Maple Leaf Autumn Cupcakes

Yield 12 Cupcakes



Ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and fold both fondant colors with one another, creating a “marbled” look

Lightly dust a clean working surface with cornstarch and roll out your marbled fondant, until it is about ¼ of an inch thick. Using your cookie cutter, cut out 12 maple leaf shapes.

Place each shape on your lined baking sheet. Using a paring knife, score lines on random areas of each leaf, to give them some texture. Fold each leaf slightly.

Using an electric mixture, beat butter, sugar and milk on slow speed. Gradually increase to high and add yellow gel food coloring. The buttercream is ready once the ingredients are smooth and form semi-stiff peaks.

Using a piping bag, frost each cupcake and top with a maple leaf fondant piece.

Recipe by The Happy Home Life at