Back to School Cupcake #BacktoSchoolWeek

August 21, 2013 by Jenny Melrose

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For some reason whenever I think of back to school I always think of an apple.  It might be because I was always the student bringing the apple in for my teacher {I know, shocker!} or it could be the fact that I just adore apple picking.  Regardless, this Back to School Cupcake is sure to be a hit with the inside being a strawberry blueberry muffin topped with my homemade Strawberry Jam and finished off with a sweet treat.

Back to School Cupcake

Back to School Cupcake

The ingredients for this cupcake are super simple.  You’ll need one box of Betty Crocker’s Wild Blueberry Muffin mix and a packet of strawberry jello.  First, you need to prepare the muffin mix batter according to the directions on the box.  Then simply add a packet of strawberry jello gelatin to the muffin mix.  The batter will turn a gorgeous pink color.  Bake the muffins according to the box and then let cool.

To create the apple look, top the semi-cooled muffin with Strawberry Jam.  You don’t want the muffin to be fully cooled so that the jam melts a bit into the muffin and is easier to spread on the top.  For the stem of the apple I used a pretzel stick and a spearmint candy leaf.

Strawberry Blueberry Muffin

If you’re looking to get more in the mood for Back to School be sure to check out my Back to School Wreath and Back to School Centerpieces.  They are simple and cute!  We are on to Day 3 of Back to School Week.  If you missed out on the fabulous giveaway, have no fear because you can find it here.

#BacktoSchoolWeek Graphic

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  • Heather @ French Press

    I always think of apples too 🙂 and these are adorable

  • Diana Rambles

    Super cute!

  • Kari V. @ Sunshine In My Pocket

    These sound yummy!

  • Miss Tasty

    These are just too cute!! Your girl’s teachers are going to LOVE you!

    • Jenny Melrose

      The funny part Meghan is that they are for my colleagues. I work as a specialist in my school so I have to find a way to work well with all of my staff, which can be interesting at times. I try to butter them up in the beginning of the year with a sweet.

  • Tanya Schroeder

    How smart Jenny! I love, love, love the way these turned out! I love the jam ON TOP of the muffin!

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much Tanya. I felt this cupcake was a bit healthier than last years that was buttercream frosting and covered in sugar sprinkles.

  • Lisa @ Wine & Glue

    Super cute Jenny!

  • Made From Pinterest

    Wow! This looks deee-licious! We’d love to have you share your recipe at our weekly Saturday Link Party ! Deb @

  • Catherine

    These look so pretty! A great treat for back to school. Blessings, Catherine

  • Jenny Melrose

    These cupcakes are so fun! What a great idea~

    We’d love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let’s party!!

    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

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