Cupcakes - Dark Chocolate. Leaves - Haribo Fruity Pasta Extra Sour Gummi Candy. Icing - Cream Cheese Frosting (mixed with Wiltonę red food gel food coloring + instead of using vanilla extract, i use apple cider instead). Stems - Real apple stems Lastly Wiltonę red and pink sugar sprinkles.
Normally I wouldn't acknowledge this type of question and here is why! It bears no difference when they were baked, to be honest, I'd like my viewers focus more on my photography skill than my culinary endeavor. I make food for one reason and one reason only - food photography! I make food because I need the subject matter to take photos of and I quite like the idea that I am able to control the colors, designs, sizes and varieties.
Now let me ask you, does it matter when they were made?
Oh no, it doesn't matter when they were made, I was just wondering since you are a frequent updater and the theme of what food you made has correspondence to the seasons/holidays. Sorry if I troubled or offended you
Ps. The devil IS in the details...personally I reject the idea using pretzel sticks as stems, the texture/the bite of the pretzel sticks are hard, crunchy and even at times salty, quite the opposite from the soft and sweet textures of the cupcakes.
But I also understand not everyone has apple tree in their garden...
I never realized such a small change could have that impact. I've actually never taken the time to pay attention to the scent of the apple stem; it's either never there or I never thought to smell it. Though it's still so interesting, regardless of the explanation you give, to see you use the stems. It's just atypical compared to what I usually see, so kudos to you for doing something different.
have you ever smell the stems that's been cut from an apple tree? if not, why not give it a try! the stems carries this sweet scent and the scent permeate into the cupcake itself, hence using the stems.
someone suggested i "should" use this and that...and never bother to ask why i used the stem...