Fondant was the main ingredient for the decorations. I have been considering learning to do gum paste because I understand I can roll that out thinner. Not this day though - went with what I know. Tinted the fondant various colors of fall.
Rolled them into big ole imperfect balls - because when have you ever seen a perfectly round pumpkin? then I used the pizza cutter you see to the right to run lines from top to bottom in no perfect order. Not deeply.
And Tah Dah............the Apple Cupcakes turned out soooo sooo cute! I used some of the leftover leaf fondant to chop into tiny pieces. Then I scattered the small pieces onto the cupcakes without leaves.
and then popped a brown piece of fondant in for the stem. No broken off pumpkin stems here baby.
For the leaves I took Green, Red, Yellow, Mustard, Orange and Brown fondant. I should have documented this, but there were kids starting to mill a bit and I was scattering them away. Forgot pics. So I rolled the colors in log shapes - lined them up next to one another - rolled them out with a rolling pin - folded them over one another - rolled them out - repeat repeat until I had the color pattern I wanted - then I used leaf shape cookie cutters.