As summer comes to a close, it’s almost time for the kids to head back to school. And, what better way to celebrate the occasion than by enjoying these precious apple-shaped cupcakes? Themed desserts are always more fun, and these tasty treats are sure to be the hit of back-to-school parties, family celebrations, or fall-centric events. Not to mention, we think any teacher would be thrilled to receive an "apple cupcake" instead of the traditional apple on the first day of school! The combination of vanilla buttercream, gumdrop gummies, moist white cake, and pretzel sticks creates a delicious and irresistible sweet-and-salty flavor. Want to know the trick to making the perfect apple shape? Simply place a glass marble on the outside of each muffin liner before baking the cupcakes; this allows for the cake batter to mold into the ideal apple shape. The pretzel stick doubles as a stem for the final touch, complete with a candy lime wedge leaf. The kids will go crazy for this fun, delightful treat!

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