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Mini Carrot Cake Cupcakes

4 Mar

March 4th, 2012

Carrot cake is one of my all time favorites. It’s something about the combination of carrots, raisins and cream cheese frosting that makes this my preferred flavor. Not to mention, the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves give off an aromatic scent. A lot of recipes use only cinnamon, but I prefer to use all four spices.

These were made for Chloe’s birthday bash this past Saturday. Baby Chloe had her 1st birthday party and her mom asked me to make some carrot cupcakes. To play up the cupcakes I made edible carrots out of gum paste…don’t they look so real?

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

11 Dec

December 11th, 2011

Happy Holidays! I still can’t believe it’s December already, which means holiday baking in full-affect! I have been experimenting with a few tarts, but that will be a future post. This weekend, however, I experimented with a new cake flavor.

Recently, I’ve been seeing cakes decorated with cream filled wafers, so I was inspired to make something similar. I decided to make a mini (6-inch) carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. The cake was light and fluffy because I lightened the batter with meringue. The center was also filled with cream cheese, with a thin layer of shredded coconut. The fun part was surrounding the cake with vanilla cream wafers. Not only did the wafers give a nice dimension, but they are also a pretty presentation.

Carrot Cake

Frosted and filled with cream cheese frosting

Surrounded with vanilla wafers.

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