Apple-Shaped CupcakesThe new school year is quickly approaching. Celebrate and welcome a new beginning with apple-shaped cupcakes for your favorite students and teachers. Make their favorite kind of cupcake and decorate with red icing, a green icing leaf, and pretzel stick stem. Share these with the whole class on the first day of school to start things off on a sweet note!

Gather These Sweet Supplies:

  • Yellow Cupcake Mix (and Ingredients Needed)
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Red and Green Food Coloring
  • Cupcake Pan
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Tin Foil (Shaped into Balls)
  • Small Mixing Bowls

Cupcake Makin’ Time!

  1. Gather all of your ingredients and preheat oven according to directions on the cake box.Apple-Shaped Cupcakes
  2. Line your pan with cupcake liners.
  3. Prepare the cake mix according to its packaging and pour the batter into the cupcake liners.
  4. Carefully insert one small tin foil ball in between each liner and cup. Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool completely in the pan.Apple-Shaped Cupcakes
  5. While they’re baking, divide vanilla icing into two bowls and mix one with a few drops of red food coloring.Apple-Shaped Cupcakes
  6. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and ice them completely in red.Apple-Shaped Cupcakes
  7. To create the apple stem, insert the pretzel stick into the side of the indented side of the cupcake.
  8. In your second bowl of vanilla icing, mix in a few drops of green food coloring. Using a knife, add a small leaf shape with the green icing next to the pretzel.
  9. Store at room temperature and serve!

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