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Peter Rabbit Inspired Carrot Cake Carrots


  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 container of cream cheese frosting
  • 1 bag of bright white candy melts
  • 1 cup of green candy melts
  • 1/2 cup of orange candy melts
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Spray 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat cake mix butter, milk, vanilla and eggs on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Mix in the shredded carrots and chopped pecans (pecans optional).
  5. Pour batter into cupcake pan.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Crumble cake completely into a large mixing bowl to fine crumbs.
  9. Add spoonfuls of cream cheese frosting into the crumbled cake and mix until it becomes a dough like texture.
  10. Flatten out cake dough onto a cookie sheet and set aside.
  11. Using the microwave, melt your green candy melts for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until completely melted.
  12. Once melted transfer it to a disposable piping bag and cut the tip off.
  13. Pipe stems onto wax paper on a second cookie sheet by piping a thick line about 2-3 inches long and pipe leafs along the lines.
  14. Pipe them somewhat thick as they can break.
  15. Pop the cookie sheet into the freezer to dry the stems for 10 minutes.
  16. While the stems are drying, use a carrot cookie cutter to cut out carrot shapes onto the first cookie sheet.
  17. Cut the tops off the carrots and mix the tops back into the cake dough.
  18. Melt the white candy melts just like the green candy melts in the microwave.
  19. Once melted add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to thin out the white candy melts.
  20. Then transfer the white candy into a piping bag and set aside.
  21. Pour into a piping bag and set aside.
  22. Carefully push the stems into the top of each carrot.
  23. Place the carrots onto a wire rack.
  24. Using the white candy melts, cut the tip off piping bag and make large drizzle over the carrot cakes so that each is completely coated in white.
  25. Lightly tap the wire rack onto a counter so that any excess drips off the cake.
  26. Melt the orange candy melts in the same microwave method.
  27. Once melted, transfer into a piping bag.
  28. Cut the smallest tip off the orange piping bag and drizzle over the white on the cake.
  29. Let completely dry before gently removing from the wire rack with a metal spatula.
  30. Enjoy!
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