Wednesday, October 20, 2010

bobbing for apples

i don't remember my age
on the day of my very first halloween party
but i do remember
costumes were compulsory
(something i still require)
and there were games
like 
bobbing for apples
each apple holding a prize
some had coins
others had slips of paper, wrapped in plastic
naming a prize
and i remember
getting really wet
and laughing 
until my stomach hurt
it is a halloween tradition
that i think has sadly gone by the wayside
so i am bringing it back
with these cupcakes
an homage
to a favorite childhood game
bobbing for apples cupcakes
bake your favorite cupcakes
frost with buttercream (tinted blue)
make small balls out of marzipan
dip the balls in red food color and let dry
poke a hole with a toothpick and insert a chocolate jimmie
wrap with a cupcake wrapper shaped as a bucket
i don't have a template to share, but i took a cupcake wrapper, traced it on silver paper, then added handles
just a little black marker, gave them a bit of depth
so easy, right?
check out more fun stuff over at tatertots and jello weekend wrap-up

14 comments:

  1. So cute! I didn't even know they were cupcakes. Kudos to your creativity!

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  2. Those are just about the cutest things ever!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. Let me know how the apple squares turn out for you if you do make them :)

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  3. Christy,
    Oh so creative, the days of bobbing for apples as you said has gone by the wayside. But I love the idea of the cupcakes how fun and creative. What did you bake the cupcakes in? I can't quite figure it out. Have a Happy Halloween!

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  4. Christy - how seriously cute! Bobbing for apples, I can't remember the last time I saw bobbing for apples - I so want to do that this year!

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  5. Thanks everyone for the nice comments...i think they are adorable too!
    @mrs mix-it i bake all my cupcakes in paper nut cups...but these can be done in any cupcake paper. the "pail" wrapper is made of some silver paper i had leftover from christmas. i just fashioned them to look like a pail and wrapped them around the cupcake.

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  6. OMHappiness...these cupcakes have given me a HUGE smile! LOVE your creativity!!!!

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  7. Oh my heavens!! Those are darling, simply darling! You are so creative!

    My girls love bobbing for apples. Every Halloween they put together a little family party, with the sole purpose of having the opportunity to stick their heads in a tub of water and chomp around for an apple!

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  8. This is the most genius and refreshing cupcake Idea I have seen in ages! Can I pretty please share these on tickled pink!?

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  9. Such a great idea! I will have to bring these to the party next weekend!

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  10. Christy -- How did I miss this post? These are so cute and I super adore marzipan -- always have always will. Joni

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  11. The are so cute! I love the tiny apples. :)

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