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Apple Cupcakes

Martha Stewart Kids, Fall 2003

 

Happy times with kids call for cheerful cupcakes. Easier to serve than cake, cupcakes require no slicing, no plates, and no forks -- and every child gets her fair share of icing.

The designs on this page start as Chocolate Cupcakes or Vanilla Cupcakes iced with Swiss Meringue Buttercream -- perfect for spreading in thin layers or sculpting into thick mounds (and licking from the bowl).

The cupcakes can be baked a week ahead and frozen, but decorate them no more than a day before serving. Set up an assembly line, and put kids in charge of affixing candy eyes, gumdrop cheeks, and other trimmings. Pack the cupcakes in a shallow plastic container, and stuff crumpled waxed paper in between. Then dole them out and watch kids marvel for a second before opening wide!

Apple Cupcake How-To

The teacher will have a soft spot for a little scholar whose September birthday brings these scrumptious apples to her classroom. Lots of thick icing forms the rounded shape, and each gets a pretzel stem and a leaf cut from sour tape.

 

Comments (1)

  • Happy_Birthday_Dr_Seuss 28 Jan, 2013

    Apple Cupcakes
    Russell's Monday Brunch
    Monday Brunch Guest Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood, PhD
    Nutritious and Delicious!