This post is for those who own my cookbook. I posted these last year, but they are so cute, they deserve to be re-posted. My sister made these...aren't they so cute???
Refer to the Rich, Delicious Chocolate Cake Recipe on page 119, EXCEPT make them into cupcakes instead. The baking time will decrease to 20-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
Put an M&M in the middle for the nose. Use M&Ms for the eyes. Cover face (leaving space for the eyes and mouth...but cover the nose) with strips of white frosting using a flat icing tip. Put a small black dot in the middle of the M&Ms for eyes.
For the Pumpkin Cream Puffs, refer to page 129 in your cookbook. To get them to puff a little higher...if you are using freshly ground flour, you can increase the flour by 1-2 T. If you choose to use the amount listed, just scoop the cream puffs into a pile and they'll bake higher...I'll give more specific instructions on this later.
Pumpkin Cream Puffs:
Follow instructions, mix and bake as directed. After they have cooled, fill as directed and then pipe on some green leaves on the top as shown in the picture. You can also pipe on some jack-o-lantern faces if you like. They are really cute.