When I was a kid my dad always used to try to get me to eat squash by saying "it's just like candy!" which of course is a lie and irrelevant since I've never had a huge sweet tooth. Also, squash is still nasty, sorry dad!
Now if I had been a pain about fruit, this could have done the trick for sure. I love apples but still, even as an adult I have a hard time eating all the fruit I should. Maybe my husband will carve hearts in them for me.
Who doesn't love a surprise in their treats? Of course, when that surprise is a happy treat itself, not, like, a worm or something. Finding a heart in your cupcake is like finding a love note. It makes you feel special to know that someone cares enough to make a gesture.
I bet a teacher would appreciate a cupcake that looks like an apple even more than an actual apple. Yes, they are the pillars of society, but everyone needs an unhealthy treat now and again. Plus, maybe it's some sort of apple spice cake, that's not so unhealthy right? I'd even eat that!