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Make Fall Time Apple-Shaped Cupcakes

We’ve got apples are on the brain this season. With apple cards, candy apples, yarn apples, I can’t seem to get enough. Well, as I was browsing Pinterest, I came across this post from Muses of Megret on baking your cupcakes into Valentine hearts. It’s such a cute and clever way to bake these! It sparked a thought that this method would also make the perfect shape for an apple as well. So here are apple-shaped cupcakes, cute as ever!

Make Apple-Shaped Cupcakes

Make Apple-Shaped Cupcakes

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Watch the video for a quick how-to for baking up these apple-shaped cupcakes for a fall time treat! With this special little trick, you’ll have sweet apple-shaped cupcakes to serve your loved ones. It’s such a clever way to bake cupcakes, cute as ever!

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Ingredients:

cupcake mix
cupcake liners and muffin tin
marbles or tinfoil
red colored frosting
pretzel sticks
green gumdrops

Method:

1. Over at Muses of Megret, she prefers to use marbles, but if you don’t have them, which for some reason I don’t, to use balls of tinfoil. And I got these great red cupcake liners from Cindy over at Sweet Baking Supply, (they are even scalloped, so cute!) Simply roll your tinfoil into a small 1/2 inch ball and place into the liner. It might pop out until you have your batter into the liners as well.

Apple shaped cupcake liners

2. Pour your batter into your liners. You may have to hold down your liners as you pour. Make sure the aluminum foil balls stay in place afterwards.

Cupcake Batter shaped into apples

3. Bake your cupcakes according to your directions and make sure to let them cool.

Baked Apple Cupcakes

4. Mix up some red frosting and frost your cupcakes. My favorite tool for this is an offset spatula, a small 1/2 inch wide one. These spatulas are so great for spreading frosting.

Apple Cupcake Supplies

5. At the top of the cupcake indent, add a stick pretzel, pressing it 3/4 of the way through. But be careful that it doesn’t come all the way out on the other side.

Apple Supplies for Cupcakes

6. Using kitchen scissors, trim down your green gumdrop into a small leaf size and place it next to the pretzel, on top of the frosting to help it stick.

Apple Cupcakes

Cutest Apple-Shaped Cupcakes

Now they are ready to bite into. You can make enough for your child’s classroom, or just a few for their teacher. Just don’t forget to keep a few at home for yourself!

Cupcake Apples

Have fun baking(and eating!) apple-shaped cupcakes for fall!

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Apple-Shaped-Cupcakes
Make Fall Time Apple-Shaped Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • cupcake mix
  • cupcake liners and muffin tin
  • marbles or tinfoil
  • red colored frosting
  • pretzel sticks
  • green gumdrops
Instructions
  1. Over at Muses of Megret, she prefers to use marbles, but if you don’t have them, which for some reason I don’t, to use balls of tinfoil. And I got these great red cupcake liners from Cindy over at Sweet Baking Supply, (they are even scalloped, so cute!) Simply roll your tinfoil into a small 1/2 inch ball and place into the liner. It might pop out until you have your batter into the liners as well.
  2. Pour your batter into your liners. You may have to hold down your liners as you pour. Make sure the aluminum foil balls stay in place afterwards.
  3. Bake your cupcakes according to your directions and make sure to let them cool.
  4. Mix up some red frosting and frost your cupcakes. My favorite tool for this is an offset spatula, a small 1/2 inch wide one. These spatulas are so great for spreading frosting.
  5. At the top of the cupcake indent, add a stick pretzel, pressing it 3/4 of the way through. But be careful that it doesn’t come all the way out on the other side.
  6. Using kitchen scissors, trim down your green gumdrop into a small leaf size and place it next to the pretzel, on top of the frosting to help it stick.

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53 comments

  1. Using these for my daughters college graduation party. She is going to be a teacher and we thought these would be so appropriate.

  2. I just came across these adorable cupcakes on StumbleUpon…..I love the idea. I think they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day party at my little boy’s school with kids names written on top

  3. I saw these and got inspired, especially since I LOVE apples!

    I made these for my mom’s 3rd birthday party (she split it up into 3 different ones based on family availability).

    They turned out fine and were fun to make. My aunt and I made butter frosting, and for the mix I used devil’s food cake. If there was a way to upload pictures I would upload mine.

    Thanks for the post!

  4. These are so cute! I made them for a meeting at work, using an apple muffin mix from the store. I had a hard time finding green fruit slice gummies at the last minute, but I used green swedish fish instead and they looked just like leaves when turned upside down!

  5. These are absolutely adorable! And delicious I’m sure. Although, I think I might try it with a cinnamon stick instead of a pretzel stick! =)

  6. Just made these Apple cupcakes for my daughter’s 1st birthday party! We are celebrating at an Apple Orchard and going apple picking! I used cinnamon flavored cupcake mix and mixed in a half of cup of apple sauce :)

  7. Any idea where to find the green gummies? Safeway, Target or Walmart around me….Super cute, will be doing for my son’s pre-k class! :)

  8. These are just darling Marie! I’ve made the heart cupcakes for years, don’t know why I didn’t ever think of making an apple. You are so darn clever!

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