Carrot Patch Cupcake Tutorial

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!
Carrot Patch Cupcakes
She made the marshmallow carrots as marshmallow pops
Carrot Patch Cupcakes
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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Carrot Patch Cupcake tutorial
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.
Carrot Patch Cupcake tutorial
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.
Carrot Patch Cupcake tutorial..
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!
Carrot Patch Cupcake tutorial
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. 


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  1. Laurie says

    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!

  2. Aditi says

    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?

    • says

      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).

  3. 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!!


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