See what I gave to a few friends this Easter. Carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting topped with homemade chocolate carrots as decoration. The cupcakes were all packaged in these cute little cupcake boxes!I had ordered some royal icing carrots from King Arthur's Flour for about seven dollars. When I opened them I found that there were only 8 in the package. Now I love King Arthur's Flour like everyone else but these little suckers were almost 1 buck a piece and that was without shipping! And I had planned on making 30 cupcakes. Do the math..... So I got out my food safe mold putty and.....
Then I removed the carrots (broke two in the process......) and poured candy melts into the little cavities. I popped the filled molds into the freezer for about three minutes and CAREFULLY renoved the candy carrots. I only broke a few in the process so they were much sturdier than the sugar ones.
I didn/t have orange candy melts so I mixed red with yellow and they looked great when they were done. And cost a lot less than a dollar a piece!
Here are the finished cupcakes. Some went to my neighbor, some went to a few friends and the rest were our Easter dessert.