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Back to School Cupcakes

Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • 1 box of white cake mix any brand
  • Ingredients to make cupcakes
  • White frosting
  • White cupcake liners
  • Rolling pin
  • White fondant
  • Apple Icing Decorations optional but super cute (you can see how to make something similar from chocolate here)
  • Wilton Edible Markers
  • Ruler
  • 2.75 " round cookie/biscuit cutters


  • Mix the white cake mix according to the package directions.  Add to a muffin tin and bake according to package directions. Remove from the oven and let cool prior to decorating. Take a small handful of white fondant and gently roll out using a rolling pin. If the fondant sticks, use a little bit of powdered sugar to help make it easier to work with. Once the fondant is rolled to about 1/4" thick, then use the 2.75" round cookie cutter to cut the fondant - repeat this process for all cupcakes.
  • Once you have all the fondant toppers ready, use the ruler and a red edible marker to make the first red line down the side of the fondant.
  • Next, use the blue edible marker to make three paper lines across the fondant in the opposite direction so it looks like paper. Repeat this process with all the fondant toppers.
  • Generously frost each cupcake and place the fondant on top of each cupcake. Place a small amount of frosting on the back of the apple icing and place on top of the fondant.   Repeat with all cupcakes.