How to Bake Carrot Topper Cupcakes

Practice your piping skills by creating these delicious cupcakes, complete with carrot toppers! Follow the tutorial below to find out how to decorate your cupcakes to the nines this Easter – watch out for the bonus icing bunny!

You Will Need How to Make

1. Pre-heat the oven 180OC / 160C fan assisted ovens / Gas mark 4

2. Line the muffin tin with the cupcake cases

3. Empty the contents of the vanilla cake mix into a large bowl and add the water, eggs and oil

4. Gently mix for about 2 minutes until smooth and creamy

5. Spoon the mixture into the cases until just over half full,  and cook in the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch

6. Turn out of the tin and leave to cool   

7. Insert the icing nozzle into an icing bag the spoon the buttercream icing    

8. Pipe a ring of icing around the outer edge of the cake, then pipe a smaller ring into the middle to cover the top of the cupcake    

9. Roll the edges of the cupcakes in the mixed nuts


10. To make the sugar carrots a little more life like add a drop of food colouring to a teaspoon of water and mix together then using a cocktail stick to draw on some lines

11. Place a sugar carrot on the top of each cupcake to finish

12. To make a bunny, using the flesh coloured fondant:

  • Roll a large ball for the head
  • Roll two smaller balls, flatten them slightly then make 2 cuts with a knife to make the paws
  • Roll two sausage shapes and flatten them slightly to make the ears
  • Roll a small ball and flatten it to make the snout              

13. Using the black fondant roll two small balls for the eyes           

14. Using the red fondant roll a small ball for the nose

15. Stick the snout and red nose on to the head using edible glue   


16. Make two indents in the head for the eyes and stick in the black balls

17. Gently insert half a cocktail stick halfway in to each ear and attached to the head (if would prefer not to use the cocktail stick you will need to let the ears dry for a few hours before adding to the cake or they won’t stay upright)    

18. Place the bunny head, paws and carrot on the cake to finish

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