Acorn Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

This week has been so much fun!  We are finishing up our fall break at school and Jonah and I have been hanging out together all week.  The other day we visited the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and came home and baked some cupcakes.  To celebrate fall, I wanted to make them festive and fun so I created some candy acorns that I saw on Pinterest a long time ago.

It all starts with the cake.  I purchased a simple yellow cake mix  and doctored it up to make the cupcakes taste like Snickerdoodle cookies.  Busy moms need shortcuts, and I seem to be the queen of finding them!  All I did was add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract to the batter.

The cupcakes turned out smelling like fall! 

I picked up the new Cool Whip Frosting in Vanilla (you can read all about my shopping trip here).  This new frosting is light and fluffy just like Cool Whip topping and makes an excellent frosting.  You can find it in the freezer section right next to the regular Cool Whip.

My son took a nap while the cupcake were cooling, so I made a small batch of royal icing and put together the acorns.

Constructing the acorns is a very simple 3 step process.  First, apply royal icing to the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss.  Next, top it with a mini wafer.  Finally, dip a mini chocolate chip into the royal icing and place on top of the wafer.

There you have it!  Easy fall acorns to decorate your cakes and cupcakes.

As soon as the cupcakes were cool, I frosted and sprinkled the top.  I don’t like a lot of frosting on my cupcakes so there was enough in that little tub of frosting to cover all 24 of my cupcakes.  If you are one who like a lot of frosting, you may want to get two containers.

The finished product!  My little guy woke up and took a taste test!

He loved them!

Remember, you can find Cool Whip Frosting in the freezer section of your store:

For more ideas for ways to celebrate every day occasions,  visit Kraft Recipes and Cool Whip on Facebook.  There is also a #CoolWhipFrosting Twitter Party on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 1pm EST where you can learn even more about the new Cool Whip Frosting,

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About Kat Hodson

Kat Hodson is the founder of A Mom's Impression, a wife to a handsome man, a mom to a beautiful girl, a sweet boy, and a first grade teacher. She loves to shop, cook, read, take photos, and hang out with her family. Her life may be hectic, but it is an exciting ride!


  1. 1

    What a cute idea!
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    Those are super adorable!
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    I have one question… do you need my address to send me these or do you have it 😉

    They look good! I am so weak when it comes to cupcakes.. LOL
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    OMG!!! That is soooo cute!!! I love the acorns and the cupcakes!
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    Oh my gosh, those acorns are so cute!
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    Oh, they look so good!
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    what a cute idea!
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    Those are awesome! I’m gonna have to make some!
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    They look great. My daughter would love them.
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    I love how cute and easy these are for the kids to help out with!
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    Ahh those are SO cute! I love the little acorns!

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    Oh my goodness – those are so creative, adorable, and look delicious! I can’t believe how cute these are!
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    How cute, and they look yummy too
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  14. 15

    those sound amazing and look so cute!
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    These look AMAZING!!!!

  17. 18

    So cute. I love the edible acorns! Consider me inspired to do some baking this weekend…

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    Oh my gosh those are so cute!!
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    Oh my goodness what a great idea! Super cute and look yummy too!
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    I love everything about these cupcakes! High Five.

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    Those are so cool! They would be fantastic on Thanksgiving, too!
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