23 October 2013

MCT Halloween Hustle: Halloween Treat Flag

by Veronica

Welcome to My Creative Time's week of Halloween Hustle! This week we will share 5 days worth of last minute ideas to trick your treats!  You will also see 3D projects, home decor and cards!  Hopefully you are ready for some Halloween Hustle Fun!

We will have giveaways all week: check Emma's blog to see what is up for grabs each day!  If you missed out on last week's sale, for this weekend ONLY - starting this Friday 10/25/2013 @ 12:01am PST through Sunday 10/27/2013 @ 11:59pm PST - you can use the code OCT2013 to get 20% off your entire order in the My Creative Time Online Store!  And don't miss out on the NEW Teeny Tag Holidays stamp set available this Friday!


I love to bake. Even more, I love to receive compliments on my baking. Is that bad?

This weekend, The Hubs and I are attending a few Halloween events, and I've offered to bring 'my' famous Pumpkin Spice Muffins. The recipe isn't originally mine. But since I'm the only one around these parts that bakes them, I've claimed it as mine. Fair enough.

When I bake 4 dozen muffins for adults, I want them to be cute, but I don't necessarily want to go too crazy with decorating them. So a very simple flag does the trick... get it...? trick...

The little flag was creating using the die from Chocolate Greetings. Using MCT's new stamp set, Teeny Tag Holidays (available on Friday), I stamped the sentiment in two steps (since the original stamp has the two parts on separate lines) onto my flag.

Since I want my Pumpkin Spice Muffins to be fresh this weekend, I've used an extra chocolate cupcake I had from baking for a friend's birthday yesterday as a 'stand-in' for my photo.

There's more to see on Emma's blog today - head on over and check it out!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica

Pumpkin Spice Muffins Recipe
Makes 12 - 16 muffins

1 15oz. can of pumpkin
1 box of Spice Cake mix (I recommend Duncan Hines)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).

In a large bowl, combine ingredients (Do NOT add anything that the box mix tells you such as eggs and oil. You ONLY need the mix itself.).

Fill paper-lined muffin tins with batter.

Bake for 20 minutes.


  1. Veronica this is so easy peasy They look so good :)

  2. Love the simplicity of just a banner topper and sweet sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Kristi kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

  3. What a cute idea and I get it!!! Your muffin recipe sound delish as I sooo love pumpkin spice anything. Everyone at the parties are in for a real treat for sure. YOU ROCK you are truly a kind, thoughtful and sweet gal. I always enjoy the little stories that go with your projects. Have a Wonderfully wicked Wednesday filled with treats and no tricks.
    I love your teeny tag!!

  4. Simple and perfect Veronica! Thanks for the receipe too! Enjoy your day! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

  5. This is looks awesome!!!
    Such a yummy treat! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT hump day!!!

  6. Yummy...a perfect topper too!

  7. So FUN!!! Love that teeny tag!
    Sherrie K

  8. Sounds yummy! Cute way to spruce up a cupcake. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  9. I LOVE this idea. CAS and easy to make especially when making a lot of them. TFS.
    Question... How long did the photo stand in last after he made his debut? Yum.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker at aol dot com

    1. Hahaha! Actually, the cupcake is still sitting in the refrigerator. I'm more of a vanilla fan, myself :o)

  10. Your pumpkin spice muffins, sporting their Halloween finery, look fabulous!! Recipe = bonus!! MCT products + your creativity = the perfect recipe for delightful projects and amazing inspiration! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Proof, yet again, that simple is also AWESOME!! Love it. Thank you so much for sharing. Taylor:)

  12. I love unfrosted cupcakes. Im not a frosting fan so this looks just yummy to me. I like the simple flag with the statement. thanks for sharing Mindy1qc@msn.com

  13. Great idea:) Thanks for sharing your cupcake recipe.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

  14. I love the sweet little flag you created for these YUMMY looking cupcakes! Thanks btw for sharing that recipe..they sounds super yummy!
    Have fun this weekend!!!

  15. Nice touch for a tasty treat. Thanks for sharing the pumpkin spice recipe. I may try them for the holidays.


  16. Very cute cupcake flag, love it.

  17. Cute and simple! Thanks for the recipe.


  18. Perfect little flag for on the muffins! That recipes sounds really good, will have to try them out and that chocolate cupcake looks really good. lol

  19. That looks so yummy, thanks for sharing your Halloween Treats!!


  20. Veronica ~ Alright this is CAS but yet so FAB! Great idea to add just a little thing to something so YUMMY! I am a vanilla girl myself but hey I would still eat it! Thanks for the recipe ~ we tried them last year YUMMO too!

  21. Love that sentiment and it's just perfect for your project!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  22. Very cute tags for your cupcakes. I'm going to have to try that recipe. I just love simple recipes.

    cascrapper at gmail dot com

  23. Thanks for the recipe - I love pumpkin baked goods. These will be great to give away to coworkers for harvest celebrations.

  24. A cute little flag is all that's needed. A chocolate stand-in is perfect. Great job on your project. Thank You for the great recipe...it is so simple and without eggs and oil healthier too. I think I have had a cookie recipe like this...just the bake time is less and you can add chopped nuts. Thank You!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  25. Even though this is so simple, the stitching on the die really makes it stand out! Looks delicios!

  26. Really darling. Love this.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  27. Simple, yet super cute!! :)

    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom


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