This is what I needed as I had to make the cupcakes the day before the baby shower. Making carrot cake is pretty straightforward and easy. The real challenge was what decoration to choose and how to achieve it.
Now, what about the decoration? I looked at all kinds of icing, ganaches, accessories, etc... But I had to keep in mind that the occasion is a baby shower for a little girl. And the weather is all summery which invites sunny colors, flowers, etc... I eventually settled on butter icing. First of all because it seemed easy to make! And easy to color the way I want. I did a baby pink, a baby blue and a purple batch. Later I made a yellow one as well.
And little decorations to adorn the icing, sugar flowers, silver sugar balls, and little green leaves that I made out of marzipan.
I never piped icing before, it was very tricky indeed! But it was very enjoyable and I will definitely do it again. I have been bitten by the cake decorating bug!
Here are the finished products!