{Tutorial} Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Recently, I went to an Easter Egg hunt at Courtney’s house (of Charming Whimsy) where she once again produced a fabulous spread with lots of fun things for the kids to do and lots of special treats. The cupcakes she made for the party were so unique and creative—little carrot patches complete with dirt and dipped marshmallow carrots. So NEAT!
She made the marshmallow carrots as marshmallow pops
and made an entire carrot patch out of them. How cute are those carrots in those little flower pots!!?

After a little begging, Courtney kindly wrote up a tutorial on these quick and easy cupcakes sure to impress your friends, neighbors and mothers of the children in your kid’s class. You’ll need:


  • 1 bag of large or small marshmallows depending on how many carrots you want on each cupcake
  • 1 bag of orange candy melts
  • 1 bag of green edible grass (I found mine at Target, but I saw that it is also available at Michael’s and World Market)
  • Orange sugar or sprinkles (optional)
  • 1 package of Oreos or chocolate cookie crumbs
  • Cupcakes with chocolate frosting
  • Toothpicks


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To create the marshmallow carrots:

1. Insert toothpicks halfway into bottom of marshmallows.

2. Follow package directions on bag of candy melts to heat until they are melted to a smooth consistency.
3. Dip each marshmallow in the candy melt until coated.
4. If using sugar or sprinkles, immediately dip the candy coated marshmallow into the sugar.
5. Set marshmallows on parchment paper or stick into styrofoam while the candy coating sets.
6. Use a toothpick to make a hole in the top of each candy coated marshmallow.
7. Cut edible grass into small pieces and set 2-4 strands in each marshmallow.
8. Remove toothpicks before adding marshmallows to cupcakes.
To create the cupcakes:
1. Press one large marshmallow carrot or several small ones into the cupcake’s frosting.
2. Sprinkle cookie crumbs around the carrot to create dirt.
3. Enjoy!
You can also use the marshmallow carrots as standalone marshmallow pops by inserting lollipop sticks into the marshmallows instead of toothpicks.
Thanks again for sharing this, Courtney! See her beautiful charm bracelets, bags and more at her shop, Charming Whimsy. 



  1. I just adore the marshmallow carrot pops! Love them! So cute and simple!

  2. What a cute idea! They look so yummy!

  3. Great idea…love these!

  4. what an adorable collection of carrot goodies!!

  5. these are so cute, and a great and relatively easy idea! thx for sharing :)

  6. Love this idea…this is going in my cupcake file. :)

  7. quickcheck_girl says:

    so so cute excited to make everything. The orange sugar adds the perfect touch. thanx

  8. You have adorable ideas! Thank you for sharing for the uncreative Mom!

  9. My daughter and I just finished making these, they are the cutest cupcakes ever! Your directions are excellent, we had no problems making these, thanks!

  10. We loved these so much we made them too. Check them out on Sugar & Bows.

  11. Hi! These cupcakes are adorable. I was wondering, however – do you bake the cupcakes directly in the flower pots? Where did you get those pots from and what are they made of?

    • Hi Aditi! They make flower pot cupcake kits, or you can bake in regular paper liners and carefully place these into the garden variety flower pot (you don’t want to risk contamination by baking in the garden clay pots).

  12. Deborah Rushing says:

    This is such a cute idea. Our club is having our annual spring bake sale for our fundraiser. Just wanted something different and cute. I think you have surely created that for me. Thanks!!

  13. i LOVE this! I’ve pinned it. I’d love for you to come join my weekly linky party this friday at smallfineprint.com

  14. I tried them and loved them!!


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