Life Love Larson: Apple Cupcakes


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Apple Cupcakes

Kate was due to bring snack to preschool last week, so I decided to make her class some apple cupcakes.  They are so eye catching, adorable, and so appropriate for this time of year.

All of the pictures below are mine, but the original post can be found at

These are super simple to make. They key to making these look like apples in the indent in the cupcake holder.  People have used marbles, but I didn't have any, so I used little tin foil balls.

All you need is a cake mix, frosting, red food coloring, pretzel sticks, and green gum drops.  I couldn't find green gum drops, but I found these fruit slices at the Dollar Tree.  I grabbed the container that had the most green ones.

I used A LOT of red food coloring and they still turned out a little pinkish, but they looked close enough!

I broke a pretzel stick in half, slid it in the top and added the gum drop.  That's it!  So cute and easy!

Kate couldn't wait to show her teachers and share them with her friends!  Happy Fall!


  1. Very cute! I learned that a bit of cocoa powder with the food coloring turns pink into red.

  2. LOVE these so cute!!! Would love for you to come over tomorrow and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party. I'm doing a special FALL BAKING series.

  3. Angela-I knew there had a be an easier way to make red! Thanks for the tip!

  4. What a fantastic cooking project with kids.

    I would love for your to post this gem up on my Fall In Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then come by and see a spectacular new spice cabinet.

  5. Those are seriously adorable!! I am so going to be making some soon. :-) I have had the same trouble with red food coloring where no matter how much I add it still has that pink-ish tint. Glad to know it's not just me! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!

  6. Adorable cupcakes for Fall!

  7. So fun and EASY. I'd love to have you join me for Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. I love these, they are so cute! Thanks so much for linking up!

  9. Brilliant! Such a simple idea to make the indent in the cake!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success