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?


Bart & Eena September 15, 2016 - 7:00 am

This is just one of the cutest things we’ve seen for today! We’ll have to try to make one of these cupcake holders soon! 🙂

Alli September 15, 2016 - 4:40 pm

Thanks! My daughter was thrilled to receive the cupcakes and they boys were too.

Shirley Wood September 15, 2016 - 7:15 am

I love everything about those cupcakes especially that cute pumpkin topper! Yes, your daughter is awesome to homeschool her four boys. They are precious too. You are so right, once we have the grandchildren, sometimes we forget to pay attention to our children. Maybe I’ll bake some of those Caramel & Coconut cupcakes and put on some coffee for a visit with my girls!

Alli September 15, 2016 - 4:39 pm

They are sooo good! The thin mints are pretty awesome too. 🙂

Kathleen Kennedy-Leon September 15, 2016 - 8:03 am

These are adorable!!! love the idea of the fall basket and printables. I have to make cupcakes for the PTA bakesale next week and I’m inspired now! thanks!

Paula Schuck September 15, 2016 - 8:39 am

That is just too cute! I love that you made these cupcakes so much fun to get! And let me say that Girl Scouts flavored cupcakes are the answer to my nom nom prayers!

Michelle September 15, 2016 - 8:44 am

I am in awe of your daughter as well! These cupcakes are so attractive and delicious looking. Thank you for the detailed description and photos on how to prepare them. Happy fall to you as well!

Jeanette September 15, 2016 - 9:42 am

Oh my gosh I LOVE this! This is SO creative! I would like to have that Girl Scout Cupcake (do you deliver?)! I also love that last picture of you and your kiddo! That is SO precious!

Alli September 15, 2016 - 4:38 pm

Thanks for the kind words. Actually, it’s a pic of my daughter and her son (my grandson). The post is about gifting my daughter with cupcakes. 🙂

Jenn @ EngineerMommy September 15, 2016 - 11:22 am

I love this craft – it’s such a cute way to dress up a cupcake. And it’s so sweet that the grandson presented this cupcake to his mom!! I can’t wait to look for these Pillsbury mixes- they sound so delicious!

lisa September 15, 2016 - 11:35 am

What a super cute idea! I love the cupcake baskets for fall. These are awesome!

Pam September 15, 2016 - 12:29 pm

I want to try the Samoa based cupcake mix! The coconut caramel cookies are my favorite Girl Scout cookies and I think they’d taste great as a cupcake.

Alli September 15, 2016 - 4:37 pm

They are delicious!

Sarah September 15, 2016 - 3:36 pm

Love that you have a printable here for these cupcakes, Love the idea of making some Fall cupcakes. They look delicious and easy enough to whip up!

cathy September 15, 2016 - 6:00 pm

This is an absolute amazing idea! What a sweet photo of you family! {client}

GwendolynM September 15, 2016 - 6:42 pm

These cupcake baskets are adorable and help make the cupcakes festive for the season. I have been meaning to check out these cake mixes because I love thin mints.

Alli September 16, 2016 - 8:21 am

The thin mints cupcakes are amazing and the chocolate ganache is so easy to put together. I love that everything is included in the kit.

Mimi Green September 16, 2016 - 6:58 am

I love your fall cupcake baskets, I’ve been trying to find of some fall treats to make. I love a craft that calls for the use of silly scissors.

Chubskulit Rose September 16, 2016 - 11:46 am

What a great idea! Thi would be perfect when hosting a school party. I would like to try this.

Jacqui - @TradesofJacqui September 16, 2016 - 1:02 pm

This is so cute! I love most things fall and umm, you can’t go wrong with cupcakes! Great post!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai September 16, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Not only do these Pilsbury Girl Scout Cookie inspired cupcake mixes sound wonderful, they turned out great too! LOVE that cupcake basket. What a fun idea, and so simple. 🙂

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tara pittman September 16, 2016 - 2:06 pm

How cute! These would be great for a party and also for candy favors

Yandra September 16, 2016 - 3:35 pm

These look so good and although I;m not very handy in the kitchen, I can see myself trying them out because it looks so simple.

Jennifer Pritchard Kearney September 16, 2016 - 6:17 pm

These are so adorable! The look awesome and are probably quite delicious too. Very fun and I love Girl Scout cookies!

Melanie Smith September 16, 2016 - 9:35 pm

Awww, this is s cute! Perfect for a gift or a party!

Bonnie @wemake7 September 16, 2016 - 10:09 pm

Aww this is such a cute post with a great craft included. I bet your daughter really enjoyed this.

Ricci September 16, 2016 - 10:12 pm

I am loving this idea! This might make all of my coworker smile on a chilly fall day!

Amy Jones September 17, 2016 - 12:18 am

Fall is definitely my favorite season, these cupcakes are so lovely

Aly Mashrah September 17, 2016 - 9:26 am

Those are so cute! I never thought to make cupcake baskets before and we make cupcakes all the time. can’t wait to try this.

Rosey September 17, 2016 - 3:12 pm

Ah yes, it is easy to spoil the grandbaby, but I take care to spoil the big kids too. 😉 They’ll appreciate that someday when they look back on it 🙂 Hurrah for Fall and cupcakes!

Shannon Peterson September 17, 2016 - 6:11 pm

Oh my gosh! How cute are these?! Love that they’re easy to make, too!

Elizabeth O. September 18, 2016 - 5:54 am

I love the little basket DIY, it’s really adorable and it’s perfect for a dessert table or for giveaways during parties. The cupcakes look so yummy as well!

Sahana September 18, 2016 - 10:30 am

What a cute DIY gift. Love you pumpkin topper and basket. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty.See you again next week.

Crystal September 18, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Love the cupcake topper and holder!!! Super cute!! What a great party or gift idea!! Love it 🙂

Dawn McAlexander September 18, 2016 - 8:22 pm

These are so cute! I love fall and anything with a fall design on it is alright by me. Thanks for the printable!

CourtneyLynne September 18, 2016 - 10:34 pm

WHat?!?! GirL scout cookie flavored cupcakes!!!!! I Must try these

Bill S September 19, 2016 - 10:49 am

This is such a cute idea for a cupcake gift! I love trying out new cupcakes, it’s perfect for this time of year.

Enricoh Alfonzo September 19, 2016 - 12:40 pm

Perfectly in time for #nationalcupcakeweek !! this is so awesome and creative

Lisa Rios September 19, 2016 - 2:48 pm

My goodness, this is really a cute idea, a wonderful DIY work that looks simple yet creative. With fall season around I would love to try these cupcake holders right away and my kids are going to be so much excited!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen September 21, 2016 - 5:26 pm

What a cute cupcake basket!! I love it and I love the fall topper too! I will try making a basket next week. Thanks for the idea.

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