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Granny Smith Apple Cupcakes by theresahelmer Granny Smith Apple Cupcakes by theresahelmer
I had so much fun making the Red Delicious Apple Cupcakes a few days back. So i made some Green Granny Smith Apple Cupcakes today for Valentine treat.

:bulletgreen: Apple cupcakes w/Cream Cheese frosting
:bulletgreen: Fondant leaves
:bulletgreen: Wiltonę Light Green Colored Sugars & Dark Green Colored Sugars
:bulletgreen: I used real apple tree stems and here is why - Have you ever smelled the stems that's been freshly cut from an apple tree? if not, why not give it a try! the apple stems carries this sweet scent and the scent permeate into the cupcake itself, hence using the stems. Yes, i could use other materials (pretzels, tootsie roll, black licorice...) but the stems has always been my preferred choice. (Eating a dessert, any desserts, should be an experience in taste, texture and aesthetically pleasing to your eyes. Harmonious combination is essential)
:bulletgreen: Pretzels as stems is an easy option. I reject the idea because pretzels carries the salty and crunchy texture, it simply does not offer the cohesiveness i hope to achieve in my cupcakes. Other choices clashes with the lightness of the cupcakes, to me, they are also bad choices.

Details. Details. Details....set my baked goods from others...the devil is in the details still right?! Example: I used two colored sugar sprinkles. Why you ask? Real apples does not offer one shade of green + two shades of greens yields a better photo in the end.



More apple-related desserts:

Red Delicious Apple Cupcakes by theresahelmer  Candy Apples by theresahelmer  Candy Apples by theresahelmer



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:iconsamwolf3974:
samwolf3974 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love granny smith apples!
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:iconiss51:
ISS51 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very fun idea!
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:iconhyperactivechaosgirl:
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, I'm really loving the Granny Smith Apple cupcakes here~
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Seawindwindkiss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Wow!!!
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:iconlottysama505:
LottySama505 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!!!
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is wonderful!  If I ever had a wedding or some sort of huge party, I'd choose you over anyone else to give me food ideas/instructions.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wow, thank you so much! Perhaps if that day come...you can ask me for some ideas, I'll be happy working along with you 
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:iconmonarte:
monarte Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like the green better than the red ones :) I like your work, I agree about the details, they really do make the difference.
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014   Artist
its lovely ^^
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:iconfredyhannover:
FredyHannover Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Seem incredibly delicious !
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
These are sweet. No pun intended :D
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
lol
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:iconmyanko92:
myanko92 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Wow, reading about how much detail and effort goes into your desserts is SO interesting!  You are completely right: the details make all the difference, and really make everything so beautiful and special!  I will definitely keep all these details in mind.  :)  
And I can really see how your philosophy about desserts affects everything you make.  They all look so wonderful; like works of art. ^v^
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Aawww...thank (a secret, my kids has high expectations of their old mommy...lol)
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:iconmyanko92:
myanko92 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
You're welcome!  *^v^*  (Haha, I think every child does...and I'm sure that you do live up to theirs!  Cuz you're a really amazing and wonderful person.  ^v^)
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
I think I told you this before...I have this great maternal feelings about you, thank you for being such wonderful thoughtful young lady, I would have been proud to have a daughter like you!
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:iconmyanko92:
myanko92 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Thank you so very, very much for your kind and loving words.  I cannot express how happy they've made me. They really made my day.  ^v^  Thank you so very, very much.  I really, really appreciate it, and I want to say that I'm really glad that I am friends with you!  It makes my days really wonderful to be able to talk to a wonderful lady like you!  ^v^
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
So lovely:love:
Your talent is SUPER!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
You are sweet....
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:iconfunsmilies:
FunSmilies Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
So cute =D
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:iconflaviarogue:
FlaviaRogue Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Beautiful and creative!
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:iconvanilla-the-wolf:
Vanilla-the-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Writer
:iconapplebloomsadplz:,:iconapplejacksadplz:,:iconbigmacintoshplz::iconsaysplz: GRANDMA?!
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:iconbulbaderp:
Bulbaderp Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you read the fanfic, did you?
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:iconvanilla-the-wolf:
Vanilla-the-wolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Writer
Yup
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
This is beautiful and wonderful in itself--not to mention how well they have been photographed! The DOF is perfect as well as the lighting.  Excellent work all around.  :clap:
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LiverpoolStacy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I agree with everything stated above ... Absolutely lovely, would be difficult for so,e people to destroy something so pretty to eat it, but I bet we'd get over the guilt pretty fast knowing you could make more.  Thank you for including the details on how you made them so I can appreciate your thoughtful process that much more.  (I used to be a cake decorator...now you're making me want to go back to it!) 
 Let them jump out of cake 
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   General Artist
Oh man, these look simply amazing :heart: I may have to try this someday :nod:
both these and the delicious apples look beautiful! amazing work!

I agree with you, the smell of apple stems are wonderful, I've noticed that as well.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
SOOOOO happy, someone else knows about this "secret"...thanks for your comment :D (Big Grin) Clap :D (Big Grin) 
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   General Artist
I think it was my grandma that taught me that :giggle:
you're welcome :heart:
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KZ-jello Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
These apple cupcakes are very attractive and delicious looking!! I love how the picture seems to fade from yellow at the top to blue at the bottom, and the green apple cupcakes are in the middle of the two colors :D The leaves are very detailed :) Nice work
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
It always makes happy when someone "discover" my deliberate/calculated color arrangement. None of my photos are just happened to look certain way...since I have no art training whatsoever, I am always mindful to do my best no matter what...
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:iconreeserella:
Reeserella Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.:)
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:icongrachiela:
Grachiela Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
love it! it looks so creative plus delicious.

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TaliC-os Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I want some ._.
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:iconthestrategos:
TheStrategos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, these are so pretty, I love how sparkly the frosting makes the apples look!
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xXAngelAnarchyXx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should write a cookbook :3
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
:) (Smile) 
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WolfHybrid5 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD LOOKS SSSSOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: ABSENCE OF MIND. 
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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:iconwolfhybrid5:
WolfHybrid5 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

YOUR WELCOME AND THEY LOOK DELISIOUS:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 

LOL SORRY IF I SPELLED IT WRONGSweating a little... 

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:iconledarkness1:
LeDarkness1 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
So adorable and yummy looking!!!!!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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:iconcutiebunny15:
cutiebunny15 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
it looks so good and yummy...now im hungry XD
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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gabriellelincourt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
:) :D
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:iconryoxsaku:
ryoxsaku Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
looks so cute and yummy  Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) 
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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ryoxsaku Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
ur welcome  :happy-wave: 
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CrescentNubila Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
These looking absolutely stunning! (and my mom loves these too! ^_^)   Clap  Heart 
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