These are what I liked most about them.
Each little maple leaf started out as a square of Brach's caramel. I put a caramel in the microwave for about 3-5 seconds (test with your own microwave's power). You definitely don't want them to melt. They should be softened just enough to make them more pliable to roll out.
Roll a caramel out between 2 pieces of wax paper.
Unless you work really, really fast I would suggest softening up and rolling out one caramel at a time.
With a small leaf-shaped canapé cutter press your leaf shape out. Make each vein indention with the back of a paring knife.
When finished, gently place a caramel leaf on top of each cupcake