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apple fondant cupcakes

Apple Fondant Cupcake

These apple fondant cupcakes are so simple and easy to make.


  • 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • ½ Stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing
  • 1-2 oz. brown fondant
  • 5-6 oz. red fondant
  • 2-3 oz. green fondant
  • 6 Toothpicks
  • 1 Circular cookie cutter, about 2 inches in diameter


  1. Before you begin decorating, make certain that the cupcakes are cooled down. 

  2. Use an electric mixer to beat together butter, icing sugar and milk in a medium-sized bowl. 

  3. Once combined, use a spatula to put buttercream on the center of each and every cupcake.

  4. Next, roll out the red fondant with a rolling pin until it's about 1/4 inch thick. 

  5. Take your cookie cutter and cut out 12 red circles.

  6. Put a red circle on top of each and every cupcake.

  7. Using kitchen scissors, take your toothpicks and cut them in half. Then put that toothpick in the center of every cupcake, leaving a small portion sticking out of the top.  

How to assemble the fondant cupcake

  1. Take a tiny piece of the brown fondant and roll it into a little cylinder. Take and put into the exposed piece of the inserted toothpick. 

  2. Next, roll out 1-2 green spheres with the green fondant and make certain that it's about 1/3 of an inch thick. 

  3. Then, take and flatten the sphere and mold it into a teardrop shape. If you want to make it realistic looking, give it some lines for texture. 

  4. Take and put a couple of the fondant leaves on the top of the cupcake, next to the stem. 

Recipe Notes

Hint: If the fondant isn't sticking to the surface, use a little bit of water and place on the back to help.