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Fall Leaves Cupcakes +Video

    You won’t believe how easy these colorful fall leaves cupcakes were to decorate. Yellow and Orange frosting with chocolate leaves are stunning for your autumn party. Try this recipe.

    Adorable Autumn Leaves Cupcakes

    These chocolate leaves and stunning colored cupcakes were 100% inspired by the changing leaves on the trees, in the wind, and on the ground here in West Virginia. These Cupcakes are easy to make and are absolutely stunning to serve.

    I love the yellow, orange, and red swirls on the frosting. Isn’t it pretty! Doesn’t it just scream FALL to you? Well, it does to me. And these are easy fall cupcakes on top.

    You won't believe how easy these fall leaves cupcakes were to decorate. Yellow and Orange frosting with chocolate leaves are so stunning for your Autumn Party.

    Tips on Making the Chocolate Leaves

    Making the chocolate leaves is pretty easy. Here’s a template I created that you can print and use. 

    1. Melt the chocolate:
      You’ll want to melt your chocolate in a piping bag. I popped it in the microwave for 1 minute at 70% power. Massage the bag and then microwave again for 30 seconds at 70% power. It should be all molten now.
      You can also place the piping bag or baggie into hot water to melt.
    2. Print the template and place it on a cookie sheet. Cover the template with parchment paper or wax paper and snip off the tip of the piping bag. 
    3. Trace the outline: There is no need to be precise or perfect. Make the chocolate a little thick and have the center parts touch the edge of the leaves. Set the tray aside to dry while you make the frosting.
    You won't believe how easy these fall leaves cupcakes were to decorate. Yellow and Orange frosting with chocolate leaves are so stunning to serve at your Autumn party.

    How to Make the Colored Frosting

    Make your favorite buttercream frosting. If you’re in a rush, you can whip together a can of vanilla frosting with a cup of powdered sugar and a bit of vanilla extra for some quick and easy frosting. 

    Prepare a piping bag with a large piping tip – I used a Wilton 1M tip. Dip a toothpick into your desired food coloring and “paint” lines on the inside of the bag.

    You won’t always see the color or it may bead up and that’s ok. You’ll see it when the frosting is added to the bag.

    Chocolate Cupcakes with chocolate leaves on a wooden cake platter with a few cupcakes and greens on the table.

    As you pipe your frosting, the colors will first appear very bright but will fade as you continue. Don’t add a ton of food coloring. It won’t look pretty and it will run out the tip.

    FYI – Food coloring gels work best for sticking to the bag longer than water-based coloring.

    Not sure if you can make the chocolate leaves to decorate the cupcakes? You can always try to make chocolate shards, make your own sprinkles, or create gold fondant leaf cupcake topper.

    I have a lot of Cupcake Recipes!

    You won't believe how easy these fall leaves cupcakes were to decorate. Yellow and Orange frosting with chocolate leaves are so stunning to serve at your Autumn party.
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    Colorful Leaves Fall Cupcakes

    These fall leaves cupcakes come in stunning colors of autumn. Yellow and Orange frosting topped with chocolate leaves. Your new autumn cupcake idea.
    Total Time 55 minutes
    Course Cupcakes
    Cuisine American
    Servings 24 cupcakes
    Calories 254 kcal

    Ingredients 

    Instructions 

    • Bake your favorite batch of cupcakes.
    • Make some vanilla frosting, following our recipe, or mix together canned frosting and powdered sugar until thick.
    • Put the frosting into a piping bag with a 1M star tip. Alternate adding a stripe of food coloring to the inside of the bag. Fill the bag with frosting and pipe on your frosting.
    • Print out the leaf outline.
    • Place a handful of chocolate chips in a baggie and place them into hot water or microwave to melt. Massage the baggie to make sure that it’s all molten then snip off the corner of the bag and pipe leaf outlines onto parchment paper.
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    • Refrigerate to set the chocolate leaves for 10 minutes. Place a leaf on top of a cupcake and serve at your fall party!

    Notes

    Unfortunately, these cupcakes were made in 2013 and I can no longer find these Wilton Fall Leaf Tulip Cupcake Liners.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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