Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes #SundaySupper

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes @bigbearswife

Do you know what my favorite color in the whole entire world is? I'll give you a hint... there is a bit of it on the blog. Did you guess? It's ORANGE!! Orange is absolutely my favorite color! I love everything about it and I love everything that is the color orange. 

Orange gummy bears (yes I do pick out only the orange ones and give Big Bear the rest), orange skittles, orange jello, orange gobstoppers, oranges, pumpkins, candy corn... well the middle of the candy corn. I do not how ever like orange soda....well not unless it's baked into oh let's say Orange cupcakes!. :) Then yes, yes I do like it.

Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes @bigbearswife

These cupakes are so fluffy and turn out to be a pretty pastel/pale orange. I just love them. Plus they only require 3 ingredients. Cake Mix, Orange Soda and Egg Whites.

Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes @bigbearswife

Now I know some people don't like to use boxed cake mix, but I am perfectly ok with using it. If you don't like boxed cake mix, your favorite white homemade cake mix will work :)

Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes @bigbearswife

These ended up being the perfect "Orange" food for my #SundaySupper post for this week. Not only did they work out perfectly for that they also will be heading to a bake sale today. My friend Nicole is hosting a bake sale today to raise money for Alzheimer's Awareness and I'm donating these to the bake sale.

Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes @bigbearswife

*fingers crossed* that they do well!

Since I sending them off to a bake sale, I had to package them up. My mom and I have been packing cupcakes in little punch cups for bake sales for probably the past 6 or so years and now I see the idea all over Pinterest haha.

Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes @bigbearswife

But it is a good way to store them and sell them. I normally include a spoon or fork in the bag, so that whoever buys it doesn't even have to take it out of the cup to eat it. 

Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes @bigbearswife

So just slide a cupcake into a tall cellophane bag, add a fork or spoon to it, tie with ribbon :)

(Printable Recipe Here)

Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

For Cupcakes:

  • 2 boxes French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 24 oz Orange Soda
  • 4 egg whites
For Cupcake Icing: (Or you can use store bought)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream

For Toppers:

  • Orange Candy Pumpkins
  • Green tinted icing
  • Orange sanding sugar (optional)
  • Green icing (green food coloring mixed with icing)

For Cupcakes:Pre-heat oven to 325F.In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, orange soda and egg whites.Line a muffin/cupcake tin with paper liners. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full of batter. This batter doesn't rise very much so you may be able to fill them a little more. Bake at 325F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
For Cupcake Icing:Cream butter in the bowl of a mixer. Add cream cheese and mix well. Slowly add powdered sugar while mixing. Add vanilla and heavy cream and mix until combined.For my cupcake icing, I used a piping bag, fitted with a 2D Drop Flower Decorating Tip and swirled.
For Cupcake Toppers:Make a little bit of green icing with green food coloring and some of the icing mixed together. Pipe a tiny circle of green icing onto the center of the frosted cupcake.Place candy pumpkin on the circle. Pipe green vines onto the cupcake. Sprinkle with orange sanding sugars. 
Yield: 24 Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes @bigbearswife


Join us this week Around the Family Table for #SundaySupper!  That fun starts at 3pm EST with these fabulous recipes being showcased and ends with our #SundaySupper live chat at 7pm EST. 

Our theme this week is "All Things Orange"
Host by Pam from The Melt Aways

Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)
Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes
Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze
Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs
Kris from In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene is bringing Sweet Potato Pancakes
Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade
Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts
Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter
Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing
High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)
Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup
Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup
Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans
Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup
Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup
Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad
Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup
Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup
Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup
Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad
Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)
Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli
Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey
Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers
Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle
Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters
Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds
Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew
Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken
Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew
Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar 
Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Valerie from Val’s Food and Or Art made Double Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash
By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)
Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce
Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles
Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa
Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread
Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole
Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls
Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise
Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze
Brie from Brie’s Bites is bringing Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake
Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread
Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake
Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip
Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread
Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches
Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies
Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies
Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze
Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries
That’s fifty nine awesome dishes this week!

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