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One day in advance, make cookies. Prepare cookie dough and roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut cookies using pumpkin cutter from set. Bake and cool completely.
Prepare royal icing. Tint portions orange and green. Use tip 3 and full-strength orange icing to outline pumpkin. Use tip 3 and thinned orange icing to fill-in pumpkin. Let set. Use tip 6 and full-strength green icing to fill-in stem. Let set.
Bake mini pumpkin pies in mini muffin pan following recipe directions. Cool completely.
Fill standard cupcake baking cup 1/4 full with cupcake batter. Place cooled mini pumpkin pie in center of cupcake batter. Cover pie with cupcake batter, filling cavity 3/4 in. full. Bake and cool completely.
Prepare whipped icing mix following package directions. Use tip 1M, disposable decorating bag and whipped icing to pipe swirl on top of cupcake. Cover with sprinkles.
Position pumpkin cookies on top of cupcakes.
Here is another quick way to decorate your cupcakes or cakes. It just takes minutes to pipe a fancy iced swirl and add colorful sprinkles. Learn how to make a 1M swirl, as well as, a swirl using tips 2A and 2D.