Hearing that the teachers’ dessert bar was lacking, I volunteered to bake carrot cupcakes.
Most cake balls have some sort of chocolate or candy coating, but mine went bare. If I’d planned ahead, I would have gotten some white chocolate to melt and dipped these. That may have made them over-the-top rich, but that just seems to be the deal with cake balls or pops. Chocolate Balls My first type of chocolate balls […]
The always crowd-pleasing Carrot Cupcakes were the request for a friend’s baby shower, and I was happy to bake a double batch. I also helped with decorations for the party, though I was not the mastermind (that was another crafty friend)! The artist mom-to-be drew a baby owl to adorn the invitations and décor, and we used it […]
I was also getting to the bottom of a box of dried fruit, so I used it all. The fruit was mostly regular raisins but also included some dried cranberries and golden raisins. The cranberries sprinkled throughout gave a nice surprise tart taste. I sprinkled nutmeg on top for the look and an extra hint of flavor.
I knew time would be tight, so I prepared them in stages. Earlier in the day before the party, I grated the carrots and sealed them in an airtight container and measured out and mixed my dry ingredients (sugar in one container, flour mixture in another). I was back to bake them after dinner, giving […]