Get a a box of mini and regular sized doughnuts and just play around with them. The best tip I can give is to make sure the cupcakes are FIRM before covering up the doughnuts with frosting. If you don't they will start pulling away when you go to dip them in the sprinkles.
12 cupcakes baked in red liners. I used my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe which I also used for the marshmallow turkey cupcakes.
4 cups of red frosting I used Martha Stewart's Vanilla Buttercream and added some red gel food coloring
12 cake doughnuts I used regular size and cut them down to fit on the top of the cupcake. You don't want the doughnut hanging over the side of the cupcake.
12 tootsie rolls
12 green sweetish fish
The How To
After the cupcakes have had a chance to completely cool grab your red frosting and put a layer across the top this will act like the "glue" for the doughnuts.
|This is what your cupcake should NOT look like.|
|Arron is cutting them down...|
|This was my first attempt with the over sized doughnut. Definitely too much hanging off the sides and doesn't look much like an apple.|
|They should have a nice dome appearance to them.|
|Make sure to smooth out the surface. Apples don't have lumpy spots!|
Once you have all the cupcakes covered cut down and shape the tootsie rolls into steams. After you get you're steams how you want them place them in the dimple on the top of the apple. Add the sweetish fish tail down.
|Chopping down the tootsie rolls.|
|All steams and leaves added.|
|Now you've got a bushel of apples!!!|
Since my batter made more than 12 cupcakes this gave me the perfect excused to get my favorite Easter candy and make some pre-Easter cupcakes!
|Of course I had test out the normal size eggs too!|
|Super yummy but next time I will add the eggs half way through the bake time. Maybe this will prevent them from sinking to the bottom.|
|Added the "grass".|
|The perfect Easter Cupcakes!!!!|
|Marshmallowless Bunny Cupcake Toppers|