pm

These are the cutest cupcakes. It doesn’t look that hard just time consuming but as you said worth the time. Thanks for sharing.

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Mai Tran November 23, 2015 - 12:12 am

What a cool recipe! After watching DOCTOR WHO episode of the Scarecrow, I’m a bit scared of them though.

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mary gallardo November 21, 2015 - 10:25 pm

The shredded wheat hair on the scarecrow cupcakes is such an awesome idea! These are all so great! :)

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Starla November 21, 2015 - 9:45 pm

Can I just say you come up with the cutest treats! I will definitely have to pin these. My nieces would love these! xo

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Christy Nelms Caldwell November 21, 2015 - 9:34 pm

These cupcakes are too darn adorable. And…I actually think that I could pull them off. ?

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M.Clark November 21, 2015 - 9:31 pm

The cupcakes look cute and yummy, I can’t wait to give them a try. I would also Love to try the Nutty Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies, they’re so cute! Thank you for sharing these recipes.

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Linda Manns Linneman November 21, 2015 - 7:02 pm

These are all such good ideas. So cute. I need to try some of these for my family. Thank you so much for sharing

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Amber Ludwig November 21, 2015 - 6:57 pm

Omgosh these scarecrows are too cute!! I just love them and they have my son’s favorite cookies for hats!!

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lisa November 21, 2015 - 6:33 pm

Those are cute. It took me a moment to get first time prego. I was thinking, what does pasta sauce have to do with this?

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MelanieB November 21, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Adorably cute cupcakes! Thanks for sharing

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PuffBiggly November 21, 2015 - 11:07 am

I’ve never seen these before. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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alicia szemon November 21, 2015 - 9:35 am

these are very cute cupcakes!

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