Another favorite from the past…delicious Carrot Cake Cupcakes and adorable boxes to hold them. We made these as teacher gifts for Easter last year, using some gift boxes from World Market and adding an insert to hold the cupcakes securely. It really didn’t take as long as you might think!
I decided to make from-scratch Carrot Cake Cupcakes so I used a recipe from my King Arthur cookbook, similar to this King Arthur Carrot Cake Cupcake Recipe. Mine had only 2-1/2 cups shredded carrots, 8 oz crushed pineapple(drained), and 1 cup shredded coconut, but otherwise was the same. It was doggone delicious, though, so let your conscience be your guide as to whether to substitute in the ingredients I used.
When I bought them, I had in mind using snack mix or cookies to fill them, so when I decided on cupcakes, I realized I needed to make a cupcake holder to insert into the boxes. It’s really quite simple.
I punched out a 2-1/2” scallop circle, then put adhesive on all the corner pieces and assembled a little stand. I adhered the side piece I had cut out back onto the two corner pieces, too, for stability.
Now there’s a life skill I bet you never planned to learn today…cupcake stabilization. And don’t judge me for those giant marshmallow carrots…Thundercloud insisted we needed to add them.
Happy Easter, y’all!