I love this idea for cupcake trees, and even though I'm more of a red Twizzler than chocolate Twizzler fan, they work perfectly as the tree trunks! It makes me so happy to see candy used alongside cupcakes and these sound fun to make with kids or for a holiday party, and you could do whatever you want to decorate them on top; I think I'd use Skittles (not sure if they would stay on though). Find out how to make your own at Woman's Day. Via the excellent charity Take Them a Meal, which helps people coordinate meals for loved ones who need them during challenging times.
And while I was looking at the Take Them a Meal website, I found this cupcake wreath on their Facebook page. Love it too!