1½ c. whipped vanilla frosting
red paste or gel coloring
12 unfrosted cupcakes
Stems: 3 sm. unwrapped Tootsie Rolls, cut lengthwise in quarters
Leaves: 12 gumdrop spearmint leaves
12 gummy worms
Tint frosting red. Spoon into the plastic bag, snip off one corner and pipe the outline of an apple on top of each cupcake. Pipe frosting within outline to fill, then spread frosting evenly. Press a Tootsie Roll stem and gumdrop leaf onto each apple. Worm hole: Insert drinking straw through frosting into cupcake, then remove. Place end of worm into hole.
Janice Harvey, Charlevoix