An age ago, for The Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for cancer research, I made Elinor Klivan's Spiderweb Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes. You can find the recipe here. The cupcakes contain canned (or in my case, mashed) pumpkin, ground ginger and crystallised ginger, and are frosted with cream cheese frosting. The spider webs are piped on using frosting that has been mixed with cinnamon for colour and flavour.
Here are the unfrosted cupcakes with their promising orange colour:
Unfortunately, I found these cupcakes tasted a little "meh" - they were OK, but did not live up to the tantalising promise of pumpkin and ginger that I had hoped. They were definitely outshone by the chocolate cake balls, both for me and the punters at work.
Maybe you have had a better experience with these cupcakes - if so, I would love to know.