Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pretty Cupcake with a Carrot on top

This year for Easter I decided to make Carrot on Cake - not to be confused with Carrot Cake.  I made super yummy mousse filled cupcakes  (Bronwyn made the mousse) topped with Oreo dirt and then a carrot top.
These carrots were pretty crazy easy.  Basically orange candy melts, melted but somewhat setting. You don't want that candy too loosy goosy… you want some stiffness to it so they look like carrots.  Then I added a little edible green Easter grass before they set and just like that carrots!  I did put the carrots on first, then rolled the cupcakes in Oreo - otherwise the carrots would have never stuck.
Not only were they super cute, they tasted pretty awesome.   This recipe was certainly a winner in my book.

Pudding Filled Dirt Cupcakes
1 chocolate cake mix
1 c. chocolate cookie crumbs
1 can chocolate frosting
24 gummy worms, each one cut into 2 pieces
1 chocolate pudding mix (4 serving box)
1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. Cool Whip

Preheat oven to 350* Prepare cake mix according to box. Fill liners 3/4 full and bake 18-20 minutes. Cool.
While cupcakes are cooling, whisk the pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes. Refrigerate until set. Fold in cool whip. Cut a small part out of the top of each cupcake. Fill the holes with a scoop of pudding mixture. Cover with the piece of the cupcake top. Frost with the canned frosting and roll in oreo crumbs. Using a sharp knife, cut two slits in the tops of the cupcakes and push the gummy worm halves into them. Keep refrigerated.

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