Last week I shared with you a really fun cupcake to make for your Easter gathering. Today, I have another fun cupcake to share with you that is equally as easy and makes the perfect pairing to go with those bunny butt cupcakes. How about a Carrots in the Dirt cupcake?
This cupcake is super cute and everyone will rave about how creative it is. Your friends are going to want to know your secret for finding out how to make fun recipes like this. My secret weapon is my artistic daughter who loves to bake and create. She came up with this cupcake.
So to start, you are going to take your baked and cooled cupcakes and cut out a center hole in each one.
You are going to fill this cavity with icing, so be patient. Once you get your cupcakes hulled out, set them aside and prepare your “dirt”.
The dirt in this case is simply Oreo cookies crushed up on a plate to resemble dirt. Be sure to leave the white creme filled center inside so that you can make sure it is crumbly.
Once you do this, you are going to take your homemade icing or store bought icing and separate it — saving most of it for the carrots.
Leaving part of the icing white, you are going to ice those cupcakes thinly to give it something for your dirt to stick to. Then you are going to dunk your cupcakes into the Oreo dust and cover all that white icing.
Now, once you do this, set these aside and prepare your icing. Using a very bright orange food coloring which you can pick up on Amazon or at Hobby Lobby, tint your icing to make it the color of carrots.
Once you do, then you are going to fill a piping bag and either using a 2″ round tip or just by cutting off the tip of the bag to create a 2″ hole, you are going to pipe the orange icing into the hole of the cupcake.
Be sure when you come above ground on the top of the cupcake, you round it out to make it look like a carrot on top.
Then using your edible Easter grass, add a few sprigs to look like the sprigs of green on top of a carrot.
Once you do that, set them aside and finish assembling all the others until you have this amazing row of carrots in the dirt cupcakes.
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix
- 1 container of Oreo Cookies crushed and crumbled
- 2 tubs of vanilla frosting
- 1 piping bag
- orange food coloring
- edible easter grass
Cook the cupcakes according to package directions. Set them aside and let them cool. Once cool, carve out a round hole in each one.
Take icing and lightly icing the cupcakes with the vanilla. Take all the rest of the icing and tint it orange like a carrot.
Take the Oreo Cookies and crumble up what you need. Make it as fine as you can to resemble dirt. Dip iced cupcakes in dirt and then set aside.
Take orange icing and place in the piping bag and snip the tip off to create about a 2" hole. Pipe the orange icing down into the hole of each cupcake and ending with a round mound on top.
Top each one with easter grass. Enjoy!