5 from 3 votes
Pumpkin Marshmallows on Cupcakes
Work Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs

Pumpkin Marshmallows on Cupcakes are fluffy, sweet, Halloween treats. Mini marshmallow pumpkins make these little cakes unique. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin marshmallows
Yield: 46 Mini Cupcakes
Calories: 182 kcal
  • tsp unflavored gelatin 1 envelope
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 46 mini chocolate cupcakes homemade or box mix
  • 46 green licorice pastels
  • ½ cup orange sanding sugar
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer sprinkle gelatin over ⅓ cup cold water to soften. Prepare a large piping bag fitted with a #868 French star tip; set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat dissolve granulated sugar in ¼ cup water, stirring. Remove spoon; with a pastry brush, brush inside edges of pan with water to remove sugar crystals and boil until the temperature reaches the soft-ball stage (238ºF) on a candy thermometer. Pour mixture into gelatin without scraping pan, and whisk on medium speed for 3 min. Increase speed to high and whisk until soft peaks form, 8 to 10 min.

  3. Transfer marshmallow to prepared piping bag and immediately pipe dollops onto the tops of the cupcakes; use your finger to stop the flow of marshmallow from the piping tip and to create a flat top for each pumpkin. (Pipe just 5 pumpkins at a time so marshmallow doesn’t set before you decorate.) Working quickly, add licorice pastel “stems” and coat generously with sanding sugar. Allow pumpkins to set about 1 hr before serving; store covered up to a day.

Recipe Notes

Marshmallow is piped onto cupcakes and covered in crunchy orange sugar. Make cupcakes from a mix or your favorite recipe. Easiest pumpkin patch you’ve ever grown!

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Marshmallows on Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Potassium 40mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Sugars 22g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 3.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.