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Back to School Cupcakes

Jenny from NY Melrose Family is here to share a fun Back to School Cupcake with us!

The Back to School rush will be here before we know it… summer always goes way to fast around our house.

Jenny’s going to take it from here…


As a teacher I enjoy my Summers off and in order to get in the mood to go back I like to create a treat that makes going back easier.

Last year I made cupcakes with buttercream icing and red sugar on top to create an apple cupcake. I thought for a Back to School Cupcake this year I’d try something a bit healthier. This Back to School Cupcake is a strawberry blueberry muffin topped with my homemade Strawberry Jam.

Back to School Cupcake

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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.

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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!

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Such cute ideas for Back to School- thanks Jenny for sharing with us!

I’d love to try those Back to School Cupcakes… YUM!  Quick and Easy is always a plus 🙂

Happy Friday everybody!!

xoxo~ Jenny and Ruthie

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  1. Melissa B says:

    Your cupcakes look delicious!
    Great ideas!! =)