DIY Chocolate Leaf Cupcake Toppers to Celebrate Fall

Finished chocolate leaf cupcake toppers

Using silicone molds like this one, you can dress up store bought or homemade cupcakes in minutes.

The fun fall shapes, like acorns and leaves, are made of melted chocolate, which makes these DIY fall leaf cupcake toppers a yummy way to celebrate fall.

Supplies for Edible Fall Cupcake Toppers


  • White chocolate chips
  • Fall silicone molds (I used Martha Stewart molds from Amazon.)
  • Gel food coloring
  • Small microwave safe bowl
  • Popsicle stick or spoon (for stirring)

Melted chocolate


Step 1: Start by melting the chocolate chips in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time until melted (or with a double broiler if you prefer).

Step 2 // Melt chocolate and mix in food coloring

Step 2: Next, add food coloring to the melted chocolate. I used equal parts orange, red, and brown food coloring. Stir.

Step 3 // Pour chocolate into molds

Step 3: Spoon the chocolate into each mold. Once filled, tap the mold on a flat surface to level out the chocolate and make sure it’s spread evenly.

Adding the complete cupcake toppers to cupcakes

Step 4: Pop the molds into the freezer so the chocolate will harden more quickly. Once hardened, remove from molds and add to cupcakes.

Completed cupcakes with fall leaf toppers

Closeup detail shot of chocolate fall leaf toppers

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