Now that Fall is coming, you will see many recipes that involve using apples. Now for those who are not a fan of apple desserts, but still want to show your love for fall, these Apple-Shaped Cupcakes might be a great alternative.
This video tutorial shows you how easy it is to create an apple shaped cupcake by just rolling up some foil. Yep, it is that easy.
Aluminum foil or small marbles
1 box cake mix (or your favorite homemade cake recipe)
Ingredients called for on box (eggs, water, oil, etc.) or ingredients called for in your favorite recipe
Frosting, canned or your favorite homemade recipe
Red food coloring
Green Slices (green fruit-flavored jelly candies)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Place the cupcake liners in the muffin pan cups.
If you’re using aluminum foil, roll the foil into ½-inch balls. Place the foil balls – or the marbles, if you’re using those – in between the muffin cup and the liner. The balls will stay in place once the batter is poured.
Make your cake batter according to the boxed mix instructions, or according to your recipe.
Pour the batter into the liners, holding down each one as you pour.
Bake the cupcakes according to the mix instructions or to your recipe’s directions. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
If you are using homemade frosting, make it while the cupcakes bake and cool. If you are using canned, make sure it’s at a mixable and spreadable temperature.
In a small bowl, mix the frosting with enough red food coloring to make red frosting. The amount you need will vary depending on kind of coloring you use. Frost the cupcakes.
Gently press a pretzel stick ¾ of the way into the indent formed by the ball at the top of the cupcake. Take care not to press through the other side of the cupcake.