Bunny and Carrot Cupcake Toppers

by Dana on March 26, 2013

This weekend we had an early Easter celebration with friends and I was asked to bring dessert. Heaven.  In my world, we’d just skip dinner all together and move on to the treats.  I guess if there are carrots involved it’s sort of like dinner?

Glad we’re on the same page.

So I started with my mom’s Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, which also makes about 22-24 cupcakes.  Follow the recipe in the link and bake them for about 18 mins.

While the cupcakes bake, I grabbed simple items from around the house and got crafty.

Who doesn’t love a festive cupcake topper?!

Okay, pretty self-explanatory but here are some tips….
• Use a crayon to color the carrot circle stickers (you can also use orange stickers but I sorta like how the crayon makes it look grainy)
• Use three yarn strings for the carrots, sandwich them between two orange stickers, squeeze together, and cut the sides in an angle, like a carrot.

• Use a Sharpie or marker for bunny faces
• Cut each yarn ear about 2 1/2 -2 3/4 inches long.
• Make tan bunnies, black, whatever!
NOTE: some finished toppers pulled apart a bit from the bulky yarn
in the middle. But overall they worked well and I just squeezed them
together again before our party.

That’s some easy gardening.

The kids wandered in while I was cutting and wanted to make bunnies too.  So I let them draw their own and loved what they did.

Bunnies and Carrots!
Chomp, chomp.
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When the cupcakes were cooled and frosted we stuck in the Toppers.

Ready for the party!

And in case you’re wondering what happened to those pretty orange cupcake liners I started with?….I realized after pouring batter into all the cups that I’d forgotten to add the milk.
GRRRR.
So I squeezed the batter from every cup and had to go with the silver liners instead.   No big deal but seriously how cute were those orange ones??

Happy Easter!

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1 Amanda March 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Thanks for explaining about the liners. For some reason, it caught my eye that a change had been made and I was wondering. They came out very cute!

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2 carolina March 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm

is cute!!!! and mmmmmmm!!

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3 Erika March 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm

How cute! My daughter would definitely enjoy helping me make those!!

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4 Dagny March 26, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I made cupcakes last week and it was only after filling all my wrappers that I realized I had forgotten to add the baking soda. I had to scrape it all back into the bowl too. What a pain, right?

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5 Cari March 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I kind of love that your blog and tutorials are always made with things I already have on hand–not crazy printables or punches or complex (yet super cute–don’t get me wrong) things. I love that you seem to be a very down-to-earth average-like-the-rest-of-us mother.

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6 Miranda March 26, 2013 at 11:18 pm

So cute, and so simple. I kinda want to eat one right now.

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7 Kerry March 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm

That IS a bummer of a grrrrrrrrr… But they still turned out darling!!

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8 Iryna March 27, 2013 at 1:41 pm

So cute and creative!

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9 Alisa Cutcher March 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Tried out your CC recipe…..For you&your Mom….It was Delicioso!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Hoppy Hoppy!!

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10 Michelle DuPuis March 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Adorable!

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11 Lynet Witty March 29, 2013 at 12:03 am

Gah! Don’t you hate it when an ingredient escaped your mind!? Those are Oh so cute, Dana. So resourceful you are!

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