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.
Apple cupcakes w/Cream Cheese frosting
Wiltonę Light Green Colored Sugars & Dark Green Colored Sugars
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)
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.