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Fall Tree Cupcakes – An Easy Fall Cupcake Decoration

Make these fun fall tree cupcakes for a class or harvest party. Click through to see how easy these Autumn treats are to make!

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Fall Tree Cupcakes – Simple and Fun Fall Cupcakes

We love to make simple and fun food here on Ruffles and Rain Boots. These easy Fall tree cupcakes are just the thing for a Harvest Party celebration, a class birthday during Autumn, or just because you want to make something pretty.

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Ingredients for Our Fun Harvest Cupcakes 

I know you’re busy, so if you want to start with a boxed cupcake mix you go right on ahead! This fun Fall cupcake decoration works with either homemade cupcakes or help-made cupcakes. ;)

This recipe yields 12 cupcakes.

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  • your favorite cupcake recipe (or box mix + ingredients)
  • 10 ounces Wilton chocolate candy melts
  • chocolate and vanilla frosting (homemade or store-bought)
  • Fall leaf sprinkles/decorations
  • small sandwich bag or decorating bag
  • parchment paper
  • cupcake liners in Fall patterns or colors
  • toothpicks, optional

Fall Tree Cupcake in liner

How to: Chocolate Trees, a Fall Cupcake Decorating Idea

  1. Microwave the candy melts per the package instructions and place into a decorating or small plastic bag. Snip off the corner of the bag and squeeze the chocolate onto the parchment paper forming the outline of a tree with small branches. Be sure not to make the trees much taller than 2 inches otherwise they might topple over on the cupcakes. Also, take note to make the tree trunks thick so they’re sturdy.
  2. Once the tree has been piped, sprinkle Fall leaves onto the chocolate (while still wet). Make between 20-24 trees (a couple will break during assembly). Allow the trees to set (~30 minutes). You can put them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool faster.

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How to Make Autumn Cupcakes 

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Fall Tree Cupcakes

Fall Tree Cupcake in liner

Make these fun fall tree cupcakes for a class or harvest party. Click through to see how easy these Autumn treats are to make!

Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • your favorite cupcake recipe (or box mix + ingredients)
  • 10 ounces Wilton chocolate candy melts
  • chocolate and vanilla frosting (homemade or store-bought)
  • Fall leaf sprinkles/decorations

Instructions

  1. Microwave the candy melts per the package instructions and place into a decorating or small plastic bag. Snip off the corner of the bag and squeeze the chocolate onto the parchment paper forming the outline of a tree with small branches. Be sure not to make the trees much taller than 2 inches otherwise they might topple over on the cupcakes. Also, take note to make the tree trunks thick so they’re sturdy.
  2. Once the tree has been piped, sprinkle Fall leaves onto the chocolate (while still wet). Make between 20-24 trees (a couple will break during assembly). Allow the trees to set (~30 minutes). You can put them in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool faster.
  3. Bake and cool the cupcakes completely. While they are baking, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Generously frost cupcakes and insert a decoration into each of the Fall tree cupcakes. You can sprinkle a few more leaves in the frosting. Repeat for all cupcakes.

Notes

For more cupcake decorating ideas, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots.

Additional Supplies:

  • small sandwich bag or decorating bag
  • parchment paper
  • cupcake liners in Fall patterns or colors
  • toothpicks, optional

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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