Eat Your Carrots

Carrot Cake Pops [1]

Okay, so this isn’t really a hard sell. I mean let’s face it … cake dressed up as cute baby carrots is way more fun than the real vegetable version, right?!

I think so. But, I guess I could start drawing faces on raw carrots to make me want to eat them more. Maybe. One day.

But first… let’s hop all over these carrot cake pops. A fun little Easter (or vegetable lover’s) treat!

crumbling [2]

Okay, these would have been a little more in line with the theme if I actually made carrot cake and cream cheese frosting.

But I didn’t. No carrots in the house ; )

Instead I just baked a yellow cake, crumbled it and mixed with frosting.

Here’s basic instructions for making round cake pops [3]. To shape them into carrots, use wax paper to aid in shaping. You can slide, rock and roll your cake balls on wax paper to shape and create a smooth surface.

dipping [4]

And then after you’ve chilled them for a bit, you can dip them in melted orange candy wafers [5].

Dip and remove in one easy motion and without swirling in the melted candy. Make sure the coating is nice and fluid when you dip and then remove and tap off any excess for a smooth surface.

And before the coating sets, insert the leaves right on top.

Teardrop Candies [6]

I had these teardrop candies [7] and thought they would be the perfect shape, size and color for the leaves.

Green Teardrop Candies [8]

And they were. Just insert two candies side by side and then a third candy right in front before the candy coating sets.

Carrot Cake Pop [9]

Voila … carrots. And cute carrots at that with sweet, simpe faces.

Use an Americolor Gourmet Writing pen [10] to draw on the eyes and mouths.

Carrot Cake Pop [11]

But to make the eyes pop, dot on a little white coating on each eye … it really makes a difference and gives them more personality.

Confetti Sprinkles [12]

For sweet cheeks, use pastel confetti sprinkles in pink and attach them to the pop using a toothpick dipped in coating.

Carrot Cake Pops [13]

See… super cute. But let’s add a little more detail.

Carrot Cake Pops [14]

You can also use a toothpick dipped in coating to draw horizontal lines on the carrots.

Now … They look good enough to eat!

Bunny Carrot Cake Pops [15]

But this guy tried to go in disguise and hide from any hungry bunnies.

Carrot Cake Pops [16]

He wasn’t successful. This big bunny knows better.

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