DIY Fall Cupcake Baskets and Free Printable

by Alli

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I recently made the cutest little fall cupcake baskets and cupcake toppers to top delicious Girl Scout® Caramel & Coconut cupcakes. I’m going to surprise my daughter with the cupcakes to let her know how much I love and appreciate her.

These fall cupcake baskets are so cute and super easy to make. I've also included FREE printable "Happy Fall Y'all" Cupcake Toppers. Just attach them to toothpicks and you're good to go. Click the photo to see how easy these baskets are to make or save it for later.

My daughter, Rebekah, is the mom to my four grandsons. Yep, four! She taught school until her first child was born. Then she and her husband, Josh, made a decision that she would homeschool their boys.

I’m in awe of my daughter and can’t imagine how she does it all. She runs a tight ship and the boys are learning to play musical instruments as well. I think they’re the smartest kids on the block, but I may be a little biased.

When you become a grandmother, often times the kids are pushed aside because you’ve got grandkids and spoiling them is what you do. It doesn’t mean we should stop letting them know how much we love and appreciate them.

Fall Cupcake Baskets and Cupcake Toppers

To make the simple fall cupcake baskets, you’ll need cupcake wrappers, a hot glue gun, fall-colored cardstock, toothpicks, scissors and my free cupcake topper print.

How to make DIY Fall Cupcakes Baskets

Insert one end of the cupcake wrapper into the other end and glue it for added strength.

Add a bead of hot glue around the bottom of the cupcake wrapper and attach it to the cardstock. Let dry and cut around the outside of the cupcake wrapper. You now have a bottom for your basket.

How to make DIY Fall Cupcake Baskets

Cut a strip of cardstock to form handles. Yes, I’m a leftie!

Cut the handles for the Fall Cupcake Baskets

Attach colorful flowers with hot glue and you’re done with the basket.

Attach flowers and you're done with the DIY Fall Cupcake Baskets

To make the cupcake toppers, print my free printable on cardstock: Pumpkin Cupcake Topper Printable

DIY Cupcake Baskets

Cut out the printables. Be careful to keep both pumpkins attached at the stem.

Add cupcake toppers to DIY Fall Cupcake Baskets

Hot glue the pumpkins to toothpicks.

How to make DIY Fall Cupcake Baskets

Happy fall y’all!

Happy Fall Y'all! Fall Cupcake Baskets

The Cupcakes

Fall Cupcake Baskets

While shopping at Kroger, I was searching the baking aisle to find the perfect baking mix to make cupcakes for my daughter. I spotted Pillsbury™ Girl Scout Cookie™ Inspired Baking Mixes. I will not confess to doing the happy dance in the middle of Kroger. My lips are sealed.

DIY Fall Cupcake Baskets

Deciding between the Girl Scout® Caramel & Coconut Cupcake Mix and the Girl Scout® Thin Mints® Cupcake Mix is difficult. No worries, I’ll get them both.

DIY Fall Cupcake Baskets

The baking mixes come in kits and provides everything you need to create Pillsbury™ Girl Scout Cookie™ inspired treats.  

Another thing I love about these new baking mixes is that they make 12 cupcakes. However, my daughter is going to receive 11 because I don’t know what in the world happened to that 12th cupcake. Shhh! 

And the chocolate ganache? It’s amazing and so easy to whip up in the microwave.

DIY Fall Cupcake Baskets

I’m about to leave to surprise my daughter with Girl Scout® Caramel & Coconut Cupcakes. Want to come with?

The youngest grandson wanted to present a cupcake to his mom. Isn’t he sweet?

DIY Fall Cupcake Baskets and Free Printable

Mission accomplished!

Have you tried the new Pillsbury™ Girl Scout Cookie™ Inspired Baking Mixes?