#Baking – How to make apple cupcakes
Michael asked me to make him some cupcakes to take to school for his friends. We debated the best flavour of cupcake and decided on vanilla. I thought it would be fun to colour the cupcake batter and make the cupcakes a bit more interesting. I decided on red and green for a change.
The cupcakes rose beautifully and came out well rounded on the top.
The cupcakes reminded me a bit of apples so I thought I would try and make apple cupcakes.
I used a small, sharp knife to cut a small piece out of the top of the cupcakes. I then covered the cupcakes with a thin layer of royal icing. I rolled out a green and red coloured fondant and cut pieces large enough to cover the top of the cupcakes. I smoothed the icing over the cupcakes and into the hole I had cut out.
I cut leaves out of a darker green fondant and inserted a short length of florist’s wire into each leaf. I rolled short tubes of dark brown fondant for the stalks and inserted a short length of florist wire into each of these too.
I used dark green and yellow powder food colour to give the green apples some colour detail and I used dark red for the detail on the red apples. I then inserted sticking out piece of the wires into the stalks and leaves into the apples.
I put three apples in a little basket for this photograph.