How to create a Carrot Cupcake for Easter

As a busy mom who gets called on often to assist with class parties, I tend to embrace my creative side while finding unique ways to save time along the way. Cupcakes tend to be a crowd pleaser. They are easy to sever in bulk and are quick for clean-up making them a selection I lean on often when prepping for a youth event. With Easter so close, I am excited to share a few methods to take ordinary treats and turn them into holiday favorites.

carrot cupcakes

Creating a Carrot Cupcake

Things you will need:

  • 12 orange Starburst
  • Bag of Rips candy (green for the carrot top)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon mixed with 1 tablespoon sugar in a shaker
  • 24 frosted cupcakes {any flavor with white color icing}

How to make a candy carrot:

  1. Cut your Starburst in half.
  2. Flatten the top of one end and make the other end pointed.
  3. On the flattened end add some green Rips {pulled apart in strands}.
  4. Wrap the flattened end around the Rips
  5. Roll the whole thing to form a carrot shape

Putting it all together:

  1. Take your frosted cupcake and sprinkle on the cinnamon/sugar mixture to create a dirt look.
  2. Place carrot on top of cupcake.
  3. Enjoy!

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  1. Shannon says

    This is a really cool cupcake that looks like you spent forever to make. Thank you for sharing this with us and have a lovely day.

  2. M.Clark says

    Those candy carrots look very real! They are the perfect cupcake toppers for Easter, thank you for sharing this post.

  3. Ari T. says

    Ooooh these are very cute! I love how simple they are to make….you don’t need any actual special carrot toppers! The sprinkled cinnamon also adds a fancy touch!

  4. Sherry Compton says

    How cute and creative! I love the idea of using orange starbursts. I don’t know what Rips candy is but I’m sure I can find it. Sounds great!

  5. Lauryn R says

    This is such a cute idea! What I love the most about it is that it is super easy while looking like you spent forever on it! I will definitely be making these with my daughter this weekend!

  6. says

    These looks so cute but sound so simple. I’m going to give it a try. We don’t have “Rips” here but I’m sure I can find a suitable substitute.

  7. Natalie Brown says

    Oh my goodness, what a cute idea! I would never have thought of that. lol I wanted to tell you also that I really like your blog picture. You have the sweetest smile & soft eyes. :)

  8. Paula Ball says

    what a neat idea! was expecting a complicated recipe & was pleasantly surprised. My grandkids don’t really like carrot cake so this is perfect.

  9. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    This is a cute idea to make a carrot cupcake look homemade. I love how you used the Starburst to make the carrot. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Michelle Salais says

    At first I thought this was an actual carrot cake cupcake. So, it’s just a carrot on top. Haha! Looks cool and creative.

  11. Dorothy Boucher says

    what a cute and fun way to decorate a cup cake 😉 always learning something new 😉 thanks for sharing another great recipe and tip 😉 @tisonlyme143

  12. nancy chipriano says

    Wow! I never would have thought of using an orange Starburst for a carrot! How cute and clever. Thanks!

  13. lisa says

    Carrot cake is a favorite of mine. It’s not overly sweet. I like to add carrot shavings in the mix when I make it.

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