Our Harvest Swirl Cupcakes are gorgeous and delicious and perfect for Fall and nobody needs to know how easy they are to make. Topped with our delicious Buttercream Frosting in beautiful Fall colors these cupcakes would be perfect for a Fall Bake Sale or as a Thanksgiving dessert for your guests who don’t like pie.
How to Make Harvest Swirl Cupcakes
You will need:
- Best Buttercream Frosting
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring
- Pastry Bags
- Wilton 2D Decorating Tip
- Wilton Fall Mix Sprinkles
First, make a batch of cupcakes. These are chocolate cupcakes but you could use white cupcakes or or something fancy like spice cupcakes too.
The key to these delicious Harvest Swirl Cupcakes is our Best Buttercream Frosting recipe. You will find the recipe and directions here. You will need two batches of frosting to make 18-20 cupcakes. We split each batch of frosting into four equal portions. I left one quarter of the buttercream frosting white. To create the three Fall shades of Harvest Red, Burnt Orange and Gold Wilton Color Right Food coloring in the following amounts:
- Gold – 5 drops of Yellow and 1 drop of Orange
- Burnt Orange – 4 drops of Orange, 2 drops of Yellow, 1 drop of Red and a trace amount of Brown
- Harvest Red – 10 drops of Crimson
Put the frosting in pastry bags.
Using a Wilton 2D frosting tip, make a full circle of Harvest Red frosting around the edge of the cupcake.
Next, use the Wilton 2D frosting tip with the Burnt Orange frosting. Apply a second circle of frosting but it should be a little smaller than the Harvest Red frosting layer as shown in the picture above.
Next, use the Wilton 2D frosting tip with the Gold frosting. Apply a third circle of frosting but it should be a little smaller than the Burnt Orange frosting layer as shown in the picture above.
Lastly, a final circle of white frosting, this time swirling the top up into a peak.
We added some pretty Fall Sprinkles to our Harvest Swirl Cupcakes, you can find these on Amazon or in the baking section at your local craft store.
These Harvest Swirl Cupcakes are beautiful would be perfect for a Fall Bake Sale or as a Thanksgiving dessert for your guests who don’t like pie.
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