Sunday, April 12, 2009

Carrot Cupcakes

I'm so proud of my carrot cupcakes! I kept seeing pictures of cupcakes with cute little carrots on top and then I was determined to figure out how to make my own. It was quite a process, but I did it. The carrot cake recipe was sort of a combination of the one Uma used from EDF and this one from the Food Network. I of course did the cream cheese frosting too, because why would you ever pass up on a chance to eat frosting!?

As you can imagine, the carrots were the tricky part. Here they are after I had made them, a day early, before I put them on the cupcakes. I did some research on fondant and discovered that fondant you buy in stores allegedly tastes terrible. But fondant is pretty difficult to make. But then I found out about MMF - marshmallow fondant. I wouldn't say it's easy, but it's definitely doable, and I'm sure next time will be better since I'll know what I'm doing. This blog did a great job explaining how to make MMF. Basically you melt marshmallows and add a ton of powdered sugar and it turns into a playdough consistency. Except mine was really sticky, but with the help of corn starch and crisco, I managed. And I think the carrots came out so cute! Hehe I can't wait to EAT THEM ALL!


Sarah! said...

CUTE!! You did such a good job! I am so proud of you!!!

Uma said...

Louisa! This is amazing!! And thanks for the tips about store bought fondant - I've stared at it a few times and then never purchased it b/c it feels like a big project! Now I know I need to make the MMF!

DDpie said...

Hi Louisa! I'd say those fall into the "super cute" category ;) So glad the blog helped, can't wait to see what else you come up with!