Wednesday, June 2, 2010

All dressed up Eggless Carrot Cupcakes- A Thank You gift

It's officially summer here, with DD's school closed for the school year. For this year when I asked her what she wants for her teacher as a thank you gift, she asked me to bake carrot cupcakes for her with little carrot decorations on top....she remembered from one of her conversations, that her teacher loves carrot cake. So we baked these goodies for her second grade teacher & other staff, which they really liked.

But I really like to share one of her classmates opinion on those cupcakes(they didn't get to eat cupcakes....school district policy no home made goodies for students).....a compliment given by an 8 yr. old(her best friend), which she told me about after coming back from school.........S said  " I want your mom to bake cake for my next b'day as I think she's a professional"......wooohhhoooo, she made my day......these cupcakes are not the prettiest one but I was amazed that how an 8 yr. old can get so happy by just looking at simple things....isn't being child a greatest thing in this world.

For cupcakes I used my old trusted eggless carrot cupcake recipe & for icing :
  1. 4 Tblsp. butter
  2. 4 Tblsp. veg. shortening
  3. 4 oz. cream cheese
  4. 1 tsp. clear vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups confetioner sugar
Cream first 4 ingredients, slowly add sugar & mix till everything gets together & smooth. I was left with almost a cup of icing after frosting dozen cupcakes. So one can easily half this recipe if making for dozen cupcakes. Carrots for decorations were made using fondant & for leaves tinted little icing with green color & piped it using leaf tip.

Note : I used veg. shortening because it was very hot day....temperature reaching almost 93 degree on that day & was not sure that if cupcakes will get a chance to sit in the fridge or not in the school before they are consumed. Only butter & cheese would have made frosting little runny consistency I guess, but you can totally leave shortening out & increase the amount of butter or cream chesse acc. to your taste.

Also made a little shell bookmark using crochet, as DD told me that my teacher loves reading so much that sometime she stays up late in the night just to read her fav. books.

20 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

yup its the best thing in the world..and she gave the rt compliment as well...very beautiful and looks professional...

Pari said...

Hi Spice, I am hopping here after a long time and can sense that I have missed many wonderful recipes.
The cupcake looks so beautiful dear, surely a professional make.

jayasree said...

Cup cake frosting looks so Pro.. That's one honest comment from the kid.

Priya said...

Wow wat a super cute cupcakes with beautiful frosting..awesome!

AshKuku said...

Long time no c...... Tempting prep.... Kids now are way ahead from what me or my parents were.... It is amusing that they understand professionalism, when the professionals themselves do not.... That is the irony.... Loved the crochet bookmark too... Very elegant piece.... Her teacher must be proud to have received it....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Asha said...

That's so nice of DD and you to make these for her teacher, looks yummy! :)

Vrinda said...

Cute cup cakes...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Today's children are so observing !!! Perfect compliment for a perfect professional chef :-) Cupcakes look cute and yummy.
Drop in sometime at Hamaree Rasoi in your free time

Deepa

BangaloreBaker said...

Cuppies look really good. I loved the carrot that you have made on the top. Take it from me, kids are the best critics since they don't know how to be politically correct.
I loved your crochet bookmark too. I can crochet,but have no patience for using that thin yarn.

Rachana Kothari said...

A lovely Compliment for a talented Chef :-) These Cupcakes look so cute and yumm :-)

simply.food said...

Ckaes look cute and they are made with so much love I am sure they tasted the best.

Srimathi said...

So nice of you to bake the carrot cake for the teacher. I am sure she would have loved it.

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Tats such a toughtful expression...isn't such small big gestures make life worthwhile..
Loved de carrot cake...too cute to eat.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, thats so beautiful...lovely cupcakes and so thoughtful greetings:)

sangeeta said...

even i love compliments from children , it's always spontaneous n never pretentious...the cupcakes looks really beautiful and the bookmark is great. i have seen this bookmark in another blog where it is made with shaded thread , would like to see other things you make .

M D said...

Love carrot cakes. Like the way u have frosted them. Shows u have immense patience!!!

Suma said...

Perfect cupcakes, sure hit with kids!! Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Spice said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by.....

@ Bangalore Baker, me too prefer to work with thicker yarn but for certain things thin yarn is the best option.....

@Sangeeta, yes u r right there r many sites which shows this bookmark in different shades & even multicolor thread.....but for me this was the last minute decision so I used what I had on hand......few of my other friends also asked me to blog about my other projects, so I hope I'm gonna put them on the web in the coming days....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Thanks for taking your time out and visiting my blog. Even I love your blog for your Delhi connection. :).
How old is your little one? Even I have a little son of 3 years , so I can relate to you in this matter.

Take Care

deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

mangocheeks said...

Just love how you decorated the carrot cupcakes. Truly lovely.