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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes


For reasons I’m unable to explain, I had been finding it difficult to say goodbye to summer. By late-August  most years I’m more than ready for cooler temperatures, cosy knits and knee-high boots but not this time. While it feels unseasonably warm mid-day, there’s an undeniable crispness in the air during my morning bike rides to work which was leaving me less than impressed. Instead of fighting the inevitable, I’ve made an effort to embrace what’s to come. On Sunday morning I woke up early with the urge to bake. I promptly put on some music, flung open the windows and got to it, donning flannel pjs and all. Using this recipe, our condo quickly transformed into a fall-like haven: crisp gold cupcake foils, and wafting scents of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg filled our home, and those familiar autumn urges came rushing in. It was just what I needed to get me into the fall spirit once more. And further proof that cupcakes make all of the things right in the world.

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    Alyssa
    September 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I was hanging on to summer too, but once I made mini apple pies and the smell filled the apartment, I was completely on board with fall! Funny how that happens :) These look so yummy!
    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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      Jacquelyn
      September 17, 2012 at 10:56 pm

      it makes such a difference eh!? These and new fall boots have put me in the mood!

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    Anna-Rosa
    September 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

    They look delicious!! I really want one now..! yummy! If I had made those I would be more than happy with fall.. I m having issues letting summer go too.. that’s why I got rid of everything that reminds it to me. Including photos!! but the weather is not helping me at all round here ^^

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      Jacquelyn
      September 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Ours is pretty tempermental. It’s hard to dress for it! In the morning I’m cold but by the evening I’m trying to strip down of my layers. I kind of wish mother nature would just make up her mind already

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    Andrea {daintylittlethings.com}
    September 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Yum – those look delicious! Can’t wait to cook everything with cinnamon and pumpkin for fall!

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      Jacquelyn
      September 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      you and me both!

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    Sarah
    September 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I think you just made me finally crave fall as well :) There are some carrot cake squares (that include pumpkin) I’ve been waiting to make, you have inspired me! I think I’ll try this recipe soon too! Thanks for sharing J! xo

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      Jacquelyn
      September 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      haha success!! And that sounds AMAZING. please do. And then share.

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    Leah // Freutcake
    September 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Yum! I love pumpkin season.

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    Lonely Wife Project
    September 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I’m having the same problem this year. I think pumpkin cupcakes is the perfect solution!

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      Jacquelyn
      September 17, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      it really is. I’m telling you: cupcakes solve all

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    Victoria | Haute
    September 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Loving the gold foil!!! I must get myself some of that!!

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      Jacquelyn
      September 17, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      (secret: dollar store! They also have gingham ones which I forgot to use this summer)

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    Pink Ronnie
    September 14, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Your food photography is truly beautiful Jacquelyn!
    Ronnie xo

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      Jacquelyn
      September 17, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you Ronnie <3

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    Caroline
    September 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Love these gorgeous photos ~ I want to make these, like, yesterday!

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      Jacquelyn
      September 17, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      I think that’s a great idea ;)

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