Why are carrot cakes and carrot cake cupcakes always topped with a piped carrot drawing? Apple cakes don’t have apple drawings on them, nor do peach cakes have little piped peaches.
Don’t be alarmed by the number of steps in the carrot curl instructions. I know it sounds like a lot of fussing, but making the carrot curls is really quite simple and the result is beautiful. When Bride 3.0 saw the cupcakes topped with these, she loved that they looked like little ribbons.
These curls can be made up to five days in advance and recrisped. I also suggest making more than you think you will need as inevitably some end up losing their shape and some end up looking fantastic!
Note: If you don’t want to make carrot curls but still want to top your cupcakes with real carrots, you might consider Chockylit’s carrot sprinkes.