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Apple A Day

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  • Hands-On Time:1 Hour 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
  • Servings: 7 Vanilla Cupcakes
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Ingredients


Baking Instructions

  1. Spread some vanilla frosting on the cupcakes and place the mini doughnut piece, flat side down, on top. Place the cupcakes in the freezer for 15 minutes, until slightly frozen.
  2. Cut the wheat sticks in half lengthwise on the diagonal. Shape into a stem. Roll out the green fruit chews to a 1/8 inch thickness. Cut the flattened fruit chews into 1½ by ¾ inch leaf shapes. Press a line with the back of a paring knife to make crease down the center and pinch one end of candy to make 10 leaves.
  3. Working on one cupcake at a time, spread some frosting on top and sides of the chilled cupcake to fill in the gaps and lightly coat the doughnut, keeping the shape of the doughnut top to look like the top of an apple. Return cupcake to the freezer and repeat with the remaining cupcakes.
  4. Tint the remaining vanilla frosting yellow with the food coloring. Spoon the yellow frosting into a 2 cup glass measuring cup.
  5. Microwave the yellow frosting, stirring frequently, until it is the texture of lightly whipped cream, about 45 seconds. Remove 1 cupcake from the freezer at a time. Holding 1 chilled cupcake by its paper bottom, dip it into the yellow frosting just up to the liner. Hold the cupcake above the surface and allow the excess frosting to drip off. Turn right side up and let stand. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes. If the frosting becomes too thick, reheat for several seconds, stirring well.
  6. Let cupcakes stand about 15 minutes to allow frosting to set. Lightly spray cupcakes with spots of the red spray food coloring to look like the blush on the apples.
  7. Insert the honey wheat stick stems with the green fruit chew leaves at the top of the apple cupcakes.

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Double Decadent Brownies

Double Decadent Brownies

You can have double decadent brownies. Simply combine 1/3 of a cup of coarsely chopped white chocolate and 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening in a small, heavy saucepan. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Drizzle over your brownies.


Carrot Cheesecake

Carrot Cheesecake

I made this cake for my girlfriend's birthday and everyone loved it! But be sure to bake it in a 10 inch or larger springform pan. My first attempt was in a 9 inch and the middle was not set and a bit too high. I also used the can cream cheese frosting but made it special by adding just a teaspoon of pineapple juice and created a doily effect by forcing it through a small zip lock bag. I squiggled the frosting all over and then sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top. Beautiful and delicious!





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