Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
Combine in a bowl both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix on low speed until combined, about 3 minutes. Add cubed butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
Add eggs one at a time until combined. Slowly add milk and vanilla to batter until completely mixed, scraping down the bowl as you mix.
Scoop batter into baking cups, filling about 2/3 full. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
Cool and decorate with Old Fashioned Frosting.
Cream softened butter and add 4 cups sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with paddle attachment until smooth; gradually add the rest of sugar to reach frosting consistency.
Decorate cupcakes with orange and black sprinkles or candy corn!
Appeared in print 10/13/10