Easy Apple Shaped Cupcakes

These Apple Shaped Cupcakes are the perfect Fall Dessert. Not to mention, they make a great Teacher Appreciation Day gift - it is always a good idea to bring your teacher an apple, especially an Apple Cupcake!

Author: Nicole Burkholder
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  • 1 box cake mix, plus ingredients called for ((any flavor you like))
  • 1 tub vanilla or strawberry frosting ((strawberry is easier to color red))
  • red food coloring
  • candy leaf decorations ((I found mine at Michael's))
  • pretzel sticks
  • small balls of foil for shaping cupcakes


  1. Prepare cake mix according to instructions on the box. Line a cupcake pan with liners and fill 2/3 full with batter. Don't overfill! Place a small ball of foil in the pan to shape the cake as it bakes. 

    How to make a cupcake shaped into an apple
  2. Once the cupcakes have cooled, you may have to cut the tops off a bit so they are flat instead of domed. Remove the foil balls. Color your frosting red and frost the tops smoothly. 

  3. Cut the pretzel sticks in half and insert in the side (where the foil balls were.) Top with a candy leaf and you're done! 

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