Hey everyone! It’s been a week since my last post, so I hope ya’ll didn’t forget about me! I promise I have not been slacking off. hehe. I’ve been busy preparing the next projects I have lined up, and I’ve completed one of them last night. I won’t be sharing these projects with you just yet, instead I took a little break to put together a tutorial for you. If you remember a few posts back I had shared with you the “cupcake” candy favor that I had made for my niece, Sofia, and told you I will be sharing a DIY tutorial for these cuties. So here it is! However instead of just a “cupcake”, how about an “apple”?! Wouldn’t that make such a cute “back to school” treat for teachers? Yup, I thought so too! Now, let’s get started!
First you need to gather your supplies.
Oops, I forgot to include a toothpick in the picture… so make sure to get one. You only need one Tootsie Roll, the rest is for you to snack on. hehe. You don’t have to use sixlets; you can use any candy you want. And your “apple” doesn’t have to be red; it can be green or even yellow!
Other optional supplies: green cardstock, scrapbook paper, stickers/labels.
Tear out a piece of plastic wrap that is about 14″ long. To avoid sixlets from rolling all over the place, I do use a small bowl to assist me. I place the plastic wrap in the small bowl and pour in about 3.7 oz of sixlets (a kitchen scale would be handy here if you have one)… weight will vary if you use different candy.
Gather up the ends and twist really tight forming a somewhat rounded top.
You can use a twisty tie or tape to hold the twisted end in place.
Coil the twisted end, and tape it down with regular tape (I like keeping that excess rather cut it off because it gives the “cupcake” top a lift).
Then place double sided tape on top of the taped coil. I used 3 pieces and crisscrossed them.
Place the candy ball in the cupcake liner.
To make the apple stem, get a Tootsie Roll and cut a bit off of the end.
At this point, if you would like, you can cut out a leaf from cardstock and poke a little hole at one end. Insert the toothpick through the leaf, and into the Tootsie Roll.
Then insert the “stem” in the center of your “cupcake”…
And you’ve got yourself an “apple”! You can stop here if you would like or you can continue on to packaging…
To package it I used a 3×3 clear square box, cardstock/scrapbook paper, ribbon, and a label.
Cut the cardstock/scrapbook paper just a tad bit smaller than the box so it can sit nice and flat. Place a piece of double sided tape at the bottom of the paper and place in the box. Then place another piece of double sided tape on top of the paper in the center (this will help the “apple” stay in place). Then carefully place your “apple” in the box. As the finishing touch, add ribbon around the box and tape down with a label if you would like. I had purchased these labels last year from Parties by Hardie, but had printed them on regular white cardstock and used them as tags. This time I printed them on sticker paper. Of course, you can always make your own labels or just buy cute school themed stickers.
That’s it! You are done! You have a nicely packaged cute “apple” (or “cupcake”) to give to your child’s teacher!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!