With the wonderful spring weather here in Texas, I got inspired to make cute Candy Carrot Cupcakes for Easter!
With chocolate cupcakes as the dirt and candy carrots, these fun food carrot cupcakes make a simple and tasty edible craft for spring.
These simple carrot cupcakes are easy to make and would be cute Easter Bunny food or perfect for a garden party.
How to make Candy Carrot Cupcakes
You will need:
- Chocolate Cake Mix and ingredients for the mix
- Chocolate Frosting
- Orange Starburst Candy
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Small Terra Cotta Pots – or Baking Flower Pots
I used silicone flower pot cupcake molds that I found at Target. Real terra-cotta pots are safe to cook in as long as they are new, scrubbed clean and unglazed. You could also place cupcakes inside of a terra-cotta pot.
Bake chocolate cake inside of silicone flower pot cake molds and let them cool.
Shape the Starburst candy into carrot shapes. Use a knife to mark the edges of the candy to look like a carrot.
Poke a toothpick through the top of the candy to make a hole for the mint.
Insert a piece of mint into the candy.
Scoop out the top part of the cupcake.
Add chocolate frosting.
Make the “dirt” by sprinkling the top part of the cupcake onto the frosting.
Pat it down gently with your finger to fit inside the pot.
Add your carrots to the cupcake and enjoy!
TIP: Wait to add the mint until you are ready to serve the cupcakes. If you leave the mint out too long, it will wilt.
My kids helped me make the little carrots and absolutely loved these cupcakes!
If you’re looking for the silicone flower pot molds, I found them in the Easter isle at Target. They come in a cupcake kit. Or you can get them here on Amazon.com.
You might also like these Easter ideas!
Originally published on March 19, 2012. Last Updated on April 18, 2019 by Amy Locurto