Friday, October 15, 2010

Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Do you remember The Best Carrot Cake Ever? It was, really, the best carrot cake. And it contains no pineapple. For some reason, I always thought it was strange to put crushed pineapple in a carrot cake.

So I made The Best Carrot Cake recipe into cupcakes, but they looked a little plain. And since I was serving three flavors of cupcakes, I also thought it would be nice to let my guests know what flavor of cupcake was beneath that white frosting. With an itty bitty carrot on top, there would be no guessing.

Piping these carrots is really easy. Here's how...
1. Reserve a little bit of the cream cheese icing and color some with green and some with orange (maybe about 1/4 cup or less of each color).
2. Transfer the icing to two small piping bags fitted with small round piping tips. I used a round tip Wilton #3 for the orange and a smaller tip Wilton #2 for the green.
3. Pipe the orange first. Without lifting the tip, start at the top and pipe back and forth in a zigzag pattern, getting smaller each turn until you get to the bottom. Then, with the green, pipe three short lines, starting each line at the edge of the carrot top.

Voila! The cutest little carrot cupcake!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes


8 comments:

  1. All of your cupcakes look so enticing. :)
    Thank you for posting a pineapple-less recipe for carrot cake! Interesting addition of cocoa powder--I can't wait to try it.

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  2. Those carrot decorations are adorable. And the cupcakes look fit for a king on those little individual serving platters.

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  3. Super duper cute Miss.....this actually reminds me that I meant to make carrot cupcakes a WHILE ago because I bought the cuteset gummy carrots at Target at Easter time this past spring to put on top of them. I know they are still in my cabinet....maybe I will bust them out and see if they are still fresh!

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  4. That is the sweetest little carrot you piped on top!

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  5. That looks delicious! I don't think I've ever had carrot cake without the crushed pineapple. It kinda adds a little crunch to the cake. I do enjoy looking at the pictures you take of your deserts. My mouth is watering.
    Great display as well!

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  6. Simply pretty, very inviting pictures!

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  7. this looks amazing!!!!!! really feel like making this now

    xx

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