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Easy Stenciled Cupcakes for Fall

Updated on February 28, 2015
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I love cooking & creating my own fun food masterpieces. I also enjoy sharing my own recipes including my decorative cake & cupcake tutorials


Decorate Fall Cupcakes with Stencils

Decorating cupcakes with stencils is a fast and easy way to decorate cupcakes with fall designs.

With just a little bit of powdered confectioner's sugar, I turned these chocolate cupcakes from drab to fab in a few short minutes.

It is really very simple. Below I will show you the three quick steps to creating these lovely Fall Cupcakes.


Choose the Right Cupcake Recipe

When stenciling with Confectioner's Sugar, I often leave off the icing and just stencil the top of the baked cupcake. Because there is no frosting or icing, it is important to choose the right cupcake recipe.

For the cupcakes featured in this article, I made Devil's Food cupcakes. For convenience, I used a box mix, but I have recommended a few cupcake recipes below that do not require frosting.

I also prefer a mixing bowl with a pouring spout. It just makes it so much easier to fill the cupcake liners.

I Am Surrounded by Cupcakes Waiting to Be Decorated with Fall Stencils - Bake Cupcakes and Let Them Completely Cool


If you add Confectioner's Sugar while the cupcakes are hot, the confectioner's sugar will be absorbed by the cupcake, therefore your design will basically disappear.


Supplies You Will Need to Get Started

Baked Cupcakes ~ I baked Devil's Food cupcakes Stencils or Cookie Cutters Confectioners SugarDecorators note: An essential tool for decorating with Confectioner's sugar is a cup with a mesh top.


Cupcake Stencils

On the cupcakes in this article, I used the Martha Stewart Fall Collection Stencils and the Wilton Autumn collection.

The Maple leaf and the large acorn are both a part of the Martha Stewart Fall Collection of stencils.

The two little acorns are a stencil from the Wilton Autumn collection.

If you do not see a stencil that you like or if you have a treasure trove of cookie cutters, you can use small cookie cutters instead of stencils.

You can see several cupcakes I decorated with cookie cutters in my article, Easy Stenciled Cupcakes for Halloween.

An Absolute Must Have when Decorating with Confectioner's Sugar

Step by Step Photos with Instructions to Decorate Cupcakes with Confectioner's Sugar

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Place the stencil on the cupcakeSprinkle Cupcake with Confectioners SugarSlowly and Gently Lift Stencil Off of Cupcake
Place the stencil on the cupcake
Place the stencil on the cupcake | Source
Sprinkle Cupcake with Confectioners Sugar
Sprinkle Cupcake with Confectioners Sugar | Source
Slowly and Gently Lift Stencil Off of Cupcake
Slowly and Gently Lift Stencil Off of Cupcake | Source

Fall Cupcakes Decorated with Stencils and Confectioner's Sugar

Fall Cupcakes
Fall Cupcakes | Source

More Cupcakes by Sylvestermouse

Lots of Photos included with Step by Step Instructions



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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      We had planned to make a cake today, will probably change and make cupcakes. Love these stenciled fall cupcakes!

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      nolinel lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for the idea, this can't be easier...

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      I like these cupcakes, blessed.

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      Jeff Molnar 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Great I am hungry for cupcakes.

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these cute cupcake decorating designs and instructions. That powdered sugar shaker with SS mesh dome lid looks like a pretty cool tool to use. ~~Blessed~~

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      What delicious fall fun!!

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      What a great way to decorate cupcakes! Thank you for this - lovely lens. *blessed*

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      Easy and looks really yummy. Thanks for sharing these easy recipes. Blessed.

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      Genesis Davies 5 years ago from Guatemala

      What a neat idea! I can also imagine using cocoa on vanilla or pumpkin cupcakes.

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Stencils on cupcakes, what a great idea!

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Really pretty cupcakes for autumn festivities. Blessed!

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      A great idea and actually so easy to prepare. Thank you for the inspiration!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh, girlfriend, you know I love cupcakes! I did not know that there were stencils for cupcakes. These sound like a fun project for Grandma and Granddaughter (I have 3!) to do together! Blessings to you for the idea!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is really easy! love the idea!

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      It's not Autumn for a while yet but I love leaves and acorns so I'd be happy to make these Fall cupcakes all year round!

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      This tasty lens is being featured at the Cupcake Club blog today!

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      What a great idea- simple but effective.

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      boutiqueshops 6 years ago

      oh my gosh! so brilliant & so simple! outstanding!

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      JenOfChicago LM 6 years ago

      What a clever idea - I'd never seen cupcake stencils before, it seems like it would be easier than frosting!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Mmm, yes, they look yummy - hope we can let them cool without eating them so we can add the stenciled decorations!

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Great ideas!

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      Beautiful and less sweet! Very nice!