I came across this idea, not searching for Easter cake inspiration, but while trying to help my cousin with some long-distance guidance on making a carrot-shaped cake for her daughter’s birthday. I should tell you that her daughter’s birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day…
I don’t exactly associate carrots with that day, but a birthday wish is a birthday wish! My cousin did a great job accommodating the request and I ended up with the idea for carrot top mini cakes!
One of the brilliant tutorials I came across was this gem from Jacks and Kate. So smart! They used a bowl flipped upside down (genius), but I thought a bundt cake could totally work as well. Since we have a relatively small bunch gathering for Easter this year, and because I have a compulsive need to make all things small, I decided to make individual desserts with my mini bundt pan.
- Mini bundt pan
- Chocolate cake batter (homemade, scratch, whatever’s your jam)
- Frosting tinted orange
- Green Twizzlers
- Small knife
- Small icing spatula
I finished my carrot top mini cakes on individual plates, but these would also be adorable done on a long platter set in the middle of the table. To make these more portable, you could set up your carrot top mini cakes in disposable mini cake molds, like these: Crumbcake Paper Molds