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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About Teri

Teri Hardy is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined as well as the founder of Mom Powered Media. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She loves to write, doodle & go, go, go. Control freak, master multi-tasker and shopaholic. Ms. Hardy has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.


  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. I love carrot cake. That’s a clever idea, using the candy to make a carrot for the top.

  3. These would cute for a party or anytime. I love them.

  4. Sandra VanHoey says:

    We all love carrot cake. These look so good. You did a great job

  5. How creative! Looks simple enough for even me! lol

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

  7. desiree says:

    the cupcake sund great

  8. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These look so good need to try to make them. Yummy

  9. gigi borden says:

    oh my gosh, these are so cute and look so yum! thanks for sharing, will have to make!

  10. 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!

  11. Jeanine says:

    This is such a cute idea!! I can totally see making these with the kids at church!

  12. 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!

  13. Sarah Elyce says:

    This is quite the clever presentation of carrot cake cupcakes. Well done!

  14. Lynda Cook says:

    I love carrot cupcakes and I love how you decorated these, they are awesome

  15. 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!

  16. These are so cute! I bet they’re really yummy too!

  17. Holly E says:

    What a great recipe! These cupcakes are so cute and I bet they taste wonderful!

  18. flareys ameure says:

    amazing recipe thanks for sharing your great ideas with us i really like your posts

  19. So cute and easy! I never thought to use Startburst!

  20. 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.

  21. Karen Sargent says:

    These look so cute! I have to get my baking on for easter and the summer!

  22. 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. :)

  23. Renee Smith says:

    This is the cutest idea ever and so easy. I hope mine will turn out as nice as the picture.

  24. Betsy Barnes says:

    How cute! Nice idea using Starburst for the carrot, my favorite candy! :)

  25. Amy Heffernan says:

    YUMMY! These look great!

  26. This is such an adorable and creative way to make cupcakes that look like you spent all day making.I love this.Thanks so much for posting.

  27. These would be great for a bake sale!

  28. 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.

  29. Gale McCarron says:

    These are so adorable and will be lots of fun to make with my Grandchildren. Thanks!

  30. These are so good. I love carrot cake, the cupcake size is perfect too.

  31. 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.

  32. alicia k says:

    a neat idea to spice up a cupcake!

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. nancy chipriano says:

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

  36. valerie guerrero says:

    this look yummy and delicious but easter already passed

  37. 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.

  38. These are cute. Too bad they are using candies that have artificial things in them. Any suggestions for alternatives?

  39. These are so cute! I will be making them next Easter.

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