Halloween pumpkin cupcake topper

There's nothing scary when it comes to making these super-cute pumpkin cupcake toppers!

Brought to you by Lady Berry Cupcakes

Halloween themed? Check. Pumpkin-shaped? Check. Absolutely adorable? Check! These pumpkin cupcake toppers will make the cutest centrepiece at any Halloween party this spook season, and they couldn't be more straightforward to make with this brilliant tutorial from Farley Berry of Lady Berry Cupcakes. After all, who said all pumpkins have to be orange?!


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You will need

To decorate:

  • Cupcakes (baked, cooled)
  • Buttercream ((won't be visible))
  • Sugarpaste (orange, green, brown)
  • Edible glue or water


  • Basic decorating toolkit
  • Leaf plunger cutter
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutter circular set
  • water/glue brush


Cover your cupcake with a dome of buttercream using a palette knife.
Using the straight edge of a 9cm (3.5in) cookie cutter, cut out anorange disk of sugarpaste.
Cover the buttercream with the sugarpaste disc and attach it by smoothing over the top with your hand.
Using a ball tool, gently make a hollow in the centre, as pictured. Be careful not to press too hard!
Using a spike tool, make 8 lines from the centre, towards the edge of the cupcake, to create the pumpkin creases.
Using a little brown and orange edible dust and a dry brush, dust in the creases to highlight the grooves.
Take a small ball of brown sugarpaste and create a small stem by rolling it into a short tube, narrowing one end and flattening the other. Glue the narrow end in the centre of the pumpkin.
Roll two small balls of green sugarpaste into strands, then twist into spirals and attach at the stem.
Using a leaf plunger cutter, roll out some green sugarpaste. Press the leaf cutter into the paste to cut out 1 or 2 leaves, then dust with edible green dust to highlight. Glue next to the stem.

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