I saw this cute idea on the Family Fun website and decided to make it for my kids as a surprise when they got home from their first day of school. It was super easy and my kids LOVED it. They thought it was the coolest thing ever. We also gave some to their friends that live next door and I put one in their lunches the next day. Family Fun has such good ideas that are always easy and successful.
Back to School Cupcakes
Yellow, whtie, and green frosting
chocolate covered grahm cookies
red skittles or other candy
white good & plenty candies (I used white tic tacs)
Cover the cupcakes with yellow frosting and allow them to sit for an hour before decorating. Dab each red Skittle or M&M with a bit of green frosting for the apple's leaf, then set them aside.
Put a tablespoon or two of white frosting into a small plastic bag for piping. Cut a very small hole in a corner of the bag, twist the top of the bag closed, and secure it with a rubber band or twist tie. Piping the frosting gently out of the hole, write messages on the chocolate-covered graham crackers. Leave space at the bottom of the cookie, where it'll be stuck into the cupcake.
Cut a groove in the cupcake's frosting with a knife, then fit a blackboard into the groove. Add one Skittle or M&M apple and a piece of Good & Plenty chalk, as shown.
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