In November we had a family contest to come up with the best frosting for pumpkin cupcakes. I made two types of pumpkin cupcakes using this recipe and this recipe, both of which are adaptations of a recipe by David Leite. I'll have to see if I can find the original because both of these were just ok. Although there was a general lack of interest because we had other desserts and had just finished a big lunch.
The three types of frostings were maple bacon, submitted by Karen and Andrew, cinnamon cream cheese, submitted by Robin and Roger and salted caramel, submitted by me and the Hub. As with almost every contest I've put on this blog, we had no real winner. It was a matter of personal taste and they all differed. All the types got some votes. I'm not giving the exact recipes we used because there was a lot of last minute tampering going on with them. (And I don't have them:) ) But you can get the general idea and all three complemented the pumpkin cupcakes.