Carrot cupcakes with fondant carrots

Hungry anyone??!

I have an abundance of carrots in the fridge at the moment and as I have some friends coming over this afternoon I decided to make cupcake versions of the Planet Cake recipe with edible fondant carrots on top.

This is such a delicious carrot cake so if you are not reaching your 5 serves of vegetables per day, I strongly suggest you give these a try 🙂

Makes 24 cupcakes

170g self raising flour

170g plain white flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon bicarb soda

200ml vegetable oil

225g soft brown sugar

4 eggs, lightly beated

125ml golden syrup

500g grated carrots

you can also add 60g chopped pecans or walnuts, but I didn’t include these because I didn’t have any in the kitchen.

Preheat the oven to 170C.

Sift flours, spices, bicarb soda and make a well in the centre. Whisk oil, eggs, sugar and golden syrup and gradually mix into the dry ingredients. Stir in carrots and nuts and spoon mixture into your cupcake cases.

Bake until the top springs back when touched (it will depend on your oven, but probably around 20mins).

Once cool, whip up 250g cream cheese and 125g icing sugar and pipe onto your cooled cupcakes.

To make the carrots, roll out some balls of orange fondant. (Apologies for the quality of these photos… they were taken with my camera early this morning!!)

Shape into a cone

Using a modelling tool or blunt knife, score lines into the carrots

Make a hole at the top of the carrots

Roll out some green fondant into small balls

Roll into a teardrop shape

Dab some edible glue or water into the top hole of the carrot

Insert the green teardrop shape into the top of the carrot

Cut the top of the carrot using a modelling tool or knife

Place cake stand in a safe spot, out of the reach of children who will be screaming “CARRRRRRRROT CAAAAAAAKE”

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5 Responses to Carrot cupcakes with fondant carrots

  1. ButterYum September 2, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    I’m dying… these are the cutest carrot cuppies ever! I’m pinning them!


  2. Vanda Robbins December 23, 2013 at 3:22 am #

    What a wonderful tutorial! I’ve just made some fondant carrots and they turned out really well – thank you x

    • BronnieBakes Admin December 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

      Thanks Vanda! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe xx

  3. Michelle April 1, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    What a fab tutorial! Used it for our shoot and it worked perfectly 🙂 Thanks so much x Mich

    • BronnieBakes Admin April 2, 2015 at 7:11 am #

      Yay – that is great to hear!

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