Have I told y'all that I love fall? Especially the leaves. There is something magical about all the rich, earthy colors. As a tribute to fall I made these chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and chocolate oak leaves.
Let's start by making the chocolate oak leaves. Roll some modeling chocolate out on parchment or waxed paper. Use a small leaf shaped cookie cutter or cut around a template. I had both a maple leaf and an oak leaf cutter. I decided to only use the oak leaves on the cupcakes.
Here they are with all of the veining done. It gives them a little more character, don't you think?
Use a Wilton tip 2D to pipe the swirls of peanut butter frosting on the cupcakes and top with the chocolate pearls and oak leaves.
I'll be posting my recipe for the peanut butter frosting separately.