Friday, April 18, 2014

Carrot Cupcakes

Does it get any cuter than these?  Chocolate cupcakes with an orange buttercream carrot tucked inside!!!  Seriously these are off the cuteness factor chart.

They look a little tricky to make but they're really pretty simple.
Start by baking a batch of your favorite chocolate cupcake mix.  (I used my chocolate mocha cake recipe.)

 Use a small knife to cut a cone out of the center of each cooled cupcake.

 Use chocolate buttercream to coat the outside circle of the top of the cupcake.

 Dip the top of the cupcake in crushed oreos.

 Tint some buttercream orange and scoop it into a pastry bag fitted with a #5 tip.

Pipe buttercream into the center of each cupcake until it fills and slightly overflows the cone shaped hole. 

Tint a small amount of buttercream green and scoop it into a pastry bag fitted with a #67 tip.

Pipe leaves on top of carrots.

But wait - you haven't even seen the best part yet.  Slice your cupcake in half to reveal the hidden carrot.

Who could resist a cupcake like this on Easter Sunday?  I love these.


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