Cute and Easy Cupcakes that Look Like Apples

No apples were harmed in the making of these cupcakes. 

No apples were harmed in the making of these cupcakes.

These faux apple cupcakes are a perfect classroom treat and clever enough to send you to the head of the class. Any flavor cupcake will work for this recipe - start by making a batch of your favorites using red cupcake wrappers to line the pan. Allow the cupcakes to cool then decorate according to the directions below. 

Need a frosting recipe? Check out our buttercream frosting.

What you'll need:

  • Cupcakes
  • Red frosting  (Tip: To naturally dye your frosting, try using beet juice.)
  • Red sugar sprinkles
  • Tootsie roll midgees
  • Green tootsie fruit rolls

To assemble the cupcakes:

  • Frost the cupcakes then coat each in red sugar sprinkles.
  • Mold a small piece of a tootsie roll midgee into a stem shape. (If necessary, warm the midgee in a microwave for a few seconds to make it softer.)
  • Form a leaf from a small piece of green tootsie fruit roll and pinch it against the stem.
  • Repeat for the other leaves and stems.
  • Insert the stems into the cupcakes.
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