We got the idea from this adorable book: What's New, Cupcake? I suggest a carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting - but really your favorite recipe will do! We used Graham Crackers for hat, Reese's Pieces for buttons and eyes, Frosted Mini Wheats for hay, Oreo Cookies for crows, Pretzel rods for the stake, and finally, Starbursts for the trim. We slightly melted the Starbursts and twisted them into the adorable trim and patchwork.
Most importantly, it was really fun finding different candies and sweets to create with. Go crazy, have fun! (and if you attempt, comment and I'll share your picture!)