Easy DIY Apple Cupcakes

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Fall is the perfect time for apple picking and making ALL THE APPLE RECIPES.  So why stop there? Check out these adorable easy DIY apple cupcakes that will look amazing on your party table!

DIY Apple Cupcakes

Whether you’re looking for a festive fall treat or simply need an apple themed dessert, these DIY apple cupcakes are going to fit the bill. They are bright, cheery, and so super easy to make. You can bake up your own cupcakes from scratch, or pick up a pack of store-bought cupcakes.  As long as the icing is red, any cupcakes will work great.

If you are a teacher, these cupcakes would be a fun treat to incorporate with any apple/harvest/Johnny Appleseed curriculum at your school.

For the perfect finishing touch to these sweet “apples,” you will add a rolled out Tootsie Roll Midgee and a green M&M candy to represent the stem and a leaf.  Adorable!

DIY Apple Cupcake Supplies and Ingredients

12 cupcakes
2 to 3 cups vanilla frosting in red
6 Tootsie Roll Midgies
12 Green M&M candies

Large open star tip (Wilton 1M Open Star Piping Tip)
Piping bag

How to Make DIY Apple Cupcakes

These cupcakes are incredibly simple to make!  If you decide to use store-bought cupcakes, you can cut out a significant amount of prep time by ordering them with red frosting already on them. You can also choose your favorite flavor for the cupcakes.

1. Pipe red frosting over each cupcake in a circular direction working from the center of the cupcake towards the outside and back to the center.

Red Frosting Chocolate Cupcakes Piping Bag

2. Split each Tootsie Roll in half. Twist the candy in between your fingers to form a stem.

Tootsie Roll Candy Stem

3. Place a candy stem in the top point of each cupcake.

Apple Cupcake Tootsie Roll Stem

Apple Cupcakes Toppings

4. For the final step, place one green M&M in the icing next to the stem.

Green M&M Leaf Cupcake

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