Easy Cupcakes with a little flair!
Fall is here and the leaves are changing and falling all around. I live in New Hampshire and my son and I were just admiring the pretty leaves in the driveway. The colors look just like these leave on the cupcakes! The leaves are super easy to make- just roll out some fondant and cut out a leaf shape with a cookie cutter! Your kids will love helping! You can get a different cookie cutter and add any fondant shape on the top! Make numbers, letters, hearts, stars, anything that you want!
- One dozen vanilla cupcakes
- 3 oz. yellow fondant
- 3 oz. red fondant
- Cornstarch for rolling
- Maple-leaf cookie cutter
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3-4 tbsp milk
- Yellow gel food coloring
Yields: 12 decorated cupcakes
Ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and fold both fondant colors with one another, creating a “marbled” look
Lightly dust a clean working surface with cornstarch and roll out your marbled fondant, until it is about ¼ of an inch thick. Using your cookie cutter, cut out 12 maple leaf shapes.
Place each shape on your lined baking sheet. Using a paring knife, score lines on random areas of each leaf, to give them some texture. Fold each leaf slightly.
Using an electric mixture, beat butter, sugar and milk on slow speed. Gradually increase to high and add yellow gel food coloring. The buttercream is ready once the ingredients are smooth and form semi-stiff peaks.
Using a piping bag, frost each cupcake and top with a maple leaf fondant piece.