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Make Fall Time Apple-Shaped Cupcakes


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


  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.