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Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed! (Red Velvet Apple Cupcakes)

In honor of Johnny Appleseed's birthday (9/26) and our Apple Theme 
we whipped up these adorable & delicious
  Red Velvet Apple Cupcakes!

These are so cute & fairly easy to make.
They do require a lil prep but the end result is worth it!

To turn your red velvet cupcakes into apples you will need
chocolate twizzlers or tootsie rolls
sour apple laffy taffy

What To Do:
1. I cut the twizzlers into 4 pieces to make the stems
2. cut the taffy into small pieces and form a leaf
3. attach taffy leaf to stem by pressing them on - they will stick
Note: keep the taffy relatively thin so it's not too heavy. 
I learned this the hard way!

4. use red food coloring to turn cream cheese icing red
5. attach stems w/leaves to frosted cupcakes &
enjoy your Red Velvet Apple Cupcakes!

Additional Fun:
 Johnny Appleseed



Did you celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday? What did you do?


  1. These are very cute and they look delicious too!
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  2. Those are fantastic looking! Very creative.


  3. How adorable! Visiting from the Hip Homeschool Hop and love the concept of your site! :)

  4. These are really cute and seem easier than some of the other Apple cupcake recipes, creations I have seen previously. Might even be able to pull this one off myself...even as the non-baker that I am
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  5. (oops didnt finish :):)
    yhanks and have a great day
    Cathy and Becca

  6. Great idea to use red velvet. They came out very cute!

  7. Oh my, these cupcakes looks delicious!! Clever you!

    Thank you for sharing to Kids Get Crafty! You rock!!!!


  8. I should not have looked at these while craving cake at 8pm - yum! They look so good, I love the vibrant colours.

  9. Super cool!

    I would love for you to link up your creation at

  10. Those are so cute. We were going to celebrate his birthday, but we had so much junk food right around then and it was daddy's bday the next day so I decided we didn't need another cake. We did read a couple of Johnny Appleseed books to go with our How to Make an apple Pie and See the World unit, and lots of apple stuff.

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