Frosted Carrots On Top Of Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Baking By approachthebench Updated 20 Aug 2010 , 9:11pm by Goldberry

approachthebench Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 10:23am
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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.

Ideas?

Here is a picture just in case you dont know what im talking about.

http://www.buttermilkpress.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/carrot_cupcakes-tnail.jpg

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brincess_b Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 11:11am
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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 icon_smile.gif
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mandyloo Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 11:15am
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I agree that those are fondant (or something along those lines).

leily Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 12:13pm
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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 icon_smile.gif

cupcakeology Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 11:00pm
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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.

Goldberry Posted 20 Aug 2010 , 9:11pm
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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

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