These cupcakes have become a tradition in our house. For the past three years my daughters and I make theses "First Day" cupcakes for their class. They not only expect them, but we all look forward in spending some mommy/daughter time in the kitchen. I usually make a white almond cake with butter cream frosting. The "chalk" and "apple" are candies and the the "blackboard" are cookies. I love being able to bring in these cupcakes on the first day of school and see the excitement of the kids (and teachers) faces. It's a great way to start off the school year!