#77: Thanksgiving Carrot & Cranberry Cupcakes

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

The next several batches of cupcakes you'll see on the blog were made at my parents' house over Thanksgiving. For her birthday, my mom requested several batches of cupcakes that she could take to the school where she works.

As it turns out, I didn't get a lot of pictures of the process. I wasn't feeling very good thanks to Fetus Meadows and I wasn't really on top of my game where baking and photographing was concerned. Excuses aside, let's get to the cupcakes!

The first batch was "Thanksgiving Carrot and Cranberry Cupcakes", which included the obvious (carrots and cranberries) as well as walnuts and all sorts of yummy spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger).

Look at that batter! All those yummy bits!


These smelled AMAZING and looked beautiful the moment they were pulled from the oven. Mmm.


Yum! What's NOT to love about cranberries?!


Once cooled, the cupcakes were frosted with a spiced cream cheese icing and decorated with candy corn. ((Word to the wise: if you are decorating cupcakes with candy corn, don't do so until the day of...otherwise the colors bleed into the icing. Oops.))


So cute. And perfect for celebrating a fall birthday!


Happy Birthday, Mommy-O! Love you.

Neapolitan Cake

Arr, Matey!