This weekend we had an early Easter celebration with friends and I was asked to bring dessert. Heaven. In my world, we’d just skip dinner all together and move on to the treats. I guess if there are carrots involved it’s sort of like dinner?
Glad we’re on the same page.
So I started with my mom’s Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, which also makes about 22-24 cupcakes. Follow the recipe in the link and bake them for about 18 mins.
While the cupcakes bake, I grabbed simple items from around the house and got crafty.
Who doesn’t love a festive cupcake topper?!
Okay, pretty self-explanatory but here are some tips….
• Use a crayon to color the carrot circle stickers (you can also use orange stickers but I sorta like how the crayon makes it look grainy)
• Use three yarn strings for the carrots, sandwich them between two orange stickers, squeeze together, and cut the sides in an angle, like a carrot.
• Use a Sharpie or marker for bunny faces
• Cut each yarn ear about 2 1/2 -2 3/4 inches long.
• Make tan bunnies, black, whatever!
NOTE: some finished toppers pulled apart a bit from the bulky yarn
in the middle. But overall they worked well and I just squeezed them
together again before our party.
That’s some easy gardening.
The kids wandered in while I was cutting and wanted to make bunnies too. So I let them draw their own and loved what they did.
Bunnies and Carrots!
When the cupcakes were cooled and frosted we stuck in the Toppers.
Ready for the party!
And in case you’re wondering what happened to those pretty orange cupcake liners I started with?….I realized after pouring batter into all the cups that I’d forgotten to add the milk.
So I squeezed the batter from every cup and had to go with the silver liners instead. No big deal but seriously how cute were those orange ones??
Thanks for explaining about the liners. For some reason, it caught my eye that a change had been made and I was wondering. They came out very cute!
is cute!!!! and mmmmmmm!!
How cute! My daughter would definitely enjoy helping me make those!!
I made cupcakes last week and it was only after filling all my wrappers that I realized I had forgotten to add the baking soda. I had to scrape it all back into the bowl too. What a pain, right?
I kind of love that your blog and tutorials are always made with things I already have on hand–not crazy printables or punches or complex (yet super cute–don’t get me wrong) things. I love that you seem to be a very down-to-earth average-like-the-rest-of-us mother.
So cute, and so simple. I kinda want to eat one right now.
That IS a bummer of a grrrrrrrrr… But they still turned out darling!!
So cute and creative!
Tried out your CC recipe…..For you&your Mom….It was Delicioso!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Gah! Don’t you hate it when an ingredient escaped your mind!? Those are Oh so cute, Dana. So resourceful you are!