I just made some yummy carrot cake cupcakes and now im ready to decorate. I want to do those adorable carrots people do on top of cake and cupcake but cannot figure out how to do them.
Here is a picture just in case you dont know what im talking about.
looks like fondant (or marzipan). roll into a carrot shape. mark lines with a knife. use ball tool/ end of paint brush to make small hole at the top end. cut your green fondant to make the leafy bit. put some water/ edible glue on the end, and stick into the hole. ta-da! they always look so cute
I agree that those are fondant (or something along those lines).
i agree, the ones in the photo look like fondant. But you can do them with buttercream or cream cheese icing. Just use a round tip and hold it on one side to build up some pressure then pull to the other side a little quicker to create the point of the carrot. Then use a leaf tip for the ... well leaf
You can also make them out of royal icing and have a supply of them. You can make a ton of them out of a tiny batch of royal icing and then don't have to mess with making batches of orange and green frosting each time you need it.
I agree you can do Royal icing carrots but I'd use fondant and then cut the green top with a blossom cutter. make a carrot shape mark lines with a knife stick the green blossom on the end so it looks like the carrot top