Delight in the colors of autumn with these Festive Fall Candy Tree Cupcakes. Use your favorite cupcake recipe, then decorate your treats with candy trees and nonpareil sprinkles. An easy and quick project for beginning decorators, these fall cupcakes are great for fall birthdays, holidays or just enjoying with a hot cup of apple cider!
Melt candy. Melt Light Cocoa Candy Melts candy according to package instructions.
Prepare decorating bag with melted candy. Cut small tip in bag. Pipe 3 x 3 in. trees (24 needed for 24 cupcakes) on parchment paper-covered cake board. Immediately sprinkle with green, orange, yellow and red nonpareils. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Bake cupcakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in unbleached baking cups.
Make icing. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe instructions.
Decorate cupcakes. Spatula ice cupcakes with buttercream. Sprinkle with green, orange, yellow and red nonpareils.