Do you like apples? Certainly, I do. And I have reasons why I love this fruit.
First, let’s have a little background. Apples were one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples grow on small, deciduous trees called an apple tree that generally prefers deep loam, but can also be grown on soils that are sandy or heavy clay.
This fruit is also associated to Adam and Eve’s story in the Christian Tradition and believe to be the “forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden”. As a result, it has become a loaded symbol that represents, among other things, temptation, sin, immortality, seduction, the forbidden, and knowledge.
But, on the other side, there are plenty of health benefits that you can get from this pomaceous fruit. It is a good source of soluble and insoluble fibers that prevent cholesterol buildup in the heart, prevent constipation, and boost your immune system. So it is best to eat apples with their skin because almost half of the vitamin C content is just underneath the skin.
Apples are delicious, easy to carry for snacking, low in calories, a natural mouth freshener, and they are still very inexpensive. And I also use apples as one of the ingredients in making desserts or drinks.
Now, I will be teaching you how to make an apple cupcake! Isn’t that sweet?
Well, just try this and it will surely suit your taste. Have an apple cupcake today!
You will need:
– 12 pieces of vanilla cupcakes, baked and cooled
– 2 – 3 cups buttercream (or store bought canned icing)
– Red Liquid gel
– Green Liquid Gel
– Pretzels choco stick for the stem
– 1 big can Sweetened Apple Filling
– 2 pieces piping bag
– Paring Knife
– Wilton Tip #2A for the apple top
– Wilton Tip #352 for the leaf
With a paring knife, slide the tip of the blade into the top of cupcake and twist to remove the doomed crust and hollow out the center.
Using a spoon, gently place the sweetened apple filling on the shallow cupcake’s center. Make sure it will not spill out on the sides of the cupcake.
Use two cups of the buttercream and color it with red. Slip into the first piping bag Wilton Tip #2A and fill it with the red buttercream. Hold your piping bag filled with buttercream upright in the center of your cupcake. Squeeze out the frosting in a circular motion from the center to the outer.
Make sure that the entire sweetened apple filling is covered with the buttercream frosting for a crisp finish.
Cut the Pretzel Choco and stick it on the center of the cupcake to look like a stem.
Color the one cup buttercream with green gel paste. Use the second piping bag with Wilton Tip #352 attached. Filled the bag with the green buttercream. Then squeeze out the frosting from the end of the Pretzel stick to create a leaf.
Tada! Kind of cool how the buttercream doesn’t fall off into the sides of the cupcake, right? Or maybe it did. No biggie. Just clean that out and on to the next.
Keep your assembly line going – don’t stop till you get enough!
Bring these cupcakes to the party and you will be high fived by million friends.
So, remember “an Apple a day will keep the doctor away!” and have this apple cupcake to “brighten up your day!”
Lots of LOVE
Riah – The Happy Baker